STARKE, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1958 To Year=1985
Station:(088527) STARKE
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 427 424 693 836 1037 1147 1249 1242 1136 931 640 497 10260
40 S 427 851 1543 2379 3417 4564 5814 7056 8192 9123 9763 10260 10260
45 M 296 295 539 686 882 997 1094 1087 986 776 492 355 8487
45 S 296 591 1130 1816 2698 3696 4790 5877 6864 7639 8131 8487 8487
50 M 186 185 391 536 727 847 939 932 836 621 351 231 6784
50 S 186 372 762 1298 2026 2873 3813 4745 5581 6202 6553 6784 6784
55 M 104 101 257 387 572 697 784 777 686 467 226 133 5192
55 S 104 205 462 848 1421 2118 2903 3680 4366 4833 5059 5192 5192
60 M 47 43 143 245 417 547 629 622 536 318 123 63 3736
60 S 47 90 233 478 896 1443 2072 2695 3231 3549 3673 3736 3736
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 270 267 449 551 702 786 859 857 793 629 414 316 6892
50 S 270 538 986 1537 2239 3025 3884 4740 5534 6162 6576 6892 6892
Derived form the 1958-1985 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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