LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=2012
Station:(314970) LEXINGTON
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 127 152 360 604 873 1066 1197 1164 940 634 336 146 7598
40 S 127 279 639 1242 2116 3181 4378 5542 6482 7116 7452 7598 7598
45 M 64 80 234 457 718 916 1042 1009 790 480 213 75 6077
45 S 64 144 377 834 1552 2468 3510 4518 5308 5789 6002 6077 6077
50 M 29 35 134 317 564 766 887 854 640 334 118 34 4711
50 S 29 64 198 515 1079 1845 2731 3585 4225 4559 4677 4711 4711
55 M 11 12 66 196 412 616 732 699 491 205 54 12 3505
55 S 11 23 89 285 697 1313 2044 2743 3234 3439 3493 3505 3505
60 M 3 3 27 103 269 466 577 544 346 104 18 3 2461
60 S 3 5 32 135 404 870 1447 1990 2336 2440 2458 2461 2461
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 79 101 229 385 571 721 817 795 627 401 211 90 5028
50 S 79 181 410 795 1366 2087 2903 3699 4325 4726 4938 5028 5028
Derived form the 1902-2012 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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