BEAUFORT 7 SW, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2006
Station:(380559) BEAUFORT 7 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 345 352 576 772 1034 1173 1285 1263 1104 863 574 371 9713
40 S 345 697 1273 2045 3079 4253 5538 6801 7905 8768 9342 9713 9713
45 M 219 230 426 622 879 1023 1130 1108 954 708 427 238 7966
45 S 219 449 875 1497 2376 3400 4530 5638 6592 7300 7727 7966 7966
50 M 121 131 286 473 724 873 975 953 804 553 291 132 6318
50 S 121 252 538 1012 1736 2609 3585 4538 5341 5895 6186 6318 6318
55 M 55 61 167 328 569 723 820 798 654 401 174 61 4812
55 S 55 116 283 611 1180 1904 2724 3522 4176 4577 4751 4812 4812
60 M 18 21 79 195 415 573 665 643 504 257 85 21 3478
60 S 18 39 118 313 728 1302 1967 2610 3114 3371 3457 3478 3478
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 189 195 338 489 709 826 907 895 779 563 342 204 6436
50 S 189 384 722 1211 1920 2746 3653 4548 5326 5890 6232 6436 6436
Derived form the 1893-2006 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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