CLARKSBURG 1, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1922 To Year=2012
Station:(461677) CLARKSBURG 1
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 42 44 146 356 651 890 1029 991 763 420 162 58 5551
40 S 42 86 231 587 1238 2129 3157 4149 4911 5331 5493 5551 5551
45 M 17 18 79 235 497 741 874 836 613 281 87 26 4305
45 S 17 35 114 350 847 1587 2461 3297 3910 4192 4279 4305 4305
50 M 6 6 38 140 351 591 719 681 465 166 39 10 3211
50 S 6 12 50 189 540 1131 1850 2531 2996 3162 3201 3211 3211
55 M 1 2 15 72 221 442 564 526 323 82 14 3 2266
55 S 1 3 18 90 312 754 1317 1844 2167 2249 2263 2266 2266
60 M 0 0 4 30 119 299 409 372 197 32 3 0 1465
60 S 0 0 4 34 153 452 861 1233 1430 1462 1465 1465 1465
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 30 35 109 237 410 582 691 662 486 268 110 37 3657
50 S 30 65 174 411 821 1403 2093 2756 3242 3509 3619 3657 3657
Derived form the 1922-2012 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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