AURORA 6 N, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1973 To Year=2012
Station:(310375) AURORA 6 N
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 184 209 412 651 909 1108 1254 1211 1031 739 467 246 8418
40 S 184 392 804 1455 2364 3471 4725 5936 6967 7706 8173 8418 8418
45 M 102 122 277 502 754 958 1099 1056 881 584 327 143 6804
45 S 102 224 501 1003 1757 2714 3813 4869 5750 6334 6661 6804 6804
50 M 50 62 165 358 599 808 944 901 731 432 207 72 5328
50 S 50 112 277 635 1234 2041 2985 3886 4617 5049 5256 5328 5328
55 M 19 24 84 228 445 658 789 746 581 288 112 31 4006
55 S 19 44 128 356 801 1459 2248 2993 3575 3862 3975 4006 4006
60 M 5 8 35 125 297 508 634 591 432 164 50 10 2858
60 S 5 13 49 173 470 978 1612 2203 2634 2798 2848 2858 2858
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 100 115 228 386 593 772 884 857 717 452 257 130 5492
50 S 100 215 444 829 1422 2195 3078 3935 4652 5104 5362 5492 5492
Derived form the 1973-2012 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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