LEXINGTON 1 NW, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1952 To Year=2012
Station:(095165) LEXINGTON 1 NW
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 181 181 439 645 885 1143 1227 1234 1002 696 393 194 8219
40 S 181 362 801 1446 2331 3474 4701 5934 6936 7632 8025 8219 8219
45 M 98 98 300 497 730 993 1072 1079 852 542 256 106 6621
45 S 98 195 496 993 1722 2715 3787 4866 5717 6259 6515 6621 6621
50 M 46 41 183 353 575 843 917 924 702 393 144 53 5172
50 S 46 86 269 622 1197 2040 2957 3880 4582 4975 5119 5172 5172
55 M 14 10 99 222 420 693 762 769 552 256 67 22 3885
55 S 14 25 123 345 765 1458 2220 2989 3540 3796 3863 3885 3885
60 M 1 1 46 118 274 543 607 614 402 143 24 6 2777
60 S 1 1 47 165 439 981 1589 2202 2604 2746 2770 2777 2777
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 116 122 275 409 574 768 833 837 669 444 250 127 5424
50 S 116 238 513 922 1496 2264 3096 3933 4603 5047 5297 5424 5424
Derived form the 1952-2012 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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