HEATH SPRINGS, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=1956
Station:(384063) HEATH SPRINGS
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 207 207 427 637 919 1102 1215 1181 1003 715 387 192 8193
40 S 207 414 841 1478 2397 3499 4715 5896 6898 7614 8001 8193 8193
45 M 117 118 294 489 764 952 1060 1026 853 561 256 103 6594
45 S 117 235 529 1019 1782 2735 3795 4821 5674 6235 6491 6594 6594
50 M 59 59 183 348 609 802 905 871 703 410 149 48 5145
50 S 59 118 300 648 1257 2059 2964 3835 4538 4948 5097 5145 5145
55 M 24 24 99 220 455 653 750 716 553 270 73 18 3854
55 S 24 48 147 367 821 1474 2224 2940 3493 3763 3836 3854 3854
60 M 7 6 45 118 306 503 595 561 405 151 27 5 2730
60 S 7 14 59 177 484 987 1582 2143 2548 2698 2725 2730 2730
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 116 117 253 391 601 748 834 815 676 451 231 106 5340
50 S 116 233 486 877 1478 2226 3060 3875 4551 5002 5233 5340 5340
Derived form the 1902-1956 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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