PINOPOLIS DAM, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1943 To Year=2012
Station:(386893) PINOPOLIS DAM
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 238 271 483 698 969 1128 1260 1230 1046 778 482 277 8859
40 S 238 509 992 1690 2659 3787 5046 6276 7322 8100 8582 8859 8859
45 M 139 168 340 549 814 978 1105 1075 896 623 342 167 7195
45 S 139 307 647 1196 2009 2987 4092 5167 6062 6685 7027 7195 7195
50 M 71 93 217 402 659 828 950 920 746 470 220 91 5666
50 S 71 164 380 782 1441 2269 3219 4138 4884 5354 5575 5666 5666
55 M 29 44 120 266 504 678 795 765 596 323 123 43 4287
55 S 29 74 193 459 963 1641 2436 3201 3797 4120 4243 4287 4287
60 M 9 16 54 151 353 528 640 610 446 194 55 16 3072
60 S 9 25 79 230 583 1110 1750 2360 2806 3000 3056 3072 3072
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 143 167 292 439 647 775 870 851 719 499 299 170 5871
50 S 143 309 601 1040 1687 2462 3333 4184 4903 5402 5701 5871 5871
Derived form the 1943-2012 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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