MOREHEAD CITY 2 WNW, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(315830) MOREHEAD CITY 2 WNW
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 228 241 420 643 909 1092 1237 1221 1053 803 507 298 8653
40 S 228 469 889 1532 2441 3534 4770 5992 7044 7847 8354 8653 8653
45 M 128 138 279 493 754 942 1082 1066 903 648 365 181 6981
45 S 128 267 546 1039 1794 2736 3818 4884 5786 6435 6799 6981 6981
50 M 60 65 161 347 599 792 927 911 753 494 237 96 5442
50 S 60 125 285 633 1232 2025 2951 3862 4615 5109 5347 5442 5442
55 M 20 23 74 214 445 642 772 756 603 346 133 41 4068
55 S 20 43 117 331 776 1418 2189 2946 3548 3894 4027 4068 4068
60 M 4 4 24 107 294 492 617 601 453 211 59 12 2878
60 S 4 9 32 139 433 925 1542 2143 2596 2807 2866 2878 2878
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 119 128 231 386 603 782 899 885 745 515 297 162 5753
50 S 119 246 477 863 1466 2249 3148 4033 4778 5294 5590 5753 5753
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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