HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1921 To Year=2012
Station:(314063) HIGH POINT
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 135 161 349 597 863 1050 1177 1141 926 631 339 154 7523
40 S 135 295 645 1242 2105 3155 4332 5473 6399 7030 7369 7523 7523
45 M 70 86 227 451 708 900 1022 986 776 478 217 80 6001
45 S 70 156 383 834 1542 2442 3463 4450 5226 5703 5921 6001 6001
50 M 32 39 132 311 554 750 867 831 626 331 123 37 4631
50 S 32 70 202 513 1067 1816 2683 3514 4140 4472 4594 4631 4631
55 M 11 14 65 191 401 600 712 676 477 202 57 14 3420
55 S 11 25 90 281 683 1282 1994 2670 3147 3349 3407 3420 3420
60 M 2 3 26 100 259 450 557 521 333 100 20 3 2375
60 S 2 6 31 131 390 840 1397 1918 2251 2351 2371 2375 2375
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 79 102 218 374 560 711 807 783 616 390 202 88 4929
50 S 79 180 398 772 1332 2043 2850 3633 4249 4639 4841 4929 4929
Derived form the 1921-2012 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

Southeast Regional Climate Center, SERCC Webmaster