CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(091665) CARTERSVILLE
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 154 201 413 634 893 1071 1194 1174 972 672 362 190 7930
40 S 154 356 769 1403 2296 3366 4560 5734 6706 7378 7740 7930 7930
45 M 82 116 279 486 738 921 1039 1019 822 518 235 106 6358
45 S 82 197 476 962 1700 2620 3659 4678 5500 6018 6253 6358 6358
50 M 38 57 168 343 583 771 884 864 672 369 135 52 4935
50 S 38 96 263 607 1189 1960 2844 3708 4380 4749 4884 4935 4935
55 M 15 23 86 216 429 621 729 709 522 234 66 22 3672
55 S 15 39 124 341 770 1391 2120 2828 3351 3585 3650 3672 3672
60 M 4 7 34 114 284 471 574 554 376 124 25 6 2572
60 S 4 11 45 159 443 913 1488 2041 2417 2541 2566 2572 2572
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 89 129 264 410 589 728 816 803 654 434 230 113 5259
50 S 89 218 482 892 1481 2209 3025 3828 4482 4916 5145 5259 5259
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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