GREENSBORO WSO AIRPORT, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1903 To Year=2012
Station:(313630) GREENSBORO WSO AIRPORT
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 109 124 307 547 830 1031 1167 1129 910 598 293 124 7169
40 S 109 233 540 1087 1917 2948 4115 5244 6154 6752 7044 7169 7169
45 M 54 62 192 403 675 881 1012 974 760 445 180 62 5701
45 S 54 117 309 712 1387 2268 3279 4254 5014 5459 5638 5701 5701
50 M 24 27 107 270 520 731 857 819 610 302 95 27 4389
50 S 24 50 157 427 947 1678 2535 3355 3965 4267 4362 4389 4389
55 M 8 8 51 161 370 581 702 664 461 179 42 9 3238
55 S 8 17 68 229 599 1180 1881 2546 3007 3186 3228 3238 3238
60 M 2 2 20 82 233 432 547 510 318 88 14 2 2248
60 S 2 4 24 105 338 771 1317 1827 2145 2232 2246 2248 2248
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 66 79 188 334 530 698 806 779 600 365 178 73 4697
50 S 66 145 333 668 1197 1895 2701 3481 4081 4446 4624 4697 4697
Derived form the 1903-2012 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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