CLEMSON COLLEGE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1930 To Year=2012
Station:(381770) CLEMSON COLLEGE
Averages Daily Extremes
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 695 561 407 169 38 2 0 0 12 148 398 652 3083
60 543 423 271 83 10 0 0 0 2 68 265 500 2166
57 455 343 200 49 4 0 0 0 1 38 195 413 1697
55 397 293 159 33 2 0 0 0 0 24 155 356 1419
50 265 181 80 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 75 226 842
Heating Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the base temperature and the daily average temperature. (Base Temp. - Daily Ave. Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is below the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 65 and the low temperature was 31, the base 50 heating degree day units is 50 - ((65 + 31) / 2) = 2. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
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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