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Title: Climatological report
Series Title: Belle Glade EREC research report
Uniform Title: Climatological report (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Everglades Experiment Station
Belle Glade AREC
Belle Glade EREC (Fla.)
University of Florida -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Everglades Experiment Station.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: 1979
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Subjects / Keywords: Climate -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Summary: Summarizes weather data collected at the Everglades Research and Education Center (formerly the Agricultural Research and Education Center at Belle Glade and before that the Everglades Experiment Station)
Issuing Body: The Everglades Experiment Station became the Agricultural Research and Education Center (AREC) in Belle Glade, Fla. with the 1972 ed., which then became the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) with the 1983 ed.
General Note: Description based on: 1954; title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: 2000.
Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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f Y:Belle Glade AREC Research Report EV-1980-5 March, 1980

0- 1979 CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT
R. J. Allen, Jr.1

This report summarizes the weather data collected at t1 AgTfct tural Research
and Education Center at Belle Glade during the calendr'year 979..:'A brief summary
follows: .

Temperature: Coldest temperatures recorded were 354,i January r, 32*F on
February 2nd and 39F on January 30th and on February 3rd. \Tmpera es in the
forties occurred 7 days in January, 12 days in February and 4 inysIn March. These
three months were preceded by exceptionally mild weather n ember and December
of 1978 when 510 was the lowest recorded. In 1979 these two months had lows of 42
on November 30th and 49 and 46 on December 19th and 28th. These temperatures are
recorded in a standard Weather Bureau Instrument Shelter at 5 feet above ground.
Somewhat lower temperatures will occur at ground level and in the so-called back-
lands, especially on clear nights with no wind.
Frost: There was scattered frost on January 3rd and a general light frost on
February nd, but only minimal damage to crops.
Rainfall: Total for 1979 was 55.30, a deficit of 1.75 inches below the 54 year
average. Excess rain occurred in January, May, September, November and December.
September was the wettest with 13.61 inches, 5.02 above normal. Seven months had
deficit rainfall February, March, April, June, July, August and October. Dryest
was February with only 0.25 inch, a deficit of 1.55. June, normally the wettest
month of the year, had only 3.77 inches, a deficit of 5.39.
Relative Humidity: The lowest month was March with an average of 8.4 hours per
day above 90% and an average daily low of 51%. Highest was September with an average
of 15.3 hours per day above 90% and 66% average daily low.
Wind: Belle Glade was on the edge of Hurricane David on September 2nd and 3rd
with sustained winds of 35 to 40 miles per hour and gusts to 50. Higher winds oc-
curred a few miles north in Pahokee, Canal Point and Port Mayaca. Other than this,
velocities of 25 miles or more occurred only a few times and for short durations.
Solar Radiation: Incoming sunlight energy was 1% below the previous 8 year
annual average of 400 langleys per day. Nine months were below normal with April,
November and December setting record lows for the past 9 years. The three months
above normal February, June and July are new record hiqhs. A record low for a
half month period was set at 207 ly/dy for 1 to 15 December. The 21 day period from
November 27 to December 17 averaged only 203 ly/dy. This was preceded by 2 weeks
at 307 and followed by 2 weeks at 293.
All observations, except solar radiation, which is calculated from recorder
strip charts weekly, are made at 8 a.m. each morning and cover the previous 24 hour
period (16 hours of the previous day and 8 hours of the current day). Therefore,
most of the data posted in the Ieather Observor's Record Book is for the day after'
it actually occurred. Solar radiation is calculated from recorder strip charts at
weekly intervals.


1Associate Agronomist, University of Florida, IFAS, Agricultural Research and
Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.







Except for solar radiation, which is calculated from recorder strip charts
weekly, all observations are made at 8 a.m. each morning and cover the previous 24
hour period. To assist local agricultural interests in comparing this weather data
to their observations of plant growth and product quality, the daily data is pre-
sented in this report on a Calendar Day basis. An explanation of the various
columns follows:
Air Temperature -- Recorded in a standard'shelter at 5 feet above ground.
Minimum a.m., usually occurs in the early morning hours.
Maximum p.m., usually occurs in the afternoon.
Mean Average of above, approximates the average temperature for the day.

Solar Radiation -- Sunshine energy reported as langleys (gram calories per cm2).
Measured by a solar pyranometer and calculated from a recorder strip chart
every Friday'morning.
Rainfall -- Inches of rainfall measured at 8 a.m. is credited to the previous day
even though some may have fallen after midnight.

Evaporation -- Loss of water from a standard evaporation pan. Measurement at 8 a.m.
is credited to previous day since most evaporation occurs during sunshine hours
and when temperature is high and humidity is low.

Wind --
@ 2 ft. Miles of travel at 6 to 8 Inches above the evaporation pan. Count at
8 a.m. credited to previous day since wind affects evaporation and velocity is
usually low during early morning hours.
@ 20 ft. Miles of travel at approximately 10 feet above the roof of the
weather house is recorded, along with direction, on a strip chart. Count at
8 a.m. is credited to previous day to compare with wind at 2 ft.

Soil Temperature -- a.m. minimum and p.m. maximum occurring 4 Inches below the sur-
Sface of bare soil.

Relative Humidity --
Hours over 90% Continuous hours over 90%, ending on calendar day. Usually
starts in late p.m. of previous day.
Minimum % Usually occurs in afternoon when temperature and radiation are
highest.

Wetness -- Continuous hours, ending during calendar day; that moisture from rain or
dew stays on foliage. May start in late p.m. of previous day.

Several other tables ofgeneral interest weather data which have appeared in
previous climatological reports have been up-dated and included in this report.








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max. Mean


Date
1979
Jan.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
*25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Total


Solar Rain
Rad.
Ly. In.


