KINSTON 5 SE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1899 To Year=2012
Station:(314684) KINSTON 5 SE
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 192 198 403 628 904 1086 1220 1190 998 696 402 209 8126
40 S 192 389 792 1421 2324 3411 4631 5821 6819 7515 7917 8126 8126
45 M 112 116 274 480 749 936 1065 1035 848 542 272 121 6550
45 S 112 228 501 982 1731 2667 3732 4768 5615 6157 6429 6550 6550
50 M 58 60 167 340 594 786 910 880 698 393 166 63 5117
50 S 58 118 286 626 1220 2006 2917 3797 4494 4888 5054 5117 5117
55 M 26 26 90 217 441 636 755 725 548 257 89 28 3839
55 S 26 52 142 359 800 1437 2192 2917 3465 3722 3811 3839 3839
60 M 9 9 41 121 296 487 600 570 400 145 39 10 2727
60 S 9 18 59 180 476 963 1563 2134 2533 2678 2717 2727 2727
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 125 132 254 397 587 734 834 815 671 447 260 136 5392
50 S 125 256 511 908 1495 2228 3063 3877 4548 4995 5255 5392 5392
Derived form the 1899-2012 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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