LONGCREEK, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1942 To Year=2012
Station:(385278) LONGCREEK
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 121 150 310 544 794 955 1079 1054 845 568 314 151 6887
40 S 121 271 582 1126 1920 2875 3954 5008 5853 6422 6736 6887 6887
45 M 57 75 188 398 639 805 924 899 695 416 192 75 5363
45 S 57 132 320 718 1357 2163 3086 3986 4681 5096 5288 5363 5363
50 M 21 29 97 262 484 655 769 744 545 271 97 30 4007
50 S 21 51 148 410 895 1550 2319 3063 3608 3879 3977 4007 4007
55 M 6 8 39 148 333 505 614 589 396 149 37 8 2834
55 S 6 14 54 202 535 1040 1654 2243 2640 2789 2825 2834 2834
60 M 1 1 12 66 196 356 459 434 253 62 9 1 1850
60 S 1 2 14 80 275 632 1091 1525 1778 1840 1849 1850 1850
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 73 96 196 340 506 641 739 721 549 349 193 87 4492
50 S 73 170 365 705 1212 1853 2592 3314 3863 4212 4405 4492 4492
Derived form the 1942-2012 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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