GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1890 To Year=2012
Station:(313356) GASTONIA
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 154 181 389 633 902 1093 1218 1188 973 669 360 169 7930
40 S 154 335 725 1358 2260 3353 4571 5759 6731 7400 7760 7930 7930
45 M 81 99 258 485 747 943 1063 1033 823 514 232 88 6365
45 S 81 179 437 922 1669 2612 3675 4708 5530 6045 6277 6365 6365
50 M 36 46 150 342 592 793 908 878 673 364 131 40 4952
50 S 36 81 232 573 1165 1958 2866 3744 4417 4781 4912 4952 4952
55 M 12 17 75 214 438 643 753 723 523 228 62 14 3703
55 S 12 29 104 318 757 1400 2153 2876 3399 3627 3689 3703 3703
60 M 3 4 30 114 292 493 598 568 376 117 23 4 2623
60 S 3 7 37 151 443 937 1535 2103 2479 2596 2619 2623 2623
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 89 112 239 395 592 745 837 820 656 415 216 98 5214
50 S 89 200 440 835 1427 2172 3009 3829 4485 4900 5116 5214 5214
Derived form the 1890-2012 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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