LUMBER CITY, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1909 To Year=1994
Station:(095386) LUMBER CITY
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 284 318 536 751 1000 1154 1271 1248 1066 809 499 311 9246
40 S 284 602 1137 1888 2888 4042 5313 6561 7627 8436 8935 9246 9246
45 M 176 206 389 601 845 1004 1116 1093 916 655 357 193 7550
45 S 176 382 771 1372 2217 3220 4336 5429 6345 7000 7357 7550 7550
50 M 98 120 257 452 690 854 961 938 766 501 232 109 5979
50 S 98 218 475 928 1618 2472 3433 4370 5137 5638 5870 5979 5979
55 M 46 61 149 310 535 704 806 783 616 353 132 53 4548
55 S 46 107 255 566 1101 1804 2610 3393 4010 4363 4494 4548 4548
60 M 16 24 71 184 382 554 651 628 467 220 62 21 3278
60 S 16 40 111 295 677 1230 1881 2509 2976 3195 3257 3278 3278
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 190 211 344 489 663 774 859 844 723 538 337 213 6185
50 S 190 401 745 1234 1897 2671 3530 4373 5096 5635 5971 6185 6185
Derived form the 1909-1994 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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