SALEM 1 SW, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Cooling Degree Days

From Year=1952 To Year=2005
Station:(387589) SALEM 1 SW
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 2 8 38 147 331 536 654 617 421 166 43 8 2973
57 1 5 23 111 275 476 592 555 363 126 28 5 2560
60 0 2 10 66 197 387 499 462 278 75 12 2 1990
65 0 0 2 18 92 243 345 308 150 22 2 0 1182
70 0 0 0 2 25 114 194 160 55 3 0 0 553
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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