PANAMA CITY 2, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=1971
Station:(086841) PANAMA CITY 2
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 451 459 649 850 1091 1214 1303 1303 1161 950 614 471 10513
40 S 451 909 1558 2408 3499 4712 6015 7318 8478 9428 10042 10513 10513
45 M 314 327 495 700 936 1064 1148 1148 1011 795 466 327 8730
45 S 314 642 1137 1837 2772 3836 4984 6132 7142 7937 8403 8730 8730
50 M 198 210 348 550 781 914 993 993 861 640 325 203 7013
50 S 198 408 756 1305 2086 3000 3992 4985 5846 6486 6810 7013 7013
55 M 110 116 217 401 626 764 838 838 711 486 200 110 5415
55 S 110 226 442 843 1469 2232 3070 3908 4619 5105 5305 5415 5415
60 M 49 52 113 258 471 614 683 683 561 337 105 49 3974
60 S 49 101 214 472 943 1556 2239 2922 3483 3820 3925 3974 3974
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 263 269 399 560 758 850 917 913 816 643 374 276 7037
50 S 263 532 931 1491 2249 3099 4016 4929 5745 6387 6761 7037 7037
Derived form the 1948-1971 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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