BALL GROUND, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1947 To Year=2012
Station:(090603) BALL GROUND
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 115 114 367 557 782 972 1099 1118 883 599 329 117 7053
40 S 115 229 596 1153 1936 2908 4007 5125 6009 6608 6936 7053 7053
45 M 58 53 238 413 627 822 944 963 733 448 203 56 5560
45 S 58 111 349 762 1389 2211 3155 4119 4852 5300 5504 5560 5560
50 M 24 18 138 278 473 672 789 808 583 304 105 22 4215
50 S 24 42 179 458 931 1603 2392 3201 3784 4088 4193 4215 4215
55 M 6 5 67 162 324 522 634 653 434 180 41 7 3035
55 S 6 11 78 239 564 1086 1720 2373 2808 2987 3028 3035 3035
60 M 1 1 25 73 189 373 479 498 288 83 13 2 2025
60 S 1 2 27 100 290 662 1142 1640 1928 2011 2024 2025 2025
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 67 78 224 342 495 659 772 781 583 359 196 65 4623
50 S 67 146 370 712 1207 1867 2638 3419 4002 4362 4558 4623 4623
Derived form the 1947-2012 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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