LIVE OAK, FLORIDA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1898 To Year=2012
Station:(085099) LIVE OAK
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 449 481 706 864 1090 1206 1297 1288 1161 945 669 495 10651
40 S 449 930 1636 2500 3590 4796 6093 7382 8542 9487 10156 10651 10651
45 M 313 348 553 714 935 1056 1142 1133 1011 790 520 354 8869
45 S 313 661 1214 1928 2863 3919 5061 6194 7205 7995 8515 8869 8869
50 M 199 230 405 564 780 906 987 978 861 635 377 231 7153
50 S 199 428 833 1397 2177 3083 4070 5049 5909 6544 6921 7153 7153
55 M 111 134 269 416 625 756 832 823 711 482 247 135 5541
55 S 111 245 514 930 1555 2311 3143 3967 4677 5159 5406 5541 5541
60 M 50 67 154 275 470 606 677 668 561 335 140 66 4067
60 S 50 116 270 544 1015 1621 2298 2966 3527 3862 4001 4067 4067
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 290 313 463 575 730 818 884 880 800 641 440 321 7154
50 S 290 602 1066 1640 2371 3188 4072 4952 5753 6394 6834 7154 7154
Derived form the 1898-2012 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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