FITZGERALD, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1898 To Year=2006
Station:(093386) FITZGERALD
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 350 370 604 787 1060 1194 1302 1278 1103 850 550 366 9814
40 S 350 720 1324 2111 3171 4365 5667 6944 8047 8897 9448 9814 9814
45 M 228 249 455 637 905 1044 1147 1123 953 695 406 238 8079
45 S 228 478 932 1569 2474 3517 4665 5787 6740 7435 7841 8079 8079
50 M 133 150 315 488 750 894 992 968 803 541 274 137 6444
50 S 133 283 598 1087 1836 2730 3722 4690 5493 6033 6307 6444 6444
55 M 67 78 194 344 595 744 837 813 653 389 162 69 4945
55 S 67 145 339 683 1278 2022 2859 3672 4325 4714 4876 4945 4945
60 M 26 33 100 213 441 594 682 658 503 248 79 28 3605
60 S 26 60 160 372 813 1407 2089 2746 3250 3498 3577 3605 3605
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 205 222 374 507 714 813 888 876 756 557 342 216 6470
50 S 205 426 800 1307 2022 2835 3723 4599 5355 5912 6254 6470 6470
Derived form the 1898-2006 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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