HOT SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1927 To Year=2012
Station:(314260) HOT SPRINGS
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 101 121 303 508 767 970 1103 1083 876 579 298 133 6843
40 S 101 222 525 1034 1801 2771 3875 4958 5834 6413 6710 6843 6843
45 M 47 58 187 370 613 820 948 928 726 429 184 65 5376
45 S 47 105 292 662 1275 2095 3043 3971 4698 5126 5310 5376 5376
50 M 17 24 100 246 460 670 793 773 577 291 99 28 4076
50 S 17 41 140 386 846 1516 2310 3083 3659 3950 4049 4076 4076
55 M 5 7 43 143 314 520 638 618 428 173 42 9 2941
55 S 5 12 55 198 513 1033 1672 2290 2717 2890 2932 2941 2941
60 M 1 1 15 67 186 372 483 463 285 84 13 2 1972
60 S 1 2 17 84 270 642 1126 1589 1873 1957 1970 1972 1972
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 60 84 195 323 491 653 757 740 575 366 193 82 4518
50 S 60 144 339 662 1153 1806 2563 3303 3878 4243 4436 4518 4518
Derived form the 1927-2012 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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