KINGSTREE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2006
Station:(384753) KINGSTREE
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 255 266 491 695 969 1133 1260 1229 1043 758 450 272 8820
40 S 255 521 1012 1707 2676 3809 5068 6297 7340 8098 8547 8820 8820
45 M 154 165 349 546 814 983 1105 1074 893 603 314 166 7165
45 S 154 319 668 1214 2028 3011 4116 5190 6083 6686 6999 7165 7165
50 M 83 91 226 400 659 833 950 919 743 450 198 92 5644
50 S 83 174 400 800 1459 2292 3242 4161 4904 5354 5552 5644 5644
55 M 39 43 128 265 505 683 795 764 593 307 109 44 4275
55 S 39 82 210 475 980 1663 2457 3221 3814 4121 4230 4275 4275
60 M 14 16 61 152 353 533 640 609 444 183 49 17 3071
60 S 14 31 91 243 597 1130 1770 2379 2822 3005 3055 3071 3071
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 165 174 311 445 642 768 861 843 707 495 297 178 5884
50 S 165 339 650 1095 1737 2504 3365 4208 4915 5410 5707 5884 5884
Derived form the 1893-2006 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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