SALUDA, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=2012
Station:(387631) SALUDA
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 185 223 447 667 938 1128 1253 1222 1015 703 383 201 8368
40 S 185 409 856 1523 2461 3589 4842 6065 7080 7783 8166 8368 8368
45 M 103 130 309 518 783 978 1098 1067 865 549 253 111 6766
45 S 103 233 542 1060 1843 2821 3920 4987 5852 6401 6655 6766 6766
50 M 51 66 192 375 628 828 943 912 715 398 148 55 5314
50 S 51 117 310 684 1313 2141 3084 3996 4712 5110 5258 5314 5314
55 M 21 28 105 245 474 678 788 757 565 260 74 23 4018
55 S 21 48 153 398 872 1550 2338 3096 3661 3921 3995 4018 4018
60 M 6 8 47 138 326 528 633 602 417 145 30 7 2887
60 S 6 14 61 199 525 1053 1686 2288 2705 2850 2880 2887 2887
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 121 151 290 431 617 754 843 823 678 458 254 133 5553
50 S 121 271 562 992 1609 2363 3206 4029 4707 5165 5420 5553 5553
Derived form the 1902-2012 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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