MC CULLERS 1 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1937 To Year=1980
Station:(315445) MC CULLERS 1 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 129 225 439 743 852 1018 1222 1178 1011 686 268 135 7904
40 S 129 353 792 1535 2386 3405 4626 5804 6815 7501 7769 7904 7904
45 M 77 127 309 593 697 868 1067 1023 861 532 156 68 6376
45 S 77 204 513 1106 1802 2671 3737 4760 5621 6153 6308 6376 6376
50 M 34 62 194 445 542 718 912 868 711 380 84 42 4989
50 S 34 95 289 733 1275 1993 2905 3773 4484 4864 4948 4989 4989
55 M 8 26 106 303 391 568 757 713 561 249 35 22 3738
55 S 8 34 140 443 834 1402 2159 2872 3433 3682 3717 3738 3738
60 M 0 6 54 178 254 418 602 558 411 148 13 10 2651
60 S 0 6 59 238 492 910 1512 2070 2481 2629 2642 2651 2651
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 147 275 475 552 677 833 816 677 441 156 84 5201
50 S 69 216 491 966 1518 2195 3028 3844 4521 4962 5117 5201 5201
Derived form the 1937-1980 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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