81 73.5
76 71
52 43.5
69 56
74 63.5
77 64.5
80 67.5
73 66.5
66 59
73 61.5
75 63.5
76 71
81 72.5
82 72
70 58
76 62.5
77 64.5
75 64.5
77 65.5
78 71
72 66
59 54.5
72 58
73 62.5
57 50
64 55
70 60.5
65 61.5
59 60.5
67 53
77 65


294
68
353
320
243
310
320
107
250
331
142
110
379
290
361
306
364
380
264
220
172
264
170
361
346
318
90
412
427
406
333


8712 3.94
281


Evap. Wind
Miles
In. @2' @20'


Tr
.32
Tr
0
0
0
Tr
.35
Tr
0
.15
1.22
0
0
0
0
0
0
.12
.58
.02
0
.58
.01
0
0
.59
0
0
0
0


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max


.11
.12
.08
.09
.08
.10
.10
.12
.09
.10
.13
.03
.15
.22
.11
.09
.12
.12
.09
.17
.15
.09
.07
.18
.13
.11
.03
.20
.12
.10
.20


3.60 1668 4072


41 100
144 260
88 179
47 129
22 60
24 62
31 86
60 124
61 133
36 99
27 95
47 153
46 96
72 195
35 97
15 62
18 51
24 66
16 59
78 233
78 191
24 72
39 134
141 287
62 145
26 77
47 130
112 230
41 93
28 93
138 281


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %

13 64
18 80
0 66
1 52
8 55
13 57
13 58
17 84
11 70
13 55
12 67
19 82
13 53
10 65
3 57
13 55
12 52
13 54
11 62
14 67
15 63
1 68
12 66
15 60
0 50
0 40
0 64
18 53
0 44
9 42
5 62
302


65.6 68.5 9.7 60.2 8.6


Wetness

Hrs Mins

15 50
16 0
0 0
9 20
0 0
13 30
13 50
15 40
2 20
12 20
2 40
11 0
14 40
9 20
0 0
12 40
12 40
13 0
13 10
13 30
12 0
0 0
11 20
12 0
0 0
0 0
3 40
22 0
0 0
3 10
3 10
268


.116


54 131


Ave. 52.7 71.7 62.5







1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean


Date
1979
Feb.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9-
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Total


40
32
39
46
53
57
66
56
45
43
47
45
46
45
47
49
55
56
62
58
63
65
64
67
65
54
45
43


Rain Evap.


54 47
60 46
73 56
77 61.5
73 63
81 69
85 75.5
62 59
69 57
63 55.5
71 59
72 58.5
63 57.5
72 58.5
79 63
78 63.5
79 67
82 69
73 67.5
78 68
81 72
81 73
82. 73
84 75.5
82 73.5
67 60.5
63/ 54
73" 58


10085 0.25


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
442
413
392
339
309
360
224
278
424
345
379
399
431
430
377
402
416
393
309
294
306
360
227
407
209
330
526
350


In.
0
0
0
0
0
Tr
.05
Tr
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tr
0
0
0
.02
0
.05
Tr
.13
0
0
0


In.
.14
.10
.14
.15
.12
.14
.08
.09
.19
.11
.13
.16
.16
.13
.14
.14
.15
.16
.13
.18
.13
.15
.09
.17
.15
.18
.16
.09


3.86 1343 3385


Wind
Miles
02' @20'
65 131
25 65
20 59
32 75
35 118
58 174
104 227
56 122
114 225
46 140
33 111
42 115
46 110
22 55
16 60
23 75
29 91
29 102
45 156
54 119
36 92
41 106
35 95
37 111
86 199
134 279
49 104
31 69


Ave. 51.9 73.8 62.9 360 .138 48 121 67.8 71.3 8.4 54 9.1


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
63 64
61 63
59 66
64 68
63 69
68 72
70 72
70 70
66 69
65 68
64 69
64 69
65 69
66 70
66 71
66 72
67 74
70 75
70 74
72 74
71 75
73 77
75 76
75 78
75 76
73 74
70 72
68 71


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %
3 44
0 46
0 53
10 50
14 70
16 56
14 61
6 64
12 52
0 68
6 47
7 46
2 44
12 43
11 46
11 48
11 54
14 52
5 67
14 56
2 56
14 60
14 68
16 53
12 64
4 53
0 54
5 54
236


Wetness

Hrs Mins
0 0
0 0
6 0
9 30
10 40
9 0
14 40
20 40
15 0
0 0
5 50
11 0
0 0
12 40
12 0
10 0
9 40
14 10
13 0
12 20
3 0
16 10
13 30
10 40
12 30
4 0
0 0
10 20
256


Ave. -51.9 73.8 62.9 360


.138


48 121 67.8 71.3 8.4 54 9.1








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
1979
Mar.



4

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
]30
31
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean
53 81 67
58 81 69.5
56 81 68.5
62 81 71.5
64 81 72.5
59 76 67.5
58 68 63
46 75 61
51 75 63
54 81 67.5
56 77 66.5
44 74 59
52 79 65.5
56 82 69
59 76 67.5
53 76 64.5
54 76 65
54 78 66
51 77 64
51 79 65
55 81 68
54 83 68.5
63 78 70.5
66 82 74
59 75 67
50 67 58.5
43 78 60.5
50 78 64
55 79 67
57 81 69
60 81 70.5


Rain Evap.


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
316
341
384
253
377
184
494
480
537
420
306
361
458
469
555
393
370
459
434
532
492
333
197
486
503
606
571
566
435
464
494


13270 1.01


In.
0
0
Tr
.25
0
.76
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tr
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


In.
.12
.15
.17
.12
.15
.12
.21
.20
.19
.15
.16
.13
.17
.19
.23
.23
.18
.18
.16
.22
.18
.14
.11
.22
.32
.22
.22
.24
.21
.23
.22


5.74 1744 3628
.185 56 117


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
31 74
45 89
65 131
46 102
36 85
58 121
70 148
75 145
38 84
36 87
78 159
47 108
42 73
66 132
71 141
66 127
61 111
51 103
31 68
52 100
39 77
34 70
94 213
81 173
130 247
58 106
43 94
67 120
67 109
68 121
56 110


Ave. 54.9 78.0 66.5 428 72.1 76.1 8.4 50.6 8.3


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
69 73
72 75
72 75
72 76
74 77
74 74
72 73
68 72
67 75
72 76
71 73
70 73
69 75
70 77
71 77
73 75
72 76
72 76
72 76
72 77
72 78
75 78
74 76
75 78
74 78
74 77
73 78
71 78
74 78
74 79
74 80


