SANFORD 4 ESE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=1972
Station:(317654) SANFORD 4 ESE
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 141 157 329 618 869 1031 1174 1148 926 634 329 167 7525
40 S 141 299 628 1246 2115 3146 4320 5468 6394 7029 7358 7525 7525
45 M 76 85 210 470 714 881 1019 993 776 481 209 94 6008
45 S 76 161 370 841 1555 2435 3455 4447 5224 5705 5914 6008 6008
50 M 36 40 118 330 559 731 864 838 626 334 117 47 4640
50 S 36 76 193 524 1083 1813 2678 3515 4142 4476 4593 4640 4640
55 M 13 15 59 211 407 581 709 683 477 206 54 19 3434
55 S 13 29 87 299 705 1286 1996 2678 3155 3361 3415 3434 3434
60 M 2 4 23 117 266 431 555 528 333 107 19 5 2389
60 S 2 6 29 146 412 844 1398 1926 2259 2366 2384 2389 2389
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 98 113 229 411 569 691 800 783 618 411 225 113 5061
50 S 98 211 440 850 1420 2110 2911 3694 4312 4723 4948 5061 5061
Derived form the 1951-1972 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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