DAWSON, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1903 To Year=2010
Station:(092570) DAWSON
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 251 328 723 774 1079 1208 1284 1299 1220 810 504 193 9675
40 S 251 580 1303 2076 3155 4363 5648 6947 8167 8977 9481 9675 9675
45 M 148 208 569 624 924 1058 1129 1144 1070 655 364 81 7975
45 S 148 356 925 1549 2473 3531 4660 5804 6875 7530 7894 7975 7975
50 M 72 118 419 475 769 908 974 989 920 501 238 30 6414
50 S 72 189 608 1084 1853 2761 3735 4725 5645 6146 6384 6414 6414
55 M 32 58 289 330 614 758 819 834 770 354 136 8 5004
55 S 32 90 380 710 1324 2082 2902 3736 4506 4860 4996 5004 5004
60 M 11 25 178 203 460 608 664 679 620 230 68 2 3747
60 S 11 36 214 417 876 1484 2149 2828 3448 3678 3746 3747 3747
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 154 207 455 502 724 810 866 881 822 538 325 132 6417
50 S 154 361 816 1319 2043 2853 3719 4600 5422 5961 6286 6417 6417
Derived form the 1903-2010 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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