TAMIAMI TRAIL 40 MI BEN, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1940 To Year=2006
Station:(088780) TAMIAMI TRAIL 40 MI BEN
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 844 791 955 1015 1160 1230 1326 1346 1278 1205 1003 892 13045
40 S 844 1635 2590 3605 4765 5994 7320 8666 9944 11150 12153 13045 13045
45 M 689 650 800 865 1005 1080 1171 1191 1128 1050 853 737 11219
45 S 689 1339 2139 3004 4009 5088 6259 7451 8578 9629 10482 11219 11219
50 M 535 510 645 715 850 930 1016 1036 978 895 703 582 9395
50 S 535 1045 1690 2405 3255 4184 5200 6236 7214 8110 8813 9395 9395
55 M 386 372 491 565 695 780 861 881 828 740 553 430 7581
55 S 386 757 1248 1813 2508 3288 4148 5030 5857 6598 7151 7581 7581
60 M 247 241 339 415 540 630 706 726 678 585 405 286 5797
60 S 247 488 827 1242 1782 2412 3117 3844 4522 5107 5512 5797 5797
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 551 520 645 695 800 857 924 939 905 863 699 592 8990
50 S 551 1072 1716 2411 3211 4068 4992 5931 6836 7699 8398 8990 8990
Derived form the 1940-2006 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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