AMERICUS 3 SW, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1876 To Year=2012
Station:(090253) AMERICUS 3 SW
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 287 314 544 740 1010 1163 1258 1246 1080 812 489 310 9254
40 S 287 600 1145 1885 2895 4059 5317 6563 7643 8455 8944 9254 9254
45 M 178 202 398 591 855 1013 1103 1091 930 658 348 192 7559
45 S 178 379 777 1368 2223 3237 4340 5431 6361 7019 7367 7559 7559
50 M 97 116 266 443 700 863 948 936 780 504 223 106 5983
50 S 97 213 479 922 1622 2486 3434 4370 5150 5654 5878 5983 5983
55 M 46 57 157 303 546 713 793 781 630 356 125 51 4557
55 S 46 103 259 562 1108 1821 2614 3395 4026 4382 4507 4557 4557
60 M 16 22 77 179 392 563 638 626 481 221 57 20 3292
60 S 16 38 115 294 686 1249 1887 2513 2994 3215 3273 3292 3292
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 170 192 338 475 673 788 861 852 733 529 306 186 6104
50 S 170 362 700 1175 1848 2637 3498 4350 5083 5612 5919 6104 6104
Derived form the 1876-2012 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

Southeast Regional Climate Center, SERCC Webmaster