CANAAN VALLEY, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1944 To Year=1996
Station:(461393) CANAAN VALLEY
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 23 86 239 469 656 791 748 545 282 106 33 4001
40 S 23 46 132 371 841 1496 2287 3035 3581 3862 3968 4001 4001
45 M 8 7 42 143 325 506 636 593 399 165 50 12 2888
45 S 8 15 57 200 526 1032 1668 2261 2660 2825 2875 2888 2888
50 M 2 2 17 74 199 359 481 439 263 80 19 3 1938
50 S 2 4 20 94 294 653 1134 1573 1835 1916 1935 1938 1938
55 M 0 0 5 29 99 223 328 289 147 29 5 0 1154
55 S 0 0 5 35 134 357 685 973 1120 1149 1154 1154 1154
60 M 0 0 1 7 33 109 185 152 63 7 0 0 557
60 S 0 0 1 8 41 150 335 487 550 557 557 557 557
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 11 12 61 162 293 415 508 477 342 187 66 17 2551
50 S 11 23 85 247 540 955 1463 1940 2282 2469 2534 2551 2551
Derived form the 1944-1996 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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