Wetness

Hrs Nins
10 40
7 0
8 20
11 30
14 20
10 30
14 20
7 30
9 0
5 40
8 0
3 30
11 20
11 20
8 0
11 0
8 40
3 20
7 30
10 0
6 20
10 0
12 30
3 40
0 0
0 0
6 30
9 50
9 20
10 0
6 40
256


Ave. 54.9 78.0 66.5 428


72.1 76.1 8.4 50.6 8.3








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
1979
Apr.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean
58 82 70
62 84 73
64 84 74
64 88 76
67 88 77.5
65 82 73.5
52 83 67.5
54 82 68
58 86 72
62 88 75
63 85 74
66 86 76
65 90 77.5
62 89 75.5
67 86 76.5
67 84 75.5
57 84 70.5
57 85 71
58 85 71.5
60 82 71
62 83 72.5
57 80 68.5
62 80 71
69 75 72
67 80 73.5
68 84 76
61 86 73.5
63 89 76
67 88 77.5
65 79 72


Rain Evap.


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
457
509
406
421
460
358
596
613
437
401
462
496
524
479
469
509
621
513
592
341
491
511
301
133
266
517
530
482
519
250


13664 3.20


In.
0
0
Tr
Tr
0
0
0
0
0
Tr
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tr
0
0
.01
1.04
.13
Tr
0
0
.63
1.39


In.
.23
.25
.20
.19
.24
.21
.23
.22
.24
.18
.21
.24
.25
.20
.21
.28
.26
.24
.26
.13
.23
.24
.15
.14
.09
.26
.22
.22
.28
.18


6.48 1571 3379
.216 52 113


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
56 111
54 130
44 114
51 136
63 131
52 135
52 121
44 108
70 147
41 96
65 146
55 125
40 107
35 81
40 92
53 116
37 78
30 76
38 82
28 66
55 110
68 112
75 125
108 205
50 100
77 140
49 95
66 126
41 88
34 80


Ave. 62.3 84.2 73.3 455 78.2 82.7 9.3 54 7.5


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


Wetness

Hrs Mins


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
75 79
75 81
76 81
77 82
79 83
79 82
77 82
76 83
76 81
77 83
79 83
79 84
80 85
80 85
80 86
81 85
80 86
80 85
79 85
79 83
80 84
79 83
80 81
79 79
77 79
77 81
77 82
77 83
78 84
79 80


280


224


Ave. 62.3 84.2 73.3 455


78.2 82.7 9.3 54 7.5








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
1979
May
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15.
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean
67 78 72.5
64 85 74.5
64 84 74
64 87 75.5
69 90 79.5
68 87 77.5
72 76 74
72 87 79.5
72 87 79.5
70 8- 79
68 88 78
68 89 78.5
67 86 76.5
69 84 76.5
66 82 74
67 85 76
66 80 73
67 83 75
60 83 71.5
55 84 69.5
60 85 72.5
66 89 77.5
65 89 77
69 88 78.5
67 36 76.6
58 78 68
58 36 72
68 88 78
69 89 79
70 39 79.5
73 89 81


Rain Evap.


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
216
414
593
516
547
399
99
284
358
409
490
652
334
280
488
596
343
572
671
679
632
629
444
325
607
712
629
555
390
434
659


In.
.10
0
0
01
.01
.01
.23
0
Tr
0
0
0
.13
1.77
.51
Tr
.67
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.02
0
0
0
.90
.11-
0
0


In.
.11
.17
.27
.22
.24
.17
.04
.13
.18
.21
.21
.17
.14.
.16
.20
.29
.22
.28
.28
.26
.25
.25
.21
.22
.34
.28
.22
.26
.14
.19
.30


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
33 77
39 79
47 84
33 80
31 84
30 73
43 99
49 124
48 107
41 92
33 76
37 83
29 67
25 67
32 79
69 159
75 160
84 191
47 98
34 81
36 80
32 76
38 101
50 128
91 183
39 95
36 79
26 62
26 69
44 103
44 101


14956 5.46 6.71 1321 3037


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
76 78
76 80
75 82
76 84
78 86
80 86
83 83
80 82
80 84
81 86
81 86
82 88
84 84
82 83
79 83
78 84
79 80
78 81
77 84
77 85
76 86
79 88
83 86
82 85
80 84
79 84
78 86
79 86
81 84
81 84
81 87


Ave. 66.4 g5~4 75.9 482 .216 43 98 79.4 84.2 11.1 59.4 8.9


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %
16 67
12 61
12 64
10 57
11 53
11 61
15 81
12 67
11 70
13 60
11 62
10 53
10 64
14 66
15 68
13 58
11 64
10 57
9 58
9 43
9 46
4 52
10 51
11 57
14 49
1 47
8 58
12 64
13 60
16 64
11 61
344


Wetness

Hrs Mins
13 40
11 40
10 40
10 20
3 0
11 40
17 0
12 20
.6 0
9 40
9 20
7 40
9 0
9 0
16 20
12 0
7 40
5 0
9 0
7 40
9 0
2 20
1 0
6 40
14 40
0 0
0 0
7 20
11 20
14 40
9 0
274 40


Ave. 66.4 5,.4,75.9 482


.216 43 98


79.4 84.2 11.1 59.4 8.9








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date Air Temperature
1979 AM PM
June Min Max Mean
1 71 90 80.5
2 69 89 79
3 68 90 79
4 73 89 81
5 70 92 81
6 71 92 81.5
7 70 92 81
8 72 t9 80.,
9 72 87 79.5
10 69 88 78.5
11 67 87 77
12 67 90 78.5
13 67 89 78
14 70 90 80
15 72 92 82
16 71 92 81.5
17 71 90 80.5
18 74 92 S3
19 71 93 82
20 70 90 80
21 72 89 80.5
22 70 89 79.5
23 70 91 80.5
24 70 92 81
25 70 92 81
26 71 92 81.5
27 68 89 78.5
28 72 87 79.5
29 71 89 80
30 69 91 80
Total


Solar
Rad.
Ly,
599
492
529
636
656
560
623
485
462
534
462
587
566
594
633
565
611
593
592
608
503
476
517
609
606
610
459
394
366
599


Rain Evap.


