SCOTLAND NECK, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1872 To Year=1995
Station:(317727) SCOTLAND NECK
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 171 169 380 581 856 1054 1184 1151 969 661 350 181 7707
40 S 171 340 720 1301 2157 3211 4395 5546 6515 7176 7526 7707 7707
45 M 96 94 254 435 701 904 1029 996 819 508 225 100 6161
45 S 96 190 444 879 1580 2484 3513 4509 5328 5835 6061 6161 6161
50 M 49 46 153 298 546 754 874 841 669 359 130 47 4767
50 S 49 95 248 546 1093 1847 2721 3562 4230 4590 4720 4767 4767
55 M 20 19 84 182 395 604 719 686 519 225 64 19 3538
55 S 20 39 124 306 701 1305 2024 2710 3229 3455 3519 3538 3538
60 M 6 6 39 95 255 455 564 531 372 120 25 6 2474
60 S 6 12 51 146 401 856 1420 1951 2323 2443 2468 2474 2474
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 107 109 243 365 554 708 815 793 649 419 225 115 5102
50 S 107 216 459 824 1377 2086 2900 3693 4342 4762 4987 5102 5102
Derived form the 1872-1995 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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