CEDARTOWN, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=2012
Station:(091732) CEDARTOWN
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 166 198 407 625 882 1070 1202 1183 966 655 344 181 7878
40 S 166 363 770 1395 2277 3347 4549 5731 6697 7353 7697 7878 7878
45 M 91 113 272 476 727 920 1047 1028 816 502 220 98 6310
45 S 91 203 476 952 1679 2599 3646 4674 5490 5991 6212 6310 6310
50 M 44 56 163 334 572 770 892 873 666 353 123 48 4894
50 S 44 100 263 597 1170 1940 2832 3705 4370 4723 4846 4894 4894
55 M 17 23 84 208 419 620 737 718 516 220 56 19 3637
55 S 17 40 124 332 751 1371 2108 2826 3342 3561 3618 3637 3637
60 M 4 7 34 108 273 470 582 563 369 113 20 6 2548
60 S 4 11 45 152 426 896 1478 2041 2409 2522 2542 2548 2548
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 102 132 265 406 581 724 820 805 645 428 228 116 5252
50 S 102 234 500 905 1486 2209 3030 3835 4479 4908 5136 5252 5252
Derived form the 1896-2012 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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