TRANSOU, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1946 To Year=2012
Station:(318694) TRANSOU
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 41 46 142 324 554 746 876 846 633 353 139 53 4753
40 S 41 87 229 553 1107 1853 2729 3575 4208 4561 4700 4753 4753
45 M 14 16 69 201 401 596 721 691 484 219 65 22 3499
45 S 14 31 100 300 702 1297 2018 2709 3193 3412 3477 3499 3499
50 M 4 5 27 107 260 446 566 536 339 113 24 6 2433
50 S 4 8 36 143 402 848 1415 1950 2289 2402 2427 2433 2433
55 M 1 1 7 44 139 300 411 381 205 45 6 1 1541
55 S 1 1 9 52 191 491 902 1284 1489 1534 1540 1541 1541
60 M 0 0 1 10 52 164 258 230 96 11 1 0 826
60 S 0 0 1 12 64 228 487 717 813 825 826 826 826
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 26 35 99 213 340 470 570 544 392 231 99 36 3054
50 S 26 61 160 373 713 1183 1753 2297 2689 2919 3018 3054 3054
Derived form the 1946-2012 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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