OKEECHOBEE 9 W, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1940 To Year=1974
Station:(086480) OKEECHOBEE 9 W
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 779 578 859 955 1100 1163 1241 1275 1199 1111 887 830 11975
40 S 779 1357 2216 3171 4271 5434 6675 7949 9148 10259 11145 11975 11975
45 M 625 436 704 805 945 1013 1086 1120 1049 956 737 675 10148
45 S 625 1060 1764 2569 3514 4527 5613 6732 7781 8737 9474 10148 10148
50 M 478 300 549 655 790 863 931 965 899 801 587 525 8341
50 S 478 778 1327 1982 2772 3635 4566 5530 6429 7230 7816 8341 8341
55 M 339 182 394 505 635 713 776 810 749 646 438 381 6565
55 S 339 520 914 1419 2054 2767 3543 4352 5101 5747 6185 6565 6565
60 M 211 89 240 355 480 563 621 655 599 491 295 248 4845
60 S 211 300 540 895 1375 1938 2559 3213 3812 4303 4597 4845 4845
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 502 356 557 637 771 830 849 856 820 759 587 550 8071
50 S 502 858 1415 2051 2822 3652 4501 5356 6176 6935 7522 8071 8071
Derived form the 1940-1974 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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