KERSHAW, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1916 To Year=2005
Station:(384690) KERSHAW
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 170 203 403 642 906 1096 1224 1184 996 697 389 200 8111
40 S 170 373 776 1418 2323 3420 4644 5828 6824 7522 7911 8111 8111
45 M 92 116 271 494 751 946 1069 1029 846 543 258 112 6527
45 S 92 207 478 972 1723 2669 3739 4768 5614 6157 6415 6527 6527
50 M 43 57 163 351 596 796 914 874 696 393 151 55 5089
50 S 43 100 262 614 1210 2006 2920 3795 4490 4884 5034 5089 5089
55 M 15 23 84 223 443 646 759 719 546 255 74 23 3811
55 S 15 38 122 345 788 1434 2194 2913 3459 3715 3788 3811 3811
60 M 4 7 35 122 296 496 604 564 398 141 29 7 2704
60 S 4 11 46 167 463 960 1564 2128 2527 2668 2697 2704 2704
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 111 135 256 406 591 739 835 811 669 441 246 127 5367
50 S 111 246 502 908 1500 2239 3074 3885 4553 4994 5240 5367 5367
Derived form the 1916-2005 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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