PICKENS 5 SE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=2012
Station:(386831) PICKENS 5 SE
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 139 179 389 622 870 1048 1179 1157 947 662 362 170 7724
40 S 139 318 707 1329 2199 3247 4426 5583 6530 7192 7554 7724 7724
45 M 68 94 256 473 715 898 1024 1002 797 508 234 88 6158
45 S 68 162 417 891 1605 2503 3527 4530 5327 5835 6069 6158 6158
50 M 28 40 147 330 560 748 869 847 647 359 131 39 4746
50 S 28 68 215 546 1106 1854 2723 3570 4218 4576 4707 4746 4746
55 M 9 12 70 204 407 598 714 692 498 223 58 13 3499
55 S 9 22 92 296 702 1300 2014 2707 3204 3428 3486 3499 3499
60 M 2 2 25 104 262 448 559 537 350 115 18 2 2424
60 S 2 3 28 132 394 842 1401 1939 2288 2403 2421 2424 2424
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 81 112 238 388 567 712 809 796 635 409 214 96 5058
50 S 81 193 431 819 1386 2098 2907 3704 4338 4748 4962 5058 5058
Derived form the 1951-2012 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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