BENS RUN 1 SSE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1900 To Year=1985
Station:(460687) BENS RUN 1 SSE
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 47 48 172 389 696 921 1072 1030 818 488 178 58 5918
40 S 47 95 267 657 1353 2274 3346 4376 5194 5682 5860 5918 5918
45 M 20 19 95 261 542 771 917 875 668 344 97 25 4635
45 S 20 39 134 396 938 1709 2626 3501 4169 4513 4610 4635 4635
50 M 7 6 46 158 394 621 762 720 519 217 46 8 3504
50 S 7 13 59 217 610 1231 1994 2714 3232 3450 3495 3504 3504
55 M 2 2 18 82 257 472 607 565 374 118 17 2 2516
55 S 2 3 22 104 361 833 1440 2005 2380 2498 2515 2516 2516
60 M 0 0 5 34 144 327 452 410 242 51 4 0 1671
60 S 0 1 6 40 184 511 963 1373 1616 1667 1671 1671 1671
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 35 119 247 439 605 721 691 529 304 110 33 3863
50 S 29 64 183 430 869 1474 2195 2886 3416 3719 3830 3863 3863
Derived form the 1900-1985 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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