ARBOVALE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1908 To Year=1974
Station:(460249) ARBOVALE
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 23 24 97 243 477 682 801 787 574 299 98 32 4137
40 S 23 47 144 387 863 1545 2346 3132 3707 4006 4105 4137 4137
45 M 6 9 44 143 329 532 646 632 427 178 41 13 3001
45 S 6 15 60 203 532 1064 1710 2342 2769 2947 2988 3001 3001
50 M 1 1 17 71 198 384 491 477 289 86 13 4 2032
50 S 1 2 20 91 289 673 1163 1640 1929 2015 2028 2032 2032
55 M 0 0 4 26 97 242 337 323 168 30 4 0 1231
55 S 0 0 4 30 127 369 706 1028 1197 1227 1231 1231 1231
60 M 0 0 0 6 33 122 193 178 78 6 1 0 616
60 S 0 0 0 6 39 161 354 532 609 615 616 616 616
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 15 16 76 171 302 435 514 502 366 206 69 21 2691
50 S 15 31 106 277 579 1013 1527 2029 2395 2601 2669 2691 2691
Derived form the 1908-1974 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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