PUNTA GORDA 4 ESE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1965 To Year=2012
Station:(087397) PUNTA GORDA 4 ESE
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 706 688 884 977 1166 1242 1321 1327 1246 1129 890 770 12347
40 S 706 1395 2278 3256 4421 5664 6985 8312 9558 10687 11577 12347 12347
45 M 553 547 729 827 1011 1092 1166 1172 1096 974 740 616 10524
45 S 553 1100 1829 2656 3667 4759 5926 7098 8194 9168 9908 10524 10524
50 M 405 408 574 677 856 942 1011 1017 946 819 590 464 8710
50 S 405 813 1387 2065 2920 3863 4874 5891 6837 7656 8246 8710 8710
55 M 268 277 421 527 701 792 856 862 796 664 441 320 6927
55 S 268 545 966 1493 2194 2986 3843 4705 5501 6165 6606 6927 6927
60 M 153 162 275 378 546 642 701 707 646 510 298 193 5212
60 S 153 315 590 968 1514 2156 2858 3565 4211 4720 5019 5212 5212
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 449 441 583 664 801 858 917 922 876 793 598 495 8397
50 S 449 890 1473 2137 2938 3797 4714 5636 6512 7304 7902 8397 8397
Derived form the 1965-2012 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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