COVINGTON, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(092318) COVINGTON
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 177 217 442 646 922 1104 1223 1195 996 694 381 195 8192
40 S 177 394 835 1482 2404 3508 4731 5926 6922 7616 7997 8192 8192
45 M 94 125 304 498 767 954 1068 1040 846 540 251 104 6591
45 S 94 219 523 1021 1788 2742 3810 4850 5696 6236 6487 6591 6591
50 M 44 64 187 354 613 804 913 885 696 389 145 49 5143
50 S 44 108 294 648 1261 2065 2978 3863 4559 4948 5093 5143 5143
55 M 16 27 100 224 459 654 758 730 546 249 70 19 3852
55 S 16 43 143 367 826 1479 2237 2967 3514 3762 3833 3852 3852
60 M 4 8 42 118 310 504 603 575 398 133 26 5 2725
60 S 4 12 54 172 481 985 1588 2163 2561 2694 2720 2725 2725
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 105 137 277 409 606 745 832 818 669 440 238 118 5391
50 S 105 241 518 927 1533 2278 3110 3928 4596 5036 5274 5391 5391
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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