DALTON, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1935 To Year=2005
Station:(092493) DALTON
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 129 164 354 595 868 1056 1189 1167 964 651 329 150 7616
40 S 129 293 647 1242 2110 3166 4355 5522 6486 7137 7466 7616 7616
45 M 63 87 229 448 713 906 1034 1012 814 498 207 75 6085
45 S 63 151 379 827 1540 2446 3480 4491 5306 5804 6010 6085 6085
50 M 27 40 130 309 558 756 879 857 665 349 114 33 4716
50 S 27 67 197 506 1064 1820 2699 3556 4220 4569 4683 4716 4716
55 M 10 14 61 187 406 606 724 702 515 215 52 11 3503
55 S 10 24 85 272 678 1284 2008 2710 3225 3440 3492 3503 3503
60 M 2 3 22 94 262 456 569 547 368 110 17 2 2451
60 S 2 5 27 120 383 839 1408 1955 2322 2432 2449 2451 2451
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 76 105 223 373 564 718 814 800 643 417 206 90 5029
50 S 76 181 404 777 1341 2059 2873 3673 4316 4733 4939 5029 5029
Derived form the 1935-2005 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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