GRANTSVILLE 2 NW, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1941 To Year=2012
Station:(463648) GRANTSVILLE 2 NW
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 49 52 185 419 694 915 1051 1026 803 475 189 60 5919
40 S 49 101 286 706 1400 2315 3366 4392 5195 5670 5859 5919 5919
45 M 21 21 106 292 540 765 896 871 653 332 106 26 4631
45 S 21 42 149 441 982 1747 2643 3514 4167 4499 4605 4631 4631
50 M 7 7 55 188 393 615 741 716 504 209 49 9 3493
50 S 7 14 69 257 650 1265 2007 2722 3226 3435 3484 3493 3493
55 M 2 2 24 108 257 466 586 561 359 113 18 3 2498
55 S 2 3 27 135 392 858 1445 2005 2364 2477 2496 2498 2498
60 M 0 0 8 51 144 321 432 406 226 49 6 0 1642
60 S 0 0 8 59 203 524 955 1362 1588 1636 1642 1642 1642
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 39 48 141 284 446 602 711 690 517 312 140 47 3977
50 S 39 87 228 512 958 1561 2271 2961 3478 3790 3930 3977 3977
Derived form the 1941-2012 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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