CLARK HILL 1 W, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1952 To Year=2012
Station:(381726) CLARK HILL 1 W
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 162 211 433 669 930 1103 1243 1218 1010 707 416 206 8308
40 S 162 372 805 1474 2404 3508 4751 5969 6979 7686 8102 8308 8308
45 M 84 120 295 520 775 953 1088 1063 860 553 280 113 6703
45 S 84 204 498 1018 1793 2746 3835 4898 5758 6310 6591 6703 6703
50 M 37 60 180 375 620 803 933 908 710 401 166 55 5249
50 S 37 97 277 653 1273 2076 3009 3917 4627 5028 5194 5249 5249
55 M 14 25 94 244 466 653 778 753 560 261 82 23 3953
55 S 14 38 133 376 843 1496 2274 3027 3587 3848 3930 3953 3953
60 M 3 7 39 136 318 503 623 598 412 144 33 7 2824
60 S 3 10 49 185 503 1006 1630 2228 2639 2784 2816 2824 2824
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 111 146 280 432 609 738 829 814 674 460 273 137 5503
50 S 111 257 537 968 1577 2315 3145 3959 4633 5093 5366 5503 5503
Derived form the 1952-2012 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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