ORLANDO WSO AIRPORT, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(086638) ORLANDO WSO AIRPORT
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 650 629 821 956 1161 1232 1317 1319 1225 1079 805 681 11876
40 S 650 1279 2100 3057 4218 5450 6768 8087 9311 10390 11195 11876 11876
45 M 499 490 666 806 1006 1082 1162 1164 1075 924 656 528 10059
45 S 499 989 1655 2461 3468 4550 5712 6876 7951 8874 9530 10059 10059
50 M 355 355 512 656 851 932 1007 1009 925 769 508 382 8262
50 S 355 710 1222 1879 2730 3662 4670 5679 6603 7372 7880 8262 8262
55 M 229 231 364 506 696 782 852 854 775 614 365 249 6518
55 S 229 460 825 1331 2027 2810 3662 4516 5291 5904 6269 6518 6518
60 M 127 129 231 358 541 632 697 699 625 459 232 140 4871
60 S 127 255 486 844 1385 2018 2715 3414 4039 4498 4730 4871 4871
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 398 387 528 644 803 857 914 921 869 756 523 423 8021
50 S 398 785 1313 1958 2760 3617 4531 5451 6320 7075 7598 8021 8021
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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