DUNLOW 1 ESE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1971 To Year=2012
Station:(462522) DUNLOW 1 ESE
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 67 83 241 466 697 900 1039 1008 777 468 240 92 6078
40 S 67 150 391 857 1554 2454 3493 4501 5278 5746 5987 6078 6078
45 M 33 43 151 334 543 750 884 853 628 327 149 46 4740
45 S 33 75 226 560 1103 1853 2737 3590 4218 4545 4693 4740 4740
50 M 14 18 85 222 394 600 729 698 479 206 81 21 3546
50 S 14 32 117 339 733 1333 2062 2760 3239 3445 3525 3546 3546
55 M 5 6 43 132 257 451 574 543 337 112 35 8 2503
55 S 5 11 54 185 442 894 1468 2011 2347 2460 2495 2503 2503
60 M 1 2 18 68 144 306 419 389 207 49 12 2 1615
60 S 1 3 21 89 233 538 957 1346 1553 1602 1613 1615 1615
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 36 51 154 291 433 600 714 686 496 277 135 50 3922
50 S 36 87 241 531 964 1564 2278 2963 3459 3736 3872 3922 3922
Derived form the 1971-2012 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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