MURPHY 2 NE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1872 To Year=2012
Station:(316001) MURPHY 2 NE
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 87 111 273 478 724 925 1071 1057 840 529 264 118 6477
40 S 87 198 471 948 1673 2598 3669 4726 5566 6094 6359 6477 6477
45 M 40 51 162 339 570 775 916 902 690 379 157 59 5038
45 S 40 90 252 591 1160 1935 2852 3753 4443 4822 4979 5038 5038
50 M 14 19 79 215 417 625 761 747 540 244 79 25 3767
50 S 14 33 113 328 745 1370 2131 2878 3418 3663 3742 3767 3767
55 M 3 5 30 117 274 475 606 592 392 134 31 8 2668
55 S 3 8 39 156 429 905 1511 2102 2494 2628 2660 2668 2668
60 M 1 0 8 49 149 328 451 437 250 58 8 2 1741
60 S 1 1 9 59 208 535 987 1423 1673 1731 1739 1741 1741
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 59 88 195 323 469 619 729 719 550 354 190 84 4378
50 S 59 146 341 664 1133 1752 2481 3200 3750 4104 4294 4378 4378
Derived form the 1872-2012 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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