BODIE ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1955 To Year=1976
Station:(310935) BODIE ISLAND
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 165 167 321 567 838 1042 1226 1214 1039 791 474 247 8092
40 S 165 332 654 1220 2059 3101 4327 5541 6580 7371 7845 8092 8092
45 M 82 85 194 418 683 892 1071 1059 889 636 331 139 6481
45 S 82 168 362 780 1463 2356 3427 4486 5375 6011 6342 6481 6481
50 M 31 34 99 278 529 742 916 904 739 482 202 63 5020
50 S 31 64 163 442 970 1713 2629 3533 4272 4754 4956 5020 5020
55 M 6 8 42 163 376 593 761 749 589 332 100 20 3739
55 S 6 15 56 219 595 1187 1948 2697 3286 3618 3719 3739 3739
60 M 1 1 12 80 235 443 606 594 439 196 38 4 2649
60 S 1 2 14 94 328 772 1378 1972 2411 2607 2645 2649 2649
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 73 80 155 315 530 728 875 869 729 492 245 112 5203
50 S 73 153 308 623 1153 1881 2756 3624 4353 4845 5091 5203 5203
Derived form the 1955-1976 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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