COLUMBUS WSO AIRPORT, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(092166) COLUMBUS 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 257 304 530 739 1009 1177 1294 1277 1084 799 481 292 9242
40 S 257 561 1090 1829 2838 4015 5309 6586 7670 8469 8949 9242 9242
45 M 152 192 383 589 854 1027 1139 1122 934 644 339 176 7551
45 S 152 345 727 1316 2170 3197 4336 5458 6392 7036 7375 7551 7551
50 M 80 108 250 440 699 877 984 967 784 491 215 96 5990
50 S 80 188 437 878 1577 2454 3437 4405 5188 5679 5894 5990 5990
55 M 36 51 143 298 544 727 829 812 634 342 118 46 4581
55 S 36 87 230 529 1073 1800 2629 3441 4075 4417 4535 4581 4581
60 M 11 18 69 175 390 577 674 657 484 209 53 17 3334
60 S 11 29 98 273 663 1240 1913 2571 3055 3264 3317 3334 3334
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 149 184 325 474 679 808 892 883 745 517 297 173 6126
50 S 149 333 659 1133 1812 2620 3512 4394 5140 5657 5953 6126 6126
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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