In.
0
.01
0
0
0
Tr
0
0
.06
0
0
0
0
.02
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.12
.21
0
0
.22
1.50
.45
.18
1.28


16526 5.05


Ave. 70.3 90.1 80.2 551


In.
.28
.18
.22
.29
.26
.25
.29
.24
.23
.27
.21
.32
.29
.25
.27
.27
.26
.27
.26
.30
.23
.27
.21
.18
.31
.22
.31
.25
.16
.36


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
38 81
25 59
29 77
47 105
25 64
21 59
42 92
74 149
69 139
54 123
29 72
29 72
63 145
89 200
44 100
51 112
39 88
39 87
30 73
47 107
47 108
24 59
24 56
23 57
20 48
22 57
23 64
23 59
17 46
23 65


7.71 1130 2623
.257 38 87


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
83 89
85 88
84 89
86 91
87 92
88 92
88 92
87 90
87 89
86 90
85 89
85 90
36 90
85 90
86 93
86 92
88 93
88 93
88 93
88 92
87 92
86 91
84 89
84 90
84 91
86 91
86 90
84 87
83 86
82 90


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


Wetness

Hrs Mins
10 20
10 0
11 20
4 20
5 40
6 0
9 20
9 20
2 0
8 0
5 10
9 0
6 0
0 0
7 20
6 30
3 30
7 30
8 20
10 10
8 40
9 20
16 40
15 40
10 40
10 20
8 0
14 10
10 30
15 40


312 260
85.7 90.5 10.4 56 8.7








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
1979
July
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Total


Air Temperature
AM PMI
Min Max Mean
72 92 82
73 91 82
73 93 83
73 92 82.5
72 91 81.5
73 94 83.5
72 89 80.5
74 91 82.5
74 91 82.5
73 91 82
75 92 83.5
74 92 83
74 92 83
73 93 AP
74 94 84
74 92 83
72 90 81
73 92 82.5
74 92 83
75 89 82
74 90 82
73 89 01
74 89 81.5
71 90 80.5
74 91 82.5
72 91 81.5
72 92 82
70 94 82
74 92 83
74 93 83.5
73 93 83


Rain Evap.


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
600
569
543
496
606
495
396-
611
562
504
429
500
482
580
553
380
354
540
591
387
573
571
364
547
606
641
617
613
478
546
524


16258 6.64


In.
0
0
0
.01
Tr
1.02
.36
0
.10
0
.64
0
0
0
0
1.42
.58
0
Tr
.50
.41
.12
1.47
Tr
Tr
Tr
0
0
Tr
.01
0


In.
.24
.22
.24
.21
.29
.27
.20
.26
.26
.12
.22
.16
.12
.21
.24
.30
.17
.22
.27
.19
.27
.24
.22
.23
.26
.27
.26
.25
.20
.23
.21
7,05


Ave. 73.2 91.5 82.3 524 .227 27 64 85.2 90.2 11.8 58 10.8


Wind Soil Temp.
Miles AM PM
@2' @20' Min Max
27 70 84 89
19 55 83 89
19 58 85 90
18 63 86 91
18 59 86 92
19 53 86 92
17 48 85 89
21 61 85 91
35 101 86 91
16 66 86 91
24 75 86 90
25 74 85 89
26 69 85 90
17 45 85 92
19 58 84 92
21 55 87 92
19 46 85 88
24 64 84 88
38 86 85 90
44 97 85 88
57 123 85 88
52 112 84 88
30 78 85 87
43 98 82 87
48 87 83 89
35 71 84 91
31 65 85 93
27 64 87 93
16 50 88 92
23 68 88 93
20 53 89 93
848 1978


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


365


Wetness

Hrs Mins
14 20
8 50
11 10
7 0
11 40
8 20
18 0
9 40
6 40
12 50
7 0
19 0
9 0
10 20
4 0
5 40
18 10
11 40
11 10
12 40
11 0
16 0
9 20
16 50
8 40
8 20
9 10
7 40
6 40
8 40
17 0
336


Ave. 73.2 91.5 82.3 524


.227 27 64 85.2 90.2


11.8 58 10.8







1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALEIIDAR DAY


Date
1979
Aug.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean
74 92 83
72 92 82
72 93 82.5
72 92 82
70 87 78.5
70 89 79.5
71 Z9 80
71 1 81
71 92 81.5
74 92 83
73 89 81
72 92 82
71 92 81.5
72 93 82.5
71 91 81
72 92 82
72 91 81.5
73 89 81
72 91 81.5
73 90 81.5
72 91 81.5
71 28 79.5
71 88 79.5
71 90 30.5
71 91 81
73 38 80.5
71 90 80.5
71 90 80.5
72 90 81
73 90 81.5
72 90 81


Rain Evap.


Solar
Rad.

421
583
540
369
320
288
510
510
512
528
432
526
512
474
358
588
428
437
447
399
384
238
441
372
563
366
350
518
421
404
353
13592


In.
.01
0
.11
1.06
.43
.66
.11
0
.39
.56
.03
.04
0
.01
.14
0
0
.15
0
Tr
.04
.06
0
.11
0
.03
.27
.01
.71
.46
0


5.39 5.75


In.
.19
.25
.23
.20
.17
.13
.18
.19
.23
.29
.21
.22
.20
.18
.15
.24
.16
.19
.17
.14
.14
.08
.10
.19
.19
.15
.12
.20
.17
.25
.24


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


Wind Soil Temp.
Miles AM PM
@2' @20' Min Max
27 68 89 92
22 59 88 93
23 56 87 93
17 49 88 90
14 42 83 88
16 47 83 86
20 58 82 87
30 85 84 89
32 78 84 90
18 65 84 90
23 75 84 90
27 78 84 89
15 47 84 90
19 53 85 91
19 56 85 89
28 70 85 91
19 52 86 90
18 50 86 90
15 40 86 90
14 48 85 89
17 52 86 88
10 36 85 87
20 58 84 86
22 70 84 87
27 73 83 90
22 68 86 87
22 55 85 87
23 63 84 88
21 63 85 88
22 66 84 88
21 63 83 86
643 1843


