CAROLEEN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1900 To Year=1974
Station:(311479) CAROLEEN
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 132 149 344 590 874 1074 1199 1162 961 645 303 133 7567
40 S 132 280 625 1215 2090 3163 4362 5524 6485 7130 7433 7567 7567
45 M 66 76 218 443 719 924 1044 1007 811 491 184 64 6047
45 S 66 142 360 803 1522 2446 3489 4497 5308 5799 5983 6047 6047
50 M 28 32 120 303 564 774 889 852 661 343 95 26 4688
50 S 28 60 181 484 1048 1822 2710 3563 4224 4567 4662 4688 4688
55 M 10 10 57 182 411 624 734 697 512 211 41 8 3496
55 S 10 20 77 259 670 1293 2027 2725 3236 3447 3488 3496 3496
60 M 2 3 21 90 266 474 579 542 365 107 13 2 2462
60 S 2 5 25 115 381 855 1434 1976 2341 2448 2461 2462 2462
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 91 106 233 384 566 712 804 784 637 419 211 92 5039
50 S 91 197 430 814 1380 2092 2896 3680 4318 4736 4947 5039 5039
Derived form the 1900-1974 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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