DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(382260) DARLINGTON
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 223 243 471 691 960 1131 1256 1216 1026 733 424 238 8613
40 S 223 466 937 1628 2589 3720 4975 6192 7218 7951 8375 8613 8613
45 M 130 146 331 542 805 981 1101 1061 876 579 289 139 6980
45 S 130 276 607 1149 1954 2935 4036 5097 5973 6552 6841 6980 6980
50 M 68 78 210 396 651 831 946 906 726 426 176 73 5487
50 S 68 146 356 752 1402 2234 3179 4085 4812 5238 5414 5487 5487
55 M 30 35 117 261 496 681 791 751 576 284 93 34 4149
55 S 30 65 182 443 939 1620 2411 3162 3739 4022 4115 4149 4149
60 M 10 13 55 148 345 531 636 596 427 163 40 12 2975
60 S 10 22 77 225 570 1101 1737 2333 2761 2924 2963 2975 2975
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 144 159 300 442 634 768 858 834 694 474 275 152 5734
50 S 144 303 603 1045 1678 2446 3304 4138 4833 5307 5582 5734 5734
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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