CLEMSON COLLEGE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Cooling Degree Days

From Year=1930 To Year=2012
Station:(381770) CLEMSON COLLEGE
Averages Daily Extremes
Cooling Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
55 12 15 68 201 421 627 740 715 524 231 61 14 3629
57 8 9 47 158 361 567 678 653 465 182 41 9 3177
60 3 3 25 102 275 477 585 560 377 120 21 3 2550
65 0 0 6 37 148 328 430 405 236 45 4 0 1641
70 0 0 1 6 54 187 276 252 116 10 0 0 902
Cooling 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.
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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