FRANKLIN, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1897 To Year=1972
Station:(093567) FRANKLIN
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 237 202 489 585 967 1133 1210 1225 1053 843 406 209 8560
40 S 237 440 928 1514 2481 3614 4825 6050 7102 7945 8351 8560 8560
45 M 123 110 344 436 812 983 1055 1070 903 688 269 98 6891
45 S 123 233 577 1013 1826 2809 3864 4934 5837 6524 6793 6891 6891
50 M 50 49 218 297 657 833 900 915 753 533 155 37 5397
50 S 50 99 317 614 1271 2104 3005 3920 4672 5205 5360 5397 5397
55 M 16 17 118 179 503 683 745 760 603 378 73 12 4087
55 S 16 33 151 329 833 1516 2261 3021 3624 4001 4074 4087 4087
60 M 5 6 50 94 351 533 590 605 454 230 25 2 2945
60 S 5 11 61 155 506 1039 1629 2234 2688 2918 2943 2945 2945
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 120 130 310 354 639 788 854 872 733 537 223 99 5657
50 S 120 250 560 913 1553 2341 3195 4067 4799 5336 5559 5657 5657
Derived form the 1897-1972 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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