NASHVILLE 5 SSE, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1956 To Year=1987
Station:(096237) NASHVILLE 5 SSE
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 326 371 598 796 1023 1154 1252 1237 1091 852 573 388 9660
40 S 326 696 1294 2090 3113 4267 5519 6756 7847 8699 9272 9660 9660
45 M 209 249 447 646 868 1004 1097 1082 941 697 426 256 7922
45 S 209 458 905 1551 2419 3423 4520 5602 6542 7240 7666 7922 7922
50 M 120 150 306 496 713 854 942 927 791 543 289 155 6286
50 S 120 270 576 1072 1785 2639 3582 4508 5299 5842 6131 6286 6286
55 M 60 79 183 350 558 704 787 772 641 391 171 83 4780
55 S 60 140 323 673 1230 1934 2722 3493 4134 4525 4696 4780 4780
60 M 23 35 91 213 403 554 632 617 491 251 87 36 3433
60 S 23 58 149 362 765 1319 1951 2568 3059 3310 3397 3433 3433
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 212 244 385 523 685 776 843 837 743 569 378 258 6452
50 S 212 455 840 1363 2049 2824 3668 4505 5248 5816 6194 6452 6452
Derived form the 1956-1987 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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