FORT GAINES, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=1984
Station:(093516) FORT GAINES
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 336 346 584 775 1035 1182 1262 1254 1107 840 511 352 9585
40 S 336 682 1267 2042 3077 4260 5522 6776 7882 8722 9233 9585 9585
45 M 218 229 435 626 880 1032 1107 1099 957 685 368 226 7863
45 S 218 447 882 1508 2388 3420 4528 5627 6583 7268 7636 7863 7863
50 M 128 136 297 477 725 882 952 944 807 531 240 130 6249
50 S 128 264 561 1038 1764 2646 3598 4542 5349 5880 6119 6249 6249
55 M 66 70 181 334 570 732 797 789 657 381 136 66 4780
55 S 66 136 317 651 1221 1954 2751 3540 4197 4578 4714 4780 4780
60 M 26 29 94 203 417 582 642 634 507 243 63 27 3469
60 S 26 55 150 353 770 1352 1994 2628 3135 3378 3441 3469 3469
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 206 217 370 503 695 806 871 866 758 553 325 216 6388
50 S 206 423 794 1297 1992 2798 3669 4535 5293 5846 6172 6388 6388
Derived form the 1891-1984 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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