MONROE 4 SE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=2012
Station:(315771) MONROE 4 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 168 185 393 610 885 1078 1204 1167 965 660 356 181 7852
40 S 168 353 746 1356 2241 3319 4522 5690 6655 7315 7671 7852 7852
45 M 93 105 263 462 730 928 1049 1012 815 506 231 100 6295
45 S 93 198 461 923 1653 2581 3630 4642 5458 5964 6195 6295 6295
50 M 46 52 158 323 576 778 894 857 665 359 134 50 4890
50 S 46 98 256 579 1154 1932 2826 3683 4348 4707 4841 4890 4890
55 M 19 21 82 201 423 628 739 702 516 226 66 21 3643
55 S 19 40 122 324 746 1374 2113 2815 3331 3557 3623 3643 3643
60 M 5 6 35 108 279 478 584 547 369 121 25 6 2564
60 S 5 12 47 155 433 911 1495 2043 2412 2533 2558 2564 2564
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 107 122 253 392 580 726 821 797 645 429 235 116 5221
50 S 107 229 482 874 1453 2179 3000 3797 4441 4870 5105 5221 5221
Derived form the 1896-2012 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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