WEST POINT 2 SW, VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1954 To Year=2012
Station:(449025) WEST POINT 2 SW
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 95 114 285 548 824 1032 1184 1142 914 605 321 136 7199
40 S 95 208 493 1041 1865 2897 4081 5223 6137 6742 7063 7199 7199
45 M 47 59 175 402 669 882 1029 987 764 452 204 73 5744
45 S 47 107 282 684 1353 2235 3264 4251 5015 5467 5671 5744 5744
50 M 21 28 98 271 514 732 874 832 614 308 115 34 4440
50 S 21 48 146 416 930 1662 2536 3368 3982 4290 4406 4440 4440
55 M 7 10 48 164 363 582 719 677 465 185 55 14 3289
55 S 7 18 66 230 593 1175 1894 2571 3036 3221 3276 3289 3289
60 M 2 3 20 88 227 432 564 522 320 94 21 4 2297
60 S 2 5 25 112 339 772 1336 1858 2178 2272 2293 2297 2297
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 61 76 185 348 529 695 809 784 607 376 195 82 4747
50 S 61 137 322 670 1199 1894 2704 3487 4094 4470 4665 4747 4747
Derived form the 1954-2012 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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