SOUTHERN PINES 2 W, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=1968
Station:(318089) SOUTHERN PINES 2 W
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 192 188 431 639 930 1104 1203 1178 984 702 388 190 8130
40 S 192 381 812 1450 2380 3485 4688 5866 6850 7552 7940 8130 8130
45 M 108 108 297 491 775 954 1048 1023 834 548 258 104 6549
45 S 108 216 513 1004 1779 2734 3782 4805 5639 6187 6445 6549 6549
50 M 54 55 185 350 620 804 893 868 684 397 151 49 5110
50 S 54 108 294 644 1264 2068 2961 3829 4513 4910 5061 5110 5110
55 M 23 22 102 224 466 654 738 713 534 258 74 18 3826
55 S 23 44 146 370 837 1491 2229 2942 3476 3734 3809 3826 3826
60 M 7 6 47 123 320 504 583 558 387 142 29 4 2710
60 S 7 13 60 183 502 1007 1590 2148 2535 2677 2706 2710 2710
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 116 117 272 403 608 744 821 807 659 443 237 113 5341
50 S 116 233 506 909 1517 2261 3081 3889 4548 4990 5227 5341 5341
Derived form the 1893-1968 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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