HACKER VALLEY, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1960 To Year=2012
Station:(463798) HACKER 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 47 44 170 362 594 808 915 928 702 388 182 55 5196
40 S 47 91 261 623 1217 2025 2941 3869 4571 4959 5141 5196 5196
45 M 22 18 94 239 442 658 760 773 552 257 97 23 3938
45 S 22 40 134 373 815 1474 2234 3007 3560 3817 3914 3938 3938
50 M 9 6 44 141 299 509 605 618 405 148 41 7 2833
50 S 9 15 59 200 499 1007 1613 2231 2636 2785 2826 2833 2833
55 M 3 1 16 69 175 360 450 463 265 71 13 2 1888
55 S 3 4 20 90 265 624 1075 1538 1802 1873 1886 1888 1888
60 M 0 0 4 25 83 218 296 309 139 23 3 0 1100
60 S 0 0 4 29 112 330 626 935 1074 1097 1100 1100 1100
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 31 39 125 245 366 517 605 615 436 244 134 41 3399
50 S 31 71 196 440 807 1324 1929 2544 2980 3224 3358 3399 3399
Derived form the 1960-2012 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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