EXPERIMENT, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1900 To Year=2004
Station:(093271) EXPERIMENT
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 195 222 433 645 920 1087 1202 1179 994 708 404 212 8200
40 S 195 416 850 1495 2415 3502 4704 5883 6877 7585 7988 8200 8200
45 M 111 129 298 497 765 937 1047 1024 844 554 272 117 6595
45 S 111 240 538 1035 1800 2737 3784 4808 5652 6206 6478 6595 6595
50 M 55 66 185 354 610 787 892 869 694 403 164 58 5136
50 S 55 121 306 661 1270 2058 2949 3818 4512 4915 5079 5136 5136
55 M 23 27 98 226 456 637 737 714 545 262 82 24 3831
55 S 23 50 148 375 831 1468 2205 2918 3463 3725 3808 3831 3831
60 M 7 8 41 121 307 488 582 559 397 145 32 7 2691
60 S 7 15 56 177 484 971 1553 2112 2509 2653 2685 2691 2691
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 108 128 255 397 607 748 836 821 675 442 237 118 5372
50 S 108 236 491 888 1495 2243 3078 3900 4575 5017 5254 5372 5372
Derived form the 1900-2004 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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