REIDSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1901 To Year=1963
Station:(317197) REIDSVILLE
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 135 143 327 565 856 1045 1177 1140 943 647 323 138 7439
40 S 135 278 605 1170 2027 3071 4248 5388 6332 6979 7301 7439 7439
45 M 70 74 209 420 701 895 1022 985 793 494 203 69 5936
45 S 70 145 354 774 1475 2370 3392 4377 5170 5664 5867 5936 5936
50 M 32 32 119 285 547 745 867 830 643 346 112 29 4589
50 S 32 64 183 469 1016 1760 2627 3457 4101 4447 4559 4589 4589
55 M 11 11 60 174 396 595 712 675 494 215 52 9 3404
55 S 11 23 82 256 652 1246 1958 2633 3128 3343 3395 3404 3404
60 M 3 3 25 90 256 446 557 521 350 111 18 2 2379
60 S 3 5 30 120 376 822 1378 1899 2249 2359 2377 2379 2379
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 79 88 203 349 551 699 799 775 622 399 194 80 4839
50 S 79 167 370 720 1271 1969 2768 3543 4166 4565 4759 4839 4839
Derived form the 1901-1963 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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