Ave. 71.8 90.5 81.1 438 .185 21 59 84.9 89.0 12.9 60.0 13.5


Wetness

Hrs Mins
6 20
15 20
10 0
16 0
19 0
12 20
19 20
13 20
7 40
17 20
16 0
15 20
15 40
9 20
9 0
19 20
10 20
10 40
9 20
10 40
9 10
11 20
23 0
17 20
15 0
9 0
10 40
23 40
6 20
12 20
18 20
418.5


.185


21 59 84.9 89.0 12.9 60.0 13.5


Ave. 71.8 90.5 81.1 438








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
1979
Sept.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min. Max. Mean
72 91 81.5
73 90 81.5
74 79 76.5
68 91 79.5
74 90 82
72 91 81.5
70 81 80.5
75 92 83.5
75 86 80.5
73 82 77.5
76 88 82
74 88 81
71 85 78
71 82 76.5
73 89 81
73 89 81
73 89 81
73 90 81.5
71 88 79.5
70 89 79.5
74 86 80
76 91 83.5
74 92 83
73 91 82
73 90 81.5
72 89 80.5
70 89 79.5
71 85 78
71 87 79
70 87 78.5


Solar
Rad.
Ly.


552
378
100
150
462
560
569
479
162
165
293
288
275
220
384
544
493
520
405
422
159
381
437
507
449
362
316
186
247
347


Rain Evap. Wind
Miles
In. In. @2' @20'


.02
1.03
2.35
.01
0
Tr
0
0
1.02
.18
.91
1.61
2.20
.28
0
Tr
0
0
Tr
.15
.47
0
.09
Tr
.02
Tr
.57
.26
2.44
.63


.24
.16
.02
.20
.18
.22
.24
.19
.14
.03
.18
.10
.19
.04
.17
.24
.21
.20
.14
.19
.08
.16
.18
.22
.20
.14
.05
.08
.07
.05


10812 14.24 4.51


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max


37 96
93 219
202 391
50 131
30 .75
27 75
38 108
34 88
29 91
31 89
35 91
36 94
38 93
27 80
37 89
41 99
44 106
35 86
29 82
56 129
27 84
23 75
26 77
23 65
36 93
29 76
20 60
9 29
14 51
18 56
1174 2978


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


258


Wetness

Hrs Mins
10 0
10 40
26 0
37 0
14 0
14 10
12 0
5 20
9 20
21 40
23 0
21 20
23 0
31 0)
41 30
7 20
11 0
10 10
13 40
12 40
15 0
22 40
8 20
16 20
9 0
14 40
11 40
16 0
20 40
21 40
463


Avq 7.5882 0.4 36 .50 3999 82.6 86.7 15.3 66.3 ,15 4


Ava. 72.5 88.2 80.4


360 .150 39 99


82.ii 86.7 15.3 66.3 1~~11








1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
Oct.
1979
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min. Max Mean
72 85 78.5
69 88 78.5
65 85 75
68 37 77.5
70 37 78.5
65 82 73.5
61 82 71.5
61 85 73.5
63 87 75
65 87 76
65 88 76.5
65 86 75.5
72 77 74.5
70 83 76.5
72 79 75.5
70 83 76.5
70 83 76.5
71 85 78
68 85 76.5
69 87 78
65 87 76
68 36 77
66 85 75.5
66 88 77
66 83 74.5
61 82 71.5
61 82 71.5
58 83 70.5
60 84 72
63 85 74
65 85 75


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
333
526
345
280
456
480
524
504
432
399
386
361
54
260
103
179
290
373
320
375
445
444
404
450
340
437
435
395
387
369
370


Rain

In.
Tr
Tr
Tr
.13
0
0
0
Tr
Tr
0
.13
0
,74
.40
.74
.23
.04
.02
.01
0
Tr
Tr
Tr
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Evap.

In.
.05
.21
.12
.11
.20
.19
.21
.17
.17
.14
.17
.12
.03
.10
.04
.04
.09
.13
.10
.14
.20
.18
.15
.17
.14
.19
.20
.14
.16
.15
.15


11456 2.44 4.36 1023 2722
370 .141 33 88


Wind
Miles
92' 020'
28 90
22 63
15 43
21 60
38 100
37 79
38 86
22 52
16 42
19 64
26 77
16 59
18 55
65 172
52 133
19 60
45 121
41 108
27 78
36 96
57 147
35 87
23 68
28 80
29 75
62 147
55 145
25 64
24 69
37 96
47 106


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
81 85
81 86
80 84
80 84
80 85
80 86
80 86
80 86
80 86
80 86
80 85
81 84
80 82
79 81
79 79
78 80
78 81
79 82
78 81
78 82
78 83
79 84
79 84
80 85
79 84
80 83
79 82
77 82
77 82
77 82
78 82


A6.1479.2 83.4 12.4 1. 112


Wetness

Hrs Mins
17 0
7 0
8 0
6 20
19 20
7 0
11 20
9 40
11 0
12 10
10 30
10 0
29 40
32 20
41 30
65 30
67 10
10 0
12 20
d: 30
13 0
8 0
10 20
12 40
8 40
5 40
0 0
5 20
13 20
5 0
10 0
348


.... W B I


Avg. 66.1 84.6 75.4


79,2 83.4 12.4 ~to 11_2







1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date
Nov.
1979
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Total


Air Temperature
AM PM
Min Max Mean
70 82 76
72 82 77
68 81 74.5
68 83 74
66 82 74
66 82 74
64 82 73
65 81 73
59 84 71.5
68 88 78
68 86 77
70 89 79.5
70 78 74
59 73 66
58 74 66
54 74 64
46 75 60.5
57 75 66
57 80 68.5
58 80 69
57 80 68.5
58 82 70
60 82 71
60 83 71.5
69 81 75
68 81 74.5
62 80 71
67 84 75.5
67 71 69
42 50 51


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
154
104
210
179
363
250
297
184
369
363
308
270
67
391
307
365
330
154
318
348
291
337
311
302
223
311
155
194
170
3X2


Rain

In.
.19
.67
0
.01
0
0
0
Tr
.01
0
.01
3.00
.54
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.12
.25
Tr
Tr
0
0
0


Evap.

