OXFORD EXP STN, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1920 To Year=1994
Station:(316507) OXFORD EXP STN
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 122 145 326 569 841 1038 1175 1131 932 618 327 152 7377
40 S 122 267 593 1162 2003 3041 4216 5347 6279 6897 7225 7377 7377
45 M 62 76 208 423 686 888 1020 976 782 465 209 80 5876
45 S 62 139 346 770 1455 2343 3363 4340 5122 5587 5795 5876 5876
50 M 27 35 119 287 531 738 865 821 632 320 117 36 4528
50 S 27 62 181 467 999 1737 2602 3423 4055 4375 4492 4528 4528
55 M 9 13 59 173 380 588 710 666 483 194 54 13 3343
55 S 9 22 81 254 634 1222 1932 2598 3081 3275 3330 3343 3343
60 M 2 3 24 88 240 438 555 511 338 98 19 3 2320
60 S 2 5 29 117 357 796 1351 1862 2200 2298 2317 2320 2320
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 72 91 204 355 540 702 805 777 619 382 197 89 4833
50 S 72 163 368 722 1262 1964 2769 3546 4165 4546 4744 4833 4833
Derived form the 1920-1994 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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