LINCOLNTON 4 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1952 To Year=2012
Station:(314996) LINCOLNTON 4 W
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 107 141 337 576 837 1024 1160 1127 910 607 318 141 7284
40 S 107 248 585 1161 1998 3022 4182 5309 6219 6826 7144 7284 7284
45 M 51 71 213 429 682 874 1005 972 760 454 198 71 5780
45 S 51 122 335 764 1446 2320 3325 4297 5057 5511 5708 5780 5780
50 M 20 30 118 291 527 724 850 817 610 309 105 31 4433
50 S 20 51 168 459 987 1711 2561 3377 3988 4296 4401 4433 4433
55 M 6 9 54 174 376 574 695 662 461 183 45 11 3251
55 S 6 16 70 244 619 1194 1889 2550 3011 3194 3240 3251 3251
60 M 1 2 20 86 235 424 540 507 316 90 14 3 2237
60 S 1 3 22 108 343 768 1308 1815 2130 2220 2235 2237 2237
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 96 213 362 542 695 797 776 604 383 201 88 4824
50 S 69 164 377 739 1281 1976 2773 3549 4153 4536 4736 4824 4824
Derived form the 1952-2012 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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