CACAPON STATE PARK 2, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1973 To Year=2012
Station:(461324) CACAPON STATE PARK 2
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 28 42 142 364 656 885 1050 999 744 418 187 46 5561
40 S 28 69 211 575 1231 2116 3166 4165 4909 5327 5514 5561 5561
45 M 11 18 77 239 502 735 895 844 594 277 102 20 4315
45 S 11 29 106 346 848 1582 2478 3321 3915 4192 4295 4315 4315
50 M 4 5 39 142 353 585 740 689 445 160 46 8 3217
50 S 4 9 48 190 543 1128 1868 2557 3002 3163 3209 3217 3217
55 M 1 1 18 75 222 436 585 534 303 78 17 3 2273
55 S 1 2 20 95 317 753 1338 1872 2175 2253 2270 2273 2273
60 M 0 0 7 34 121 293 431 380 178 30 5 1 1479
60 S 0 0 7 41 162 454 885 1265 1443 1473 1478 1479 1479
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 19 31 98 218 395 577 708 667 467 250 113 31 3575
50 S 19 50 149 367 761 1339 2047 2714 3181 3431 3544 3575 3575
Derived form the 1973-2012 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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