FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(462920) FAIRMONT
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 48 49 166 386 675 896 1039 999 780 452 179 60 5727
40 S 48 96 262 648 1323 2219 3257 4256 5036 5488 5668 5727 5727
45 M 21 21 95 262 522 746 884 844 630 312 100 26 4462
45 S 21 42 137 399 921 1666 2550 3393 4024 4335 4436 4462 4462
50 M 8 7 50 162 375 596 729 689 482 192 49 10 3347
50 S 8 15 64 227 601 1197 1926 2614 3096 3288 3337 3347 3347
55 M 2 2 22 90 243 447 574 534 339 101 19 3 2376
55 S 2 4 27 116 359 806 1380 1914 2252 2354 2373 2376 2376
60 M 0 0 8 41 136 303 419 379 211 43 6 1 1547
60 S 0 1 9 50 186 489 908 1287 1498 1540 1546 1547 1547
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 35 115 246 421 586 697 667 497 279 111 34 3715
50 S 29 64 178 424 845 1431 2127 2794 3291 3570 3681 3715 3715
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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