BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1950 To Year=2012
Station:(311239) BURLINGTON
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 106 137 328 588 847 1050 1199 1160 920 608 328 142 7413
40 S 106 243 570 1158 2005 3055 4255 5415 6335 6942 7271 7413 7413
45 M 51 71 207 441 692 900 1044 1005 770 454 207 72 5915
45 S 51 122 329 770 1462 2362 3407 4412 5182 5637 5843 5915 5915
50 M 21 30 116 304 538 750 889 850 620 309 113 31 4572
50 S 21 52 168 471 1009 1759 2648 3498 4119 4427 4541 4572 4572
55 M 8 10 55 186 387 600 734 695 471 184 51 11 3392
55 S 8 18 72 259 645 1245 1980 2675 3146 3330 3381 3392 3392
60 M 2 2 20 99 248 451 579 540 326 91 18 3 2379
60 S 2 4 24 123 371 822 1401 1941 2268 2359 2376 2379 2379
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 70 93 206 368 545 710 817 793 608 377 205 91 4885
50 S 70 163 369 737 1282 1992 2809 3602 4210 4588 4793 4885 4885
Derived form the 1950-2012 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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