ENKA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1930 To Year=2012
Station:(312837) ENKA
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 93 87 243 489 757 951 1068 1041 812 511 214 87 6352
40 S 93 180 423 912 1668 2619 3688 4728 5540 6051 6265 6352 6352
45 M 43 39 141 348 602 801 913 886 662 361 119 40 4955
45 S 43 82 224 572 1174 1975 2888 3774 4435 4797 4916 4955 4955
50 M 15 15 71 222 449 651 758 731 512 226 55 15 3720
50 S 15 30 102 324 772 1424 2182 2912 3425 3651 3706 3720 3720
55 M 4 4 30 122 303 501 603 576 364 116 21 4 2649
55 S 4 9 38 160 464 965 1568 2144 2508 2624 2645 2649 2649
60 M 1 1 10 51 173 353 448 421 225 44 7 1 1735
60 S 1 1 12 63 236 589 1037 1458 1683 1727 1734 1735 1735
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 61 63 161 308 480 633 731 711 521 314 148 59 4189
50 S 61 124 285 593 1072 1705 2436 3147 3668 3982 4130 4189 4189
Derived form the 1930-2012 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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