WEST POINT, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(099291) WEST POINT
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 214 243 465 674 942 1127 1242 1223 1033 731 413 233 8541
40 S 214 457 922 1597 2539 3665 4907 6130 7164 7895 8308 8541 8541
45 M 122 143 324 525 787 977 1087 1068 883 577 278 131 6902
45 S 122 265 589 1115 1902 2879 3966 5033 5917 6493 6772 6902 6902
50 M 60 74 203 380 632 827 932 913 733 425 166 64 5409
50 S 60 134 337 717 1349 2175 3107 4020 4754 5179 5345 5409 5409
55 M 25 32 110 245 478 677 777 758 584 283 84 27 4078
55 S 25 56 167 412 889 1566 2343 3101 3684 3967 4051 4078 4078
60 M 7 10 49 133 327 527 622 603 435 161 33 8 2914
60 S 7 17 66 199 526 1052 1674 2277 2712 2873 2906 2914 2914
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 136 159 296 432 621 760 848 838 697 475 269 149 5681
50 S 136 295 591 1023 1644 2404 3252 4091 4787 5263 5532 5681 5681
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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