MOUNT GILEAD 4 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1930 To Year=2012
Station:(315898) MOUNT GILEAD 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 182 192 365 622 925 1109 1227 1202 993 706 383 180 8087
40 S 182 374 739 1361 2286 3395 4622 5824 6818 7524 7907 8087 8087
45 M 99 104 233 473 770 959 1072 1047 843 552 251 95 6498
45 S 99 203 436 908 1679 2637 3709 4757 5600 6152 6403 6498 6498
50 M 47 47 130 329 615 809 917 892 694 400 145 44 5069
50 S 47 94 224 553 1169 1977 2894 3787 4481 4881 5025 5069 5069
55 M 18 17 63 203 461 659 762 737 546 259 71 16 3812
55 S 18 35 98 301 762 1420 2182 2920 3466 3725 3796 3812 3812
60 M 4 4 24 104 313 509 607 582 400 142 29 4 2723
60 S 4 9 33 137 450 958 1566 2148 2548 2690 2719 2723 2723
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 126 138 255 410 605 730 818 805 665 467 264 126 5409
50 S 126 264 519 929 1534 2264 3082 3887 4552 5019 5283 5409 5409
Derived form the 1930-2012 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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