BLUESTONE LAKE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1943 To Year=2012
Station:(460939) BLUESTONE LAKE
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 41 53 172 400 680 894 1045 1021 797 475 185 53 5817
40 S 41 94 267 667 1347 2241 3286 4307 5104 5578 5764 5817 5817
45 M 17 20 93 270 526 744 890 866 647 330 99 22 4523
45 S 17 37 130 400 926 1670 2560 3426 4073 4403 4502 4523 4523
50 M 6 5 42 163 377 594 735 711 497 202 44 7 3384
50 S 6 11 53 216 593 1188 1922 2633 3131 3333 3377 3384 3384
55 M 1 1 15 84 241 445 580 556 351 104 15 1 2396
55 S 1 2 17 101 342 787 1367 1923 2275 2379 2394 2396 2396
60 M 0 0 4 33 128 300 425 402 218 41 3 0 1554
60 S 0 0 4 37 165 466 890 1292 1509 1550 1554 1554 1554
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 26 42 123 258 426 586 710 692 508 292 120 32 3815
50 S 26 68 191 449 875 1461 2171 2864 3372 3664 3783 3815 3815
Derived form the 1943-2012 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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