In.
.06
.05
.10
.08
.16
.11
.11
.08
.11
.14
.11
.05
.08
.16
.12
.15
.06
.12
.09
.15
.10
.12
.12
.11
.08
.12
.04
.09
.11
.14


7987 4.80 3.12 1377 3227
266 .104 46 108


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
29 76
14 46
58 126
57 157
65 167
47 126'
44 115
11 31
23 57
32 68
30 63
29 69
89 178
105 221
61 153
42 113
21 74
21 63
32 86
43 111
38 78
44 90
44 91
57 110
39 96
43 1~i5
35
35 092
54 25
64 140
106 190


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
79 81
78 80
77 80
77 78
75 79
75 79
76 79
76 78
75 80
75 82
77 83
80 85
79 79
74 75
71 73
70 72
67 72
66 72
69 75
70 76
71 75
71 76
71 77
72 77
73 77
75 78
74 76
73 78
75 76
69 70


AV. 2A 747 71 1 73. 7. 1.


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %
12 71
16 78
20 78
6 72
10 55
12 64
10 54
12 63
12 58
14 56
7 64
9 58
33 90
0 48
4 56
11 56
8 58
17 63
13 56
12 46
11 54
10 56
10 51
12 57
14 68
16 62
9 75
15 66
10 60
5 52
350


Wetness

Hrs Mins
9 20
20 50
22 0
0 0
5 0
4 0
7 0
4 40
13 20
15 40
14 0
14 10
19 20
20 0
0 0
10 30
7 0
13 40
9 40
13 0
12 0
14 20
10 0
11 0
19 0
13 40
5 20
14 20
5 0
5 0


73.7 77.3 11.7 61.5 11.1


dvn. 63~6 79~f 71_1







1979 WEATHER DATA FOR CALENDAR DAY


Date Air Temperature
Dec. AM PM
1979 Min Max Mean
1 50 62 56
2 53 67 60
3 54 74 64
4 59 76 67.5
5 57 79 68
6 68 82 75
7 67 78 72.5
8 69 72 70.5
9 65 75 70
10 60 78 69
11 61 79 70
12 59 82 70.5
13 62 84 73
14 63 82 72.5
15 64 72 68
16 63 77 70
17 63 67 65
18 52 72 62
19 49 74 61.5
20 50 74 62
21 53 74 63.5
22 51 75 63
23 52 77 64.5
24 55 81 68
25 62 71 66.5
26 50 52 56
27 39 74 56.5
28 46 74 60
29 52 77 64.5
30 51 79 65
31 61 68 64.5
Total
Ava. 56.8 74.8 65.8


Solar
Rad.
Ly.
105
210
221
232
264
152
123
98
123
298
337
262
259
309
113
147
122
315
332
290
260
270
235
314
326
358.
342
274
246
286
256


Rain Evap.


In.
0
0
0
0
0
1.47
.65
.68
.01
Tr
0
Tr
Tr
Tr
0
.04
0
Tr
0
0
Tr
Tr
0
.04
0
Tr
0
0
0
Tr
0


In.
.10
.13
.11
.10
.09
.12
.08
.09
.07
.11
.12
.07
.08
.10
.04
.04
.09
.10
.10
.09
.08
.07
.11
.11
.16
.09
.07
.06
.07
.11
.12


Wind
Miles
@2' @20'
94 177
78 166
73 163
52 123
34 79
64 148
45 112
56 140
34 110
34 92
35 82
14 46
10 40
28 81
24 70
42 90
115 215
52 136
22 60
36 97
34 104
29 77
24 67
58 140
92 186
44 85
17 55
14 59
13 44
45 111
53 114


7479 2.89 2.88 1365 3269
241 .093 44 105


Soil Temp.
AM PM
Min Max
68 68
67 69
66 71
68 73
68 74
70 75
72 75
72 74
72 73
70 73
70 74
70 74
69 76
70 77
73 74
72 75
73 73
68 71
67 72
66 71
68 71
67 71
67 71
68 73
70 72
68 70
65 69
64 69
65 70
66 72
66 72


Rel. Hum.
Hrs Low
90% %
0 56
0 54
3 58
10 50
9 54
12 74
19 80
24 88
14 58
15 55
15 50
11 60
14 58
14 61
17 81
16 70
14 61
2 45
13 42
10 50
7 48
14 60
12 64
13 53
10 54
6 60
14 48
14 55
16 50
9 42
7 66
354


Wetness

Hrs Mins
5 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
7 0
10 0
22 40
25 40
3 0
8 0
13 40
11 40
16 40
15 0
13 40
10 40
15 0
2 0
12 0
13 0
6 0
13 40
13 40
14 0
12 20
8 20
16 40
16 0
9 0
4 40
5 20
326 20


68.5 72.3 11.4 58.2 10.5








Bimonthly Totals and Averages for 1979 Weather Data at Belle Glade AREC, January through June.
Air Temp. Solar Rain Evap. Wind Soil Temp. R1l. Hum. Wetness
AM PM Rad. Miles Travel AM PM Hrs. %
Min. Max. Mean Ly. In. In. @2' @20' Min. Max. 90Z Min. Hrs. Min.

