BLAIRSVILLE EXP STA, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(090969) BLAIRSVILLE EXP STA
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 91 108 252 451 704 895 1024 1005 804 510 241 114 6200
40 S 91 198 450 902 1606 2501 3525 4530 5335 5844 6086 6200 6200
45 M 43 51 147 314 550 745 869 850 654 361 140 57 4781
45 S 43 94 241 554 1104 1850 2719 3569 4223 4585 4724 4781 4781
50 M 17 20 72 193 398 595 714 695 505 228 68 24 3528
50 S 17 37 108 301 700 1295 2009 2704 3209 3437 3504 3528 3528
55 M 5 5 28 99 256 446 559 540 358 119 25 7 2446
55 S 5 10 38 137 393 838 1397 1938 2295 2415 2440 2446 2446
60 M 1 1 7 37 134 298 404 385 219 47 6 1 1540
60 S 1 2 9 46 179 477 882 1267 1486 1533 1539 1540 1540
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 62 80 174 296 450 592 695 681 524 345 176 81 4157
50 S 62 142 317 613 1063 1656 2350 3031 3555 3900 4076 4157 4157
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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