FRANKLIN 2, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1972 To Year=2005
Station:(093570) FRANKLIN 2
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 183 215 430 644 917 1080 1234 1214 1016 740 438 185 8296
40 S 183 397 827 1471 2388 3468 4702 5916 6933 7673 8111 8296 8296
45 M 101 109 291 494 762 930 1079 1059 866 585 303 96 6674
45 S 101 210 500 994 1756 2686 3766 4825 5691 6276 6579 6674 6674
50 M 45 51 177 349 607 780 924 904 716 431 188 44 5215
50 S 45 96 272 621 1227 2008 2932 3836 4552 4984 5172 5215 5215
55 M 15 19 92 215 452 630 769 749 566 289 108 13 3919
55 S 15 34 127 342 794 1424 2194 2943 3509 3798 3906 3919 3919
60 M 2 4 37 103 306 480 614 594 417 161 51 2 2771
60 S 2 7 44 147 452 933 1547 2141 2558 2718 2769 2771 2771
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 151 168 305 425 607 728 819 806 681 486 296 149 5620
50 S 151 319 624 1049 1656 2384 3203 4008 4689 5175 5471 5620 5620
Derived form the 1972-2005 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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