ORANGEBURG 2, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1919 To Year=2012
Station:(386527) ORANGEBURG 2
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 213 263 492 715 970 1135 1267 1245 1045 751 465 263 8825
40 S 213 477 969 1684 2653 3788 5055 6300 7346 8096 8562 8825 8825
45 M 121 162 350 565 815 985 1112 1090 895 596 325 157 7173
45 S 121 283 633 1198 2013 2997 4110 5200 6095 6691 7016 7173 7173
50 M 61 88 225 418 660 835 957 935 745 444 205 84 5656
50 S 61 149 374 791 1451 2286 3243 4178 4923 5367 5572 5656 5656
55 M 25 40 127 280 505 685 802 780 595 300 111 40 4291
55 S 25 66 193 473 978 1662 2465 3245 3840 4140 4251 4291 4291
60 M 8 14 59 162 354 535 647 625 446 176 49 15 3090
60 S 8 22 81 243 597 1131 1779 2404 2850 3026 3075 3090 3090
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 140 171 308 457 641 771 864 850 710 486 302 174 5873
50 S 140 311 619 1076 1717 2488 3352 4201 4911 5397 5699 5873 5873
Derived form the 1919-2012 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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