LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(385200) LITTLE MOUNTAIN
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 217 240 465 677 952 1127 1243 1213 1024 736 432 235 8562
40 S 217 457 922 1599 2552 3678 4922 6134 7158 7894 8326 8562 8562
45 M 125 144 325 528 797 977 1088 1058 874 582 297 135 6930
45 S 125 269 594 1122 1919 2896 3985 5042 5916 6498 6795 6930 6930
50 M 63 75 205 384 642 827 933 903 724 430 182 69 5437
50 S 63 138 343 727 1369 2196 3129 4032 4755 5185 5368 5437 5437
55 M 26 32 113 251 488 677 778 748 574 287 96 30 4099
55 S 26 58 171 422 910 1587 2365 3113 3687 3974 4070 4099 4099
60 M 8 10 51 140 339 527 623 593 425 166 40 9 2930
60 S 8 17 68 209 547 1074 1698 2290 2716 2882 2921 2930 2930
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 122 141 281 423 629 766 849 832 693 465 256 132 5590
50 S 122 263 544 967 1597 2363 3212 4044 4737 5202 5458 5590 5590
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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