SANFORD EXPERIMENT STN, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1956 To Year=2012
Station:(087982) SANFORD EXPERIMENT STN
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 595 593 798 917 1118 1213 1306 1306 1207 1064 819 658 11595
40 S 595 1188 1987 2904 4022 5235 6541 7847 9053 10117 10936 11595 11595
45 M 446 454 644 767 963 1063 1151 1151 1057 909 669 507 9781
45 S 446 900 1544 2311 3274 4337 5488 6639 7696 8605 9274 9781 9781
50 M 308 322 491 617 808 913 996 996 907 754 520 363 7994
50 S 308 631 1121 1738 2546 3459 4455 5451 6358 7112 7632 7994 7994
55 M 190 205 344 467 653 763 841 841 757 599 376 233 6268
55 S 190 395 739 1206 1860 2622 3463 4305 5061 5660 6036 6268 6268
60 M 98 110 210 320 498 613 686 686 607 445 240 128 4642
60 S 98 209 419 740 1238 1851 2537 3223 3829 4274 4515 4642 4642
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 364 366 512 610 766 838 900 905 852 741 534 405 7792
50 S 364 730 1242 1852 2618 3456 4356 5261 6112 6853 7387 7792 7792
Derived form the 1956-2012 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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