LORIS, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1945 To Year=2007
Station:(385306) LORIS
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 217 238 429 654 918 1080 1226 1197 1002 726 438 232 8357
40 S 217 455 884 1538 2456 3535 4762 5959 6961 7687 8125 8357 8357
45 M 126 145 292 505 763 930 1071 1042 852 571 303 136 6737
45 S 126 271 563 1068 1831 2760 3832 4874 5726 6297 6601 6737 6737
50 M 66 78 179 361 608 780 916 887 702 420 189 72 5258
50 S 66 144 322 683 1292 2071 2988 3875 4577 4997 5187 5258 5258
55 M 29 35 94 231 455 630 761 732 552 280 103 34 3935
55 S 29 64 158 389 844 1474 2235 2967 3519 3799 3902 3935 3935
60 M 10 12 40 127 307 480 606 577 403 162 45 12 2782
60 S 10 22 62 189 497 976 1583 2160 2563 2724 2770 2782 2782
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 143 162 277 417 604 737 846 826 681 470 290 159 5613
50 S 143 304 581 999 1603 2340 3186 4012 4694 5164 5454 5613 5613
Derived form the 1945-2007 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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