Jan.
S-n 15 T 3878 2.04 1.63 781 1863 164 136
1 15 A 55 74 64 258 .109 52 124 66.5 69.1 10.9 64 9.1
16 31 T 4834 1.90 1.97 887 2204 138 131
16 31 A 51 70 fi 302 .123 55 138 64.9 68.0 8.6 56 8.2
February
1 14 T 5180 .05 1.84 698 1727 102 115
1 14 A 47 70 59 370 .131 50 123 64.8 68.4 7.3 52 8.2
15 28 T 4905 .20 2.02 645 1653 134 141
15 28 A 57 77 67 350 .144 46 118 70.8 74.2 9.6 56 10.1
March
1 -15 T 5935 1.01 2.46 806 1689 138 141
1 -15 A 55 78 67 396 .164 53 113 71 75 9.2 54 9.4
15 31 T 7335 0.00 3.28 998 1951 122 115
15 31 A 55 78 66 458 .205 62 122 73 77 7.6 48 7.2

April 1
1 -15 T 7088 0.00 3.30 762 1780 137 112
1 15 A 62 86 74 472 .220 51 119 78 83 9.1 53 7.5
16 30 T 6576 3.20 3.18 809 1599 143 111
16 30 A 63 83 73 438 .212 54 107 79 83 9.5 54 7.4
May
1 15 T 6079 2.76 2.72 550 1271 183 157
1 15 A 68 85 77 405 .181 37 85 80 84 12.2 54 10.5
16 31 T 8877 2.70 3.99 771 1766 151 117
16 31 A 65 86 75 555 .249 48 110 79 85 10.1 56 7.3
June
1. -15 T 8418 .09 3.85 678 1537 145 105
1 15 A 70 90 80 561 .257 45 102 86 90 9.7 57 7.0
16 30 T 8108 4.96 3.86 452 1086 167 156
16 30 A 71 90 81 540 .257 30 72 86 91 11.1 55 10.4







Bimonthly Totals and Averages for 1979 Weather Data at AREC, Belle Glade, July through December.
Air Temp. Solar Rain Evap. Wind Soil Temp. Rel. Hum. Wetness
AM PM Rad. Miles Travel AM PM Hrs. %
Min. Max. Mean Ly. 'In. In. @2' @20' Min. Max. 90% Min. Hrs. Min.

July
S-15 T 7926 2.13 3.26 320 955 176 158
1 15 A 73 92 83 528 .217 21 64 85 90 11.7 58 10.5
16 31 T 8332 4.51 3.79 528 1023 189 178
16 31 A 73 91 82 521 .237 33 64 85 90 11.8 58 11.1
August
S- 15 T 6883 3.55 2.66 322 916 197 202
1 15 A 72 91 81 459 .177 21 61 85 90 13.1 58 13.5
16- 31 T 6709 1.84 2.73 321 927 202 216
16 31 A 72 90 81 419 .177 20 58 85 88 12.6 61 13.5
September
1 15 T 5037 9.61 2.30 744 1810 246 252
1 15 A 73 88 80 336 .153 50 121 82 86 16.4 69 16.8
16 30 T 5775 4.63 2.21 430 1168 212 211
16 30 A 72 89 80 385 .147 29 78 83 87 14.1 64 14.1
October
1 15 T 5443 2.14 2.03 433 1175 199 196
1 15 A 67 85 76 363 .135 29 78 80 84 13.3 61 13.0
16 31 T 6013 0.30 2.33 590 1547 186 152
16 31 A 65 85 75 376 .146 37 97 78 82 11.6 61 9.5
November
1 15 T 3816 4.43 1.52 694 1653 177 169
1 15 A 66 82 74 254 .101 46 110 76 79 11.8 64 11.3
16 30 T 4171 0.37 1.60 683 1574 173 163
16 30 A 59 78 68 278 .107 46 105 71 75 11.5 59 10.9
December
1- 15 T 3106 2.81 1.41 675 1629 177 158
1 15 A 61 76 68 207 .094 45 109 70 73 11.8 62 10.1
16 31 T 4373 0.08 1.47 690 1640 177 174
16 30 A 53 74 63 273 .092 43 102 68 71 11.1 54 10.9










RAINFALL (inches) at AREC, Belle Glade, 1979 54 Yr. Ava. 1925 1978


Month 54 Yr
Jan. 1.84
Feb. 1.80
Mar. 2.95
Apr. 2.92
May 4.94
June 9.16
July 8.25
Aug. 8.18
Sep. 8.59
Oct. 4.64
Nov. 2.10
Dec. 1.68


By Months


1979
3.94
.25
1.01
1.81
6.85
3.77
7.92
5.38
13.61
3.07
4.80
2.89


Exc.
2.10




1.91




5.02

2.70
1.21


Year 57.05 55.30


Def. 55 Yr
1.88
1.55 1.77
1.94 2.91
1.11 2.90
4.98
5.39 9.06
.33 8.24
2.80 8.13
8.68
1.57 4.61
2.14
1.70

1.75 '7 nn


Month
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.


54. Yr
1.84
3.64
6.59
9.51
14.45
23.61
31.86
40.04
48.63
53.27
55.37
57.05


Cumulative
12,71 gZi
3.94 2.10
4.19 .55
5.20
7.01
13.86
17.63
25.55
30.93
44.54
47.61
52.41
55.30


Def. 55 Yr
1.88
3.65
1.39 6.56
2.50 9.46
.59 14.44
5.98 23.50
6.31 31.74
9.11 39.87
4.09 48.55
5.66 53.16
2.96 55.30
1.75 57.00


EVAPORATION (inches) at AREC, Belle Glade, 1979 54 Yr. Avg. 1925 1978
By Months Cumulative
Month 54 Yr 1979 Exc. Def. 55 Yr Month 54 Yr Irrs Exc. Det. bb Yr
Jan. 3.38 3.39 .01 3.38 Jan. 3.38 3.39 .01 3.38
Feb. 4.00 3.86 .14 4.00 Feb. 7.38 7.25 .13 7.38
Mar. 5.70 5.74 .04 5.70 Mar. 13.08 12.99 .09 19.62
Apr. 6.54 6.48 .06 6.54 Apr. 19.62 19.47 .15 19.62
May 7.06 6.71 .35 7.06 May 26.68 26.18 .50 26.68
June 6.21 7.71 1.50 6.24 June 32.89 33.89 1.00 32.92
July 6.35 7.05 .70 6.36 July 39.24 40.94 1.70 39.28
Aug. 6.13 5.75 .38 6.12 Aug. 45.37 46.69 1.32 45.40
Sep. 5.32 4.51 .81 5.31 Sep. 50.69 51.20 .51 50.71
Oct. 4.82 4.36 .46 4.81 Oct. 55.51 55.56 .05 55.52
Nov. 3.72 3.12 .60 3.71 Nov. 59.23 58.68 .55 59.23
Dec. 3.19 2.88 .31 3.19 Dec. 62.42 61.56 .86 62.42

Year 62.42 61.56 .86 62.42










Monthly Average Langley Units (gm cal/sql cm.
Glade AREC for April, 1971 through December,


) of Solar Radiation per day at Belle
1979.


