GATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=1973
Station:(313364) GATESVILLE
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 141 148 287 565 820 1007 1171 1133 911 644 333 154 7315
40 S 141 289 576 1141 1961 2968 4139 5272 6183 6827 7161 7315 7315
45 M 79 79 176 420 665 857 1016 978 761 492 214 89 5826
45 S 79 158 334 754 1420 2277 3293 4271 5032 5524 5737 5826 5826
50 M 39 37 99 291 511 707 861 823 612 347 122 46 4494
50 S 39 76 174 465 976 1684 2545 3367 3979 4326 4448 4494 4494
55 M 15 14 49 185 362 558 706 668 462 218 60 19 3316
55 S 15 30 78 263 625 1183 1889 2557 3019 3237 3297 3316 3316
60 M 5 4 21 104 226 410 551 513 318 116 24 6 2297
60 S 5 9 30 134 360 770 1321 1834 2151 2267 2291 2297 2297
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 98 103 197 368 529 673 794 769 605 417 232 106 4890
50 S 98 201 398 766 1295 1967 2761 3530 4136 4553 4784 4890 4890
Derived form the 1948-1973 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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