ROME, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2010
Station:(097600) ROME
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 157 187 403 627 892 1079 1209 1188 987 680 342 172 7925
40 S 157 344 747 1374 2267 3346 4555 5743 6730 7411 7753 7925 7925
45 M 83 103 270 479 737 929 1054 1033 837 527 218 91 6361
45 S 83 187 456 936 1673 2602 3657 4689 5527 6053 6271 6361 6361
50 M 40 49 161 338 582 779 899 878 687 378 120 43 4954
50 S 40 89 250 588 1170 1949 2849 3726 4414 4791 4912 4954 4954
55 M 16 19 82 211 429 629 744 723 538 243 55 16 3704
55 S 16 35 116 328 757 1386 2130 2853 3391 3634 3688 3704 3704
60 M 4 5 33 110 283 479 589 568 390 134 19 4 2618
60 S 4 9 42 152 435 914 1503 2071 2461 2595 2614 2618 2618
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 93 121 256 398 582 728 824 811 659 431 217 102 5222
50 S 93 214 469 867 1450 2178 3002 3813 4472 4902 5119 5222 5222
Derived form the 1893-2010 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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