CORDOVA 2 ENE, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1901 To Year=1991
Station:(011940) CORDOVA 2 ENE
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 260 238 478 660 934 1136 1243 1223 1024 729 372 228 8524
40 S 260 498 976 1635 2569 3706 4949 6172 7196 7925 8297 8524 8524
45 M 161 144 337 511 779 986 1088 1068 874 576 247 130 6901
45 S 161 305 642 1153 1932 2918 4006 5075 5949 6524 6771 6901 6901
50 M 90 78 217 367 624 836 933 913 724 426 147 65 5422
50 S 90 168 386 753 1377 2214 3147 4060 4784 5210 5356 5422 5422
55 M 45 37 123 237 470 686 778 758 574 287 76 27 4100
55 S 45 82 205 442 912 1598 2376 3134 3708 3996 4072 4100 4100
60 M 18 14 59 129 321 536 623 603 426 171 31 7 2940
60 S 18 32 92 220 541 1077 1700 2304 2730 2901 2933 2940 2940
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 177 166 322 435 619 755 834 823 682 493 277 149 5733
50 S 177 343 664 1100 1719 2475 3309 4133 4814 5308 5585 5733 5733
Derived form the 1901-1991 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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