OCONALUFTEE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1958 To Year=2012
Station:(316341) OCONALUFTEE
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 54 72 215 417 660 846 973 956 755 451 207 75 5681
40 S 54 126 341 758 1418 2264 3237 4192 4947 5399 5606 5681 5681
45 M 20 29 117 282 506 696 818 801 605 307 111 31 4321
45 S 20 48 165 447 953 1649 2467 3268 3872 4179 4290 4321 4321
50 M 5 8 50 167 355 546 663 646 455 182 49 10 3136
50 S 5 13 63 230 585 1131 1794 2440 2895 3077 3126 3136 3136
55 M 1 2 16 80 218 397 508 491 310 87 16 2 2127
55 S 1 3 19 99 317 714 1221 1712 2022 2108 2125 2127 2127
60 M 0 0 4 27 106 251 353 336 177 29 3 0 1286
60 S 0 0 4 31 137 388 741 1077 1253 1283 1286 1286 1286
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 50 77 181 298 432 553 645 633 493 328 177 69 3936
50 S 50 127 308 605 1037 1590 2235 2868 3361 3689 3866 3936 3936
Derived form the 1958-2012 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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