MURFREESBORO 2 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1973 To Year=2012
Station:(315996) MURFREESBORO 2 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 109 132 299 542 804 1022 1171 1128 910 599 338 149 7203
40 S 109 241 540 1082 1886 2908 4079 5207 6118 6716 7054 7203 7203
45 M 54 71 187 397 649 872 1016 973 760 446 217 78 5721
45 S 54 125 312 709 1358 2230 3246 4219 4980 5426 5643 5721 5721
50 M 24 32 105 265 494 722 861 818 610 303 124 37 4395
50 S 24 56 161 426 920 1642 2504 3321 3932 4234 4359 4395 4395
55 M 9 12 50 158 345 572 706 663 461 180 60 15 3230
55 S 9 20 71 229 574 1146 1852 2515 2976 3156 3216 3230 3230
60 M 3 3 19 80 212 423 551 508 315 89 23 4 2229
60 S 3 6 24 104 316 739 1290 1798 2113 2202 2225 2229 2229
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 72 93 193 340 513 692 805 773 605 377 216 96 4775
50 S 72 165 359 698 1211 1904 2709 3481 4086 4463 4679 4775 4775
Derived form the 1973-2012 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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