FLORENCE 8 NE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1915 To Year=2012
Station:(383111) FLORENCE 8 NE
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 198 225 444 682 954 1122 1253 1214 1012 722 435 230 8491
40 S 198 423 867 1549 2503 3625 4878 6092 7104 7826 8261 8491 8491
45 M 113 133 307 533 799 972 1098 1059 862 567 300 133 6876
45 S 113 246 553 1086 1885 2857 3955 5014 5876 6443 6743 6876 6876
50 M 58 69 192 389 644 822 943 904 712 416 187 70 5405
50 S 58 126 318 706 1350 2172 3115 4019 4732 5148 5335 5405 5405
55 M 25 30 105 256 490 672 788 749 562 276 101 34 4089
55 S 25 55 160 416 907 1578 2366 3115 3678 3954 4055 4089 4089
60 M 9 10 46 147 341 522 633 594 414 158 45 13 2932
60 S 9 19 65 212 553 1075 1708 2302 2716 2874 2919 2932 2932
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 125 146 272 429 631 767 863 838 687 463 278 147 5645
50 S 125 271 543 972 1603 2370 3233 4070 4757 5220 5498 5645 5645
Derived form the 1915-2012 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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