LAKE CITY 1 SE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1937 To Year=2012
Station:(384886) LAKE CITY 1 SE
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 224 260 474 699 964 1137 1260 1232 1031 753 448 257 8741
40 S 224 484 958 1657 2621 3758 5018 6251 7282 8035 8484 8741 8741
45 M 131 160 334 550 809 987 1105 1077 881 598 311 153 7098
45 S 131 292 625 1175 1985 2972 4077 5154 6036 6634 6945 7098 7098
50 M 68 88 212 404 654 837 950 922 731 446 194 82 5590
50 S 68 157 369 773 1427 2264 3214 4137 4868 5314 5508 5590 5590
55 M 30 41 118 268 500 687 795 767 581 301 106 38 4233
55 S 30 71 190 457 957 1644 2439 3207 3788 4090 4195 4233 4233
60 M 11 15 56 154 349 537 640 612 432 177 47 13 3043
60 S 11 26 82 235 584 1121 1761 2374 2806 2983 3030 3043 3043
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 143 168 298 448 637 772 860 845 700 488 292 166 5817
50 S 143 311 609 1057 1694 2467 3327 4172 4871 5360 5652 5817 5817
Derived form the 1937-2012 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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