HIGHLANDS 2 S, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1877 To Year=2012
Station:(314055) HIGHLANDS 2 S
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 65 70 186 370 608 775 881 863 689 427 178 78 5192
40 S 65 136 322 692 1300 2075 2957 3820 4509 4935 5114 5192 5192
45 M 26 28 97 241 455 625 726 708 539 284 89 33 3852
45 S 26 54 152 393 848 1473 2199 2907 3446 3731 3819 3852 3852
50 M 8 8 41 135 307 475 572 553 390 161 33 9 2693
50 S 8 16 57 192 499 974 1546 2099 2489 2650 2683 2693 2693
55 M 1 2 12 59 174 327 417 398 248 70 8 2 1718
55 S 1 3 15 75 249 576 992 1391 1639 1709 1716 1718 1718
60 M 0 0 3 17 72 186 263 245 125 19 1 0 931
60 S 0 0 3 20 92 278 541 786 911 930 931 931 931
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 37 106 215 355 483 571 553 412 241 99 36 3139
50 S 29 66 173 388 743 1226 1797 2351 2763 3004 3103 3139 3139
Derived form the 1877-2012 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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