ASHEBORO 2 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1926 To Year=2012
Station:(310286) ASHEBORO 2 W
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 147 171 368 607 858 1045 1182 1146 937 643 354 170 7627
40 S 147 318 686 1293 2151 3196 4378 5524 6461 7103 7457 7627 7627
45 M 80 94 243 460 703 895 1027 991 787 489 231 92 6090
45 S 80 174 417 877 1580 2475 3501 4492 5279 5768 5998 6090 6090
50 M 37 44 144 320 548 745 872 836 637 341 133 44 4701
50 S 37 82 226 546 1095 1839 2711 3547 4184 4525 4658 4701 4701
55 M 14 17 73 200 396 595 717 681 488 210 64 17 3472
55 S 14 31 104 304 700 1295 2012 2693 3180 3390 3454 3472 3472
60 M 4 4 31 107 255 445 562 526 342 107 24 5 2410
60 S 4 8 38 145 400 845 1407 1933 2275 2382 2406 2410 2410
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 82 103 224 377 556 712 817 793 626 394 209 95 4990
50 S 82 186 410 787 1344 2056 2873 3666 4291 4686 4895 4990 4990
Derived form the 1926-2012 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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