ELBERTON 2 N, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(093060) ELBERTON 2 N
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 141 164 404 613 881 1061 1186 1159 953 641 339 161 7702
40 S 141 305 709 1321 2202 3263 4450 5609 6561 7202 7541 7702 7702
45 M 70 85 268 464 726 911 1031 1004 803 487 215 84 6149
45 S 70 156 424 888 1614 2525 3557 4561 5363 5851 6066 6149 6149
50 M 29 38 158 322 571 761 876 849 653 341 119 37 4755
50 S 29 67 225 548 1119 1880 2756 3605 4258 4599 4717 4755 4755
55 M 10 12 79 198 418 611 721 694 503 211 53 13 3524
55 S 10 22 101 299 717 1328 2050 2744 3247 3457 3511 3524 3524
60 M 2 2 30 101 273 461 566 539 356 109 17 3 2459
60 S 2 4 34 135 408 870 1436 1975 2331 2440 2456 2459 2459
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 87 115 267 398 579 718 811 795 640 416 222 101 5149
50 S 87 203 470 868 1447 2165 2976 3770 4411 4826 5048 5149 5149
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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