BECKLEY VA HOSPITAL, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(460580) BECKLEY VA HOSPITAL
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 48 51 155 339 599 786 920 882 676 389 160 59 5062
40 S 48 99 254 593 1192 1978 2898 3779 4455 4844 5003 5062 5062
45 M 21 21 84 220 447 636 765 727 526 254 83 25 3809
45 S 21 41 125 346 793 1429 2193 2920 3446 3700 3784 3809 3809
50 M 7 6 39 128 304 486 610 572 379 144 35 8 2719
50 S 7 14 53 180 484 971 1581 2152 2532 2676 2711 2719 2719
55 M 2 1 14 61 177 339 455 417 242 65 11 2 1787
55 S 2 3 17 79 256 596 1051 1467 1709 1775 1786 1787 1787
60 M 0 0 3 21 80 200 302 265 127 21 2 0 1022
60 S 0 0 4 24 105 305 607 872 999 1020 1022 1022 1022
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 31 37 110 227 375 503 609 576 423 255 113 38 3296
50 S 31 68 178 404 779 1282 1891 2467 2890 3145 3258 3296 3296
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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