LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1901 To Year=2012
Station:(385017) LAURENS
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 156 181 390 626 901 1099 1226 1190 977 661 345 171 7922
40 S 156 336 727 1353 2254 3352 4579 5769 6745 7406 7751 7922 7922
45 M 82 98 258 478 746 949 1071 1035 827 507 219 89 6358
45 S 82 180 438 916 1662 2611 3682 4717 5544 6051 6269 6358 6358
50 M 38 46 151 336 591 799 916 880 677 358 120 40 4952
50 S 38 84 235 571 1162 1961 2877 3757 4434 4792 4912 4952 4952
55 M 14 17 75 210 438 649 761 725 527 224 56 15 3710
55 S 14 31 106 316 754 1402 2163 2888 3416 3639 3695 3710 3710
60 M 4 4 30 110 291 499 606 570 380 116 20 4 2634
60 S 4 8 38 148 439 938 1544 2114 2494 2610 2630 2634 2634
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 104 125 256 401 590 740 829 808 653 424 227 116 5271
50 S 104 229 485 886 1476 2215 3044 3852 4504 4929 5156 5271 5271
Derived form the 1901-2012 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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