HAMPTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=2005
Station:(383906) HAMPTON
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 288 348 575 769 1016 1150 1282 1251 1065 807 524 340 9413
40 S 288 635 1210 1979 2995 4144 5426 6677 7742 8549 9073 9413 9413
45 M 176 231 426 619 861 1000 1127 1096 915 652 381 217 7699
45 S 176 407 833 1452 2312 3312 4439 5534 6449 7101 7482 7699 7699
50 M 95 136 289 470 706 850 972 941 765 498 252 124 6096
50 S 95 231 520 989 1695 2545 3516 4457 5222 5720 5973 6096 6096
55 M 44 69 172 325 551 700 817 786 615 349 147 62 4636
55 S 44 112 285 610 1160 1860 2677 3463 4078 4427 4574 4636 4636
60 M 15 28 85 196 397 550 662 631 465 214 70 25 3338
60 S 15 44 129 325 722 1271 1933 2564 3029 3243 3313 3338 3338
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 181 221 365 499 680 784 873 859 732 528 338 214 6274
50 S 181 402 767 1266 1946 2730 3604 4462 5194 5723 6061 6274 6274
Derived form the 1951-2005 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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