MIDVILLE EXPERIMENT STN, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=2012
Station:(095863) MIDVILLE EXPERIMENT STN
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 245 285 522 736 993 1152 1266 1234 1053 785 491 282 9045
40 S 245 531 1052 1788 2781 3933 5199 6433 7486 8272 8763 9045 9045
45 M 142 175 376 586 838 1002 1111 1079 903 631 350 168 7360
45 S 142 317 693 1279 2117 3119 4230 5309 6212 6843 7192 7360 7360
50 M 71 94 244 438 683 852 956 924 753 477 223 91 5806
50 S 71 166 409 847 1530 2382 3338 4262 5015 5492 5716 5806 5806
55 M 30 43 136 297 528 702 801 769 603 329 123 43 4404
55 S 30 73 209 506 1034 1736 2537 3306 3909 4239 4361 4404 4404
60 M 8 15 61 173 375 552 646 614 454 198 55 17 3168
60 S 8 23 84 258 633 1185 1831 2445 2899 3097 3152 3168 3168
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 151 176 319 470 663 785 861 844 717 509 308 176 5979
50 S 151 327 646 1117 1779 2564 3425 4269 4986 5495 5803 5979 5979
Derived form the 1957-2012 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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