ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(380165) ANDERSON
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 170 201 414 646 911 1099 1220 1192 996 705 387 189 8128
40 S 170 370 784 1430 2341 3440 4660 5851 6847 7552 7940 8128 8128
45 M 89 110 278 497 756 949 1065 1037 846 551 256 100 6531
45 S 89 199 476 973 1729 2678 3743 4780 5625 6176 6432 6531 6531
50 M 40 50 165 353 601 799 910 882 696 399 147 45 5087
50 S 40 90 255 608 1209 2008 2918 3800 4496 4895 5042 5087 5087
55 M 14 18 83 222 447 649 755 727 546 258 70 16 3804
55 S 14 32 115 337 784 1433 2188 2915 3461 3719 3788 3804 3804
60 M 3 4 33 117 298 499 600 572 398 140 25 4 2692
60 S 3 7 40 157 455 954 1554 2126 2524 2664 2688 2692 2692
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 100 126 255 404 597 743 833 818 670 444 234 110 5333
50 S 100 225 481 884 1481 2224 3057 3875 4546 4989 5223 5333 5333
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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