ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1913 To Year=2012
Station:(312740) ELKIN
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 50 114 370 533 793 1031 1179 1089 878 484 243 70 6831
40 S 50 164 534 1067 1859 2890 4069 5158 6036 6519 6762 6831 6831
45 M 10 44 251 390 638 881 1024 934 728 336 123 32 5389
45 S 10 54 304 694 1332 2212 3236 4170 4898 5234 5357 5389 5389
50 M 1 10 158 261 483 731 869 779 578 201 45 11 4125
50 S 1 11 168 429 912 1642 2511 3290 3868 4069 4114 4125 4125
55 M 0 0 85 151 339 581 714 624 428 96 15 2 3033
55 S 0 0 85 236 574 1155 1869 2493 2921 3017 3031 3033 3033
60 M 0 0 33 71 209 431 559 469 290 24 3 0 2089
60 S 0 0 33 105 314 744 1303 1772 2062 2086 2089 2089 2089
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 76 126 256 358 517 679 792 736 562 337 225 63 4727
50 S 76 202 458 816 1333 2012 2804 3540 4101 4438 4664 4727 4727
Derived form the 1913-2012 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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