JEFFERSON 2 ESE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=2012
Station:(314496) JEFFERSON 2 ESE
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 52 56 172 349 593 791 917 886 688 397 160 66 5127
40 S 52 108 280 629 1222 2013 2931 3817 4505 4902 5061 5127 5127
45 M 20 22 90 223 440 641 762 731 538 258 79 28 3834
45 S 20 42 132 355 795 1436 2199 2930 3468 3726 3806 3834 3834
50 M 6 6 39 124 295 491 607 576 390 144 32 9 2720
50 S 6 12 51 175 470 961 1569 2145 2535 2679 2711 2720 2720
55 M 1 1 12 54 168 344 452 422 251 62 9 2 1778
55 S 1 2 14 69 236 580 1032 1454 1705 1768 1776 1778 1778
60 M 0 0 2 16 72 203 298 269 132 18 1 0 1014
60 S 0 0 2 18 90 294 592 861 994 1012 1013 1014 1014
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 32 40 116 223 362 505 606 579 429 255 112 44 3303
50 S 32 71 187 411 773 1278 1883 2462 2892 3147 3258 3303 3303
Derived form the 1896-2012 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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