SANFORD 8 NE, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1972 To Year=2012
Station:(317656) SANFORD 8 NE
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 136 175 391 611 863 1059 1205 1162 940 623 349 168 7683
40 S 136 311 702 1313 2177 3236 4441 5604 6544 7167 7515 7683 7683
45 M 72 99 262 464 708 909 1050 1007 790 469 227 93 6152
45 S 72 171 433 898 1606 2515 3565 4573 5363 5832 6059 6152 6152
50 M 34 50 158 325 553 759 895 852 640 326 132 47 4773
50 S 34 84 242 567 1120 1879 2775 3627 4267 4593 4725 4773 4773
55 M 14 21 83 204 401 609 740 697 491 200 65 20 3546
55 S 14 35 117 321 723 1332 2072 2770 3260 3461 3526 3546 3546
60 M 4 6 35 111 260 460 585 543 345 105 25 6 2485
60 S 4 10 46 157 417 877 1462 2005 2349 2454 2479 2485 2485
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 95 131 269 410 570 712 813 790 631 412 235 116 5185
50 S 95 226 495 905 1475 2187 3001 3791 4422 4834 5069 5185 5185
Derived form the 1972-2012 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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