EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1969 To Year=2012
Station:(312631) EDEN
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 65 122 389 551 797 1065 1204 1146 889 562 261 80 7129
40 S 65 187 575 1126 1923 2987 4192 5338 6227 6788 7049 7129 7129
45 M 20 61 266 406 642 915 1049 991 739 409 140 34 5671
45 S 20 81 347 753 1395 2309 3359 4350 5089 5498 5637 5671 5671
50 M 0 23 172 275 487 765 894 836 589 264 59 13 4375
50 S 0 24 195 470 957 1721 2615 3451 4040 4304 4363 4375 4375
55 M 0 6 100 164 339 615 739 681 439 139 25 5 3251
55 S 0 6 106 271 609 1224 1963 2644 3083 3222 3247 3251 3251
60 M 0 0 45 79 205 465 584 526 295 52 7 1 2258
60 S 0 0 45 125 329 794 1378 1904 2199 2251 2257 2258 2258
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 64 111 258 349 510 720 817 775 578 359 206 62 4807
50 S 64 175 433 782 1292 2011 2829 3604 4181 4540 4745 4807 4807
Derived form the 1969-2012 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

Southeast Regional Climate Center, SERCC Webmaster