WEST PALM BEACH WSO AP, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1938 To Year=2012
Station:(089525) WEST PALM BEACH WSO AP
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 805 765 943 1024 1182 1233 1321 1329 1252 1175 972 867 12868
40 S 805 1570 2513 3537 4719 5953 7273 8603 9854 11029 12001 12868 12868
45 M 651 624 788 874 1027 1083 1166 1174 1102 1020 822 712 11043
45 S 651 1275 2063 2937 3964 5047 6213 7387 8489 9509 10330 11043 11043
50 M 499 484 633 724 872 933 1011 1019 952 865 672 559 9222
50 S 499 983 1616 2340 3212 4145 5156 6175 7127 7992 8664 9222 9222
55 M 353 348 479 574 717 783 856 864 802 710 522 409 7418
55 S 353 701 1181 1755 2472 3255 4111 4975 5777 6487 7009 7418 7418
60 M 222 224 331 425 562 633 701 709 652 555 376 269 5658
60 S 222 446 776 1201 1763 2396 3097 3806 4458 5013 5389 5658 5658
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 519 498 636 717 851 887 943 948 907 852 673 571 9003
50 S 519 1016 1652 2369 3220 4107 5051 5999 6906 7758 8431 9003 9003
Derived form the 1938-2012 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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