NEW BERN FAA AIRPORT, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(316108) NEW BERN FAA AIRPORT
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 201 222 415 655 914 1094 1236 1209 1016 739 448 247 8397
40 S 201 423 838 1493 2407 3501 4737 5946 6962 7701 8150 8397 8397
45 M 116 130 279 506 759 944 1081 1054 866 585 311 148 6779
45 S 116 247 525 1031 1790 2734 3815 4870 5735 6320 6631 6779 6779
50 M 60 69 168 361 604 794 926 899 716 433 194 80 5303
50 S 60 129 297 658 1262 2056 2982 3881 4596 5029 5223 5303 5303
55 M 26 31 89 232 450 644 771 744 566 290 104 38 3984
55 S 26 57 146 378 828 1472 2243 2987 3552 3842 3947 3984 3984
60 M 9 11 39 130 301 494 616 589 416 168 46 14 2835
60 S 9 20 60 190 491 986 1602 2191 2607 2775 2821 2835 2835
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 122 138 248 405 598 757 869 852 700 466 272 151 5578
50 S 122 260 508 913 1511 2269 3137 3989 4689 5155 5427 5578 5578
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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