PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1903 To Year=1977
Station:(316742) PINEHURST
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 183 195 398 642 908 1087 1205 1171 974 681 365 185 7994
40 S 183 378 777 1418 2326 3413 4618 5789 6763 7444 7809 7994 7994
45 M 104 111 268 494 753 937 1050 1016 824 527 240 103 6425
45 S 104 215 483 977 1730 2667 3716 4733 5556 6083 6323 6425 6425
50 M 53 55 162 351 598 787 895 861 674 378 139 49 5001
50 S 53 107 269 620 1219 2006 2900 3762 4435 4813 4952 5001 5001
55 M 21 22 86 225 445 637 740 706 524 242 68 19 3735
55 S 21 43 128 354 799 1436 2175 2882 3406 3648 3716 3735 3735
60 M 6 6 38 126 299 487 585 551 377 131 25 5 2635
60 S 6 12 50 175 474 962 1546 2098 2475 2606 2631 2635 2635
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 109 124 253 411 592 728 816 795 650 434 227 109 5247
50 S 109 233 486 897 1489 2216 3032 3827 4477 4911 5138 5247 5247
Derived form the 1903-1977 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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