CORDELE, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(092266) CORDELE
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 296 342 593 786 1051 1201 1303 1285 1103 829 528 338 9655
40 S 296 638 1231 2017 3068 4269 5572 6857 7960 8789 9317 9655 9655
45 M 184 224 444 636 896 1051 1148 1130 953 674 384 215 7941
45 S 184 409 853 1489 2385 3436 4584 5714 6667 7342 7726 7941 7941
50 M 102 131 305 487 741 901 993 975 803 520 255 123 6337
50 S 102 233 539 1026 1767 2668 3661 4636 5439 5960 6215 6337 6337
55 M 48 67 186 343 586 751 838 820 653 370 150 61 4874
55 S 48 115 301 644 1230 1981 2819 3639 4292 4663 4812 4874 4874
60 M 16 27 96 212 432 601 683 665 503 234 73 25 3567
60 S 16 43 139 351 783 1383 2066 2732 3235 3469 3542 3567 3567
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 179 210 372 511 705 813 882 873 752 546 336 207 6386
50 S 179 389 761 1272 1977 2790 3672 4545 5297 5844 6180 6386 6386
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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