FRANKLIN 2, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1872 To Year=2012
Station:(313228) FRANKLIN 2
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 89 108 260 469 713 899 1036 1021 817 519 236 101 6266
40 S 89 197 456 925 1638 2537 3573 4594 5410 5929 6165 6266 6266
45 M 40 50 149 326 558 749 881 866 667 369 132 47 4833
45 S 40 89 239 565 1124 1872 2753 3619 4286 4654 4786 4833 4833
50 M 14 18 71 201 405 599 726 711 517 232 61 18 3573
50 S 14 32 103 304 710 1308 2034 2745 3262 3493 3554 3573 3573
55 M 4 5 25 103 260 449 571 556 369 121 21 5 2488
55 S 4 8 33 137 397 846 1416 1972 2341 2462 2483 2488 2488
60 M 0 1 5 38 135 301 416 401 228 46 5 1 1576
60 S 0 1 6 44 179 480 896 1297 1525 1571 1576 1576 1576
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 62 86 186 316 461 596 704 695 532 347 178 77 4242
50 S 62 148 334 651 1112 1708 2412 3107 3639 3986 4165 4242 4242
Derived form the 1872-2012 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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