AUGUSTA WSO AIRPORT, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1942 To Year=2012
Station:(090495) AUGUSTA WSO AIRPORT
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 223 265 489 697 969 1147 1273 1246 1041 749 444 252 8796
40 S 223 489 978 1675 2644 3791 5064 6310 7351 8100 8543 8796 8796
45 M 128 161 345 547 814 997 1118 1091 891 594 305 148 7139
45 S 128 289 634 1181 1995 2992 4110 5201 6093 6686 6991 7139 7139
50 M 66 87 219 399 659 847 963 936 741 441 188 79 5624
50 S 66 152 371 770 1429 2276 3239 4176 4917 5358 5545 5624 5624
55 M 29 39 120 261 504 697 808 781 591 296 99 37 4264
55 S 29 68 188 449 954 1650 2459 3240 3831 4127 4227 4264 4264
60 M 9 13 53 146 352 547 653 626 442 171 42 13 3068
60 S 9 22 75 221 574 1121 1774 2400 2842 3013 3055 3068 3068
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 146 176 312 448 640 774 864 850 705 488 291 166 5861
50 S 146 322 634 1082 1723 2496 3360 4210 4915 5403 5694 5861 5861
Derived form the 1942-2012 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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