Month 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Jan. (286)* 295 282 272 281 307 287 280 281
Feb. (334)* 347 340 (343)* 332 337 322 320 360
March (435)* 429 442 (436)* 437 445 441 414 428
April 530 511 502 490 518 528 516 517 455
May 564 504 503 490 474 458 514 480 482
June 498 480 504 408 470 458 503 459 551
July 506 494 416 404 441 482 459 473 524
Aug. 470 482 398 405 479 460 442 454 435
Sept. 395 448 398 383 400 412 397 435 360
Oct. 390 396 354 348 364 360 414 342 370
Nov. 323 281 303 288 315 271 322 310 266
Dec. 294 277 285 268 280 235 265 259 241

Avg. 419* 412 394 378 399 396 407 395 396

Feb. and Mar. 1974 Pyranometer out for repair.


* Missing months 1971 estimated as equal to 7 year
1974 estimated as average of 1972


avg. 72-78.
and 1973.


Solar Radiation
High Year
307 1976
360 1979
445 1976
530 1971
564 1971
551 1979


- Nine Year
Low Year
280 1978
320 1978
414 1978
455 1979
474 1975
408 1974


Monthly Averages
Month Avq
July 466
Aug. 447
Sept. 403
Oct. 371
Nov. 298
Dec. 267


and Extremes
High Year
524 --1979
482 1972
448 1972
414 1977
323 1971
294 -.1971


Low Year
404 1974
398 1973
360 1979
342 1978
266 1979
235 1976


Month
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June


Avg
286
337
434
508
496
481






55-Year Climatological Summary
Based on U. S. Weather Bureau Cooperative
Observers Record 1925-1979 Inclusive
Station: Agricultural Research and Education Center at Belle Glade


Drainage Basin:
Lat. 260 40'


Lake Okeechobee
Long. 800 38'


County: Palm Beach
Ele. (ft): 11.5 I.s.1.


Temperature (OF)
55-Yr. Average 1979 Avg. Extremes
Month Max.a Min. Mean Max. Mn. Mean Hlhest ear Lwet Year L
Jan. 75 52 63 72 53 62 89 1929 24 1940-77
Feb. 76 52 64 74 52 63 92 1928 27 1947
March 80 55 67 78 55 66 93 1928 27 1941
April 83 59 71 84 62 73 95 1945 33 1931
May 86 64 75 85 66 76 96 1973 44 1928
June 89 68 78 90 70 80 98 1950 54 1933
July 90 70 80 92 73 82 100 1931 62 1931
Aug. 91 71 81 90 72 81 99 1931 61 1945
Sept. 89 70 80 88 72 80 96 1942 60 1938
Oct. 84 66 75 85 66 75 94 1950 40 1943
Nov. 79 58 69 80 62 71 91 1948 32 1956
Dec. 76 53 64 75 57 66 89 1941 25 1934-40
Year 83 61 72 83 63 73 100 1931 24 1977

Rainfall Extremes (in.)
Greatest Day Greatest Month Lowest Month
Month Amount Year Amount Year Amount Year
Jan. 6.03 1957 8.53 1958 0.08 1975
Feb. 2.67 1952 5.55 1941 0.03 1944
March 6.53 1947 15.01 1970 0.33 1945
April 4.12 1941 9.05 1969 0.01 1946
May 3.66 1963 11.42 1978 1.08 1935
June 6.96 1942 24.11 1942 0.59 1931
July 5.65 1973 15.30 1951 1.78 1963
Aug. 6.74 1949 16.38 1944 2.65 1938
Sept. 7.10 1948 19.50 1960 1.99 1961
Oct. 6.29 1951 15.84 1924 0.49 1925
Nov. 10.90 1932 12.44 1932 0.01 1973
Dec. 4.44 1963 7.09 1949 0.05 1968
Year 10.90 1932 24.11 1942 0.01 1946
1973

Highest Year 1947, 84.68 inches; Lowest Year 1967, 33.52 inches.







Table 1. Effect of Vorlex and fungicide treatments on percent stand and root rot of snap beans.
Stand/ Finalb- Disease RatingC
Treatment Rate/A/ at 3 wk % stand Hypocotyl Root
Control 54 f 48 d 2.3 a 3.1 a
Vorlex (MIT) 5.0 gal 70 bcd 63 bc 1.8 a 3.2 a
Vorlex 10.0 gal 77 ab 66 b 1.9 a 2.8 a
Vorlex 15.0 gal 76 ab 69 ab 1.8 a 3.0 a
Vorlex 30.0 gal 85 a 79 a 1.6 a 2.9 a
Captan 50W + Terraclor (PCNB) 75W 4.0 + 4.0 lbs 60 cdef 52 cd 2.5 a 3.5 a
Demosan (Chloroneb) 65W 1.5 lbs 57 ef 51 cd 2.1 a 3.3 a
Difolatan 4F 6.0 qts 70 bcd 61 bcd 2.6 a 3.4 a
Terraclor (PCNB) Super X
granules 15.0 lbs 72 bc 63 bc 2.5 a 3.3 a
Mineral Spirits 10.0 gal 62 cdef 57 bcd 2.4 a 3.3 a
/ One acre = 2.471 hectare, 1 quart = .946 liters, 1 gallon = 3.785 liters, 1 pound = .454 kilograms.
/ Percentage plant stand based on number of seeds planted. Plant stand was determined at .l%'$Iasirter i f-ting- and at
harvest (final % stand).
/ Disease ratings were made at harvest using a scale of 0 to 6 with 0 = no symptoms and 6 = most severe symptoms.