HAWKINSVILLE, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(094170) HAWKINSVILLE
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 282 307 550 747 1015 1178 1280 1272 1093 818 488 305 9335
40 S 282 589 1139 1886 2901 4080 5360 6632 7725 8543 9031 9335 9335
45 M 173 195 403 598 860 1028 1125 1117 943 663 346 187 7638
45 S 173 368 770 1368 2228 3257 4382 5499 6442 7105 7451 7638 7638
50 M 94 110 269 449 705 878 970 962 793 509 221 102 6064
50 S 94 204 473 922 1627 2506 3476 4438 5231 5740 5962 6064 6064
55 M 45 53 158 308 550 728 815 807 643 360 123 49 4640
55 S 45 97 255 563 1113 1842 2657 3464 4107 4467 4591 4640 4640
60 M 16 20 78 183 397 578 660 652 493 226 56 19 3378
60 S 16 36 114 297 694 1272 1932 2585 3078 3304 3360 3378 3378
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 182 198 349 482 673 793 869 863 735 538 323 200 6205
50 S 182 380 729 1211 1884 2677 3546 4409 5144 5682 6004 6205 6205
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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