MOCKSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(315743) MOCKSVILLE
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 93 120 315 534 810 1019 1158 1133 891 584 310 122 7091
40 S 93 213 528 1062 1873 2891 4049 5183 6074 6658 6968 7091 7091
45 M 40 59 195 390 655 869 1003 978 741 431 191 60 5613
45 S 40 100 295 685 1340 2209 3212 4190 4931 5363 5553 5613 5613
50 M 14 25 106 259 501 719 848 823 591 289 101 25 4301
50 S 14 39 145 404 904 1623 2471 3295 3886 4174 4275 4301 4301
55 M 4 8 49 151 351 569 693 668 442 169 44 9 3157
55 S 4 12 61 212 563 1132 1825 2493 2935 3104 3148 3157 3157
60 M 1 2 19 75 216 420 538 514 299 81 14 2 2178
60 S 1 2 21 95 312 731 1269 1783 2081 2162 2176 2178 2178
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 70 96 219 351 528 687 788 773 590 381 213 91 4788
50 S 70 166 386 737 1264 1951 2739 3511 4101 4483 4696 4788 4788
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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