REIDSVILLE 2 NW, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=2012
Station:(317202) REIDSVILLE 2 NW
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 85 107 286 529 789 997 1140 1098 870 561 298 122 6883
40 S 85 193 479 1008 1797 2794 3934 5032 5902 6463 6761 6883 6883
45 M 39 53 177 387 634 847 985 943 720 410 185 60 5439
45 S 39 92 269 656 1289 2137 3121 4065 4784 5195 5379 5439 5439
50 M 15 21 95 257 480 697 830 788 570 272 99 27 4151
50 S 15 36 131 389 869 1566 2396 3184 3754 4026 4125 4151 4151
55 M 5 6 43 151 333 548 675 633 422 157 42 10 3024
55 S 5 11 54 205 538 1085 1760 2393 2815 2972 3014 3024 3024
60 M 1 1 16 75 202 400 520 479 280 73 13 2 2062
60 S 1 2 18 93 295 695 1215 1693 1973 2046 2059 2062 2062
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 52 70 173 317 496 676 786 753 567 339 173 72 4473
50 S 52 123 295 613 1109 1785 2571 3323 3890 4229 4402 4473 4473
Derived form the 1962-2012 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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