SANDHILL EXPERIMENT STN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=2012
Station:(387666) SANDHILL EXPERIMENT STN
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
65 675 530 357 134 27 2 0 0 10 125 324 592 2776
60 524 395 232 63 7 0 0 0 2 55 203 445 1927
57 437 320 170 36 2 0 0 0 0 30 143 362 1502
55 382 273 135 24 1 0 0 0 0 18 111 309 1252
50 254 170 66 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 51 191 743
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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