WILSON 3 SW, NORTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1916 To Year=2012
Station:(319476) WILSON 3 SW
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 149 172 366 617 885 1084 1218 1186 969 670 374 177 7867
40 S 149 321 687 1303 2188 3272 4490 5676 6646 7316 7690 7867 7867
45 M 81 96 239 469 730 934 1063 1031 819 516 246 96 6320
45 S 81 177 416 885 1615 2548 3612 4643 5462 5978 6224 6320 6320
50 M 39 46 140 328 575 784 908 876 669 367 144 47 4924
50 S 39 85 225 553 1128 1912 2821 3696 4366 4733 4877 4924 4924
55 M 16 19 71 207 422 634 753 721 520 233 72 20 3688
55 S 16 35 107 313 735 1369 2123 2843 3363 3596 3668 3688 3688
60 M 5 6 31 113 279 484 598 566 372 125 29 6 2616
60 S 5 11 42 155 435 919 1517 2083 2456 2581 2610 2616 2616
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 94 113 230 386 573 734 836 814 649 422 235 112 5199
50 S 94 207 437 823 1396 2130 2966 3780 4430 4852 5087 5199 5199
Derived form the 1916-2012 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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