CAMDEN 2 WSW, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2001
Station:(381310) CAMDEN 2 WSW
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 186 205 402 630 917 1097 1234 1198 1007 695 376 202 8148
40 S 186 391 793 1423 2340 3437 4671 5869 6876 7571 7946 8148 8148
45 M 103 118 269 481 762 947 1079 1043 857 541 248 113 6562
45 S 103 221 490 972 1734 2681 3760 4803 5659 6200 6448 6562 6562
50 M 51 59 162 338 607 797 924 888 707 391 146 56 5126
50 S 51 110 272 610 1217 2014 2939 3827 4533 4924 5070 5126 5126
55 M 21 24 85 212 454 647 769 733 557 253 72 23 3851
55 S 21 45 130 343 796 1443 2213 2945 3502 3755 3828 3851 3851
60 M 7 7 37 112 306 497 614 578 409 141 28 7 2744
60 S 7 14 51 164 470 967 1582 2160 2568 2709 2737 2744 2744
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 125 145 268 406 600 740 842 821 677 447 251 135 5458
50 S 125 270 538 944 1544 2284 3126 3948 4625 5072 5323 5458 5458
Derived form the 1893-2001 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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