HICO, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1956 To Year=1997
Station:(464128) HICO
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 37 72 162 376 597 832 1006 901 707 402 193 53 5338
40 S 37 108 271 647 1244 2076 3082 3983 4690 5091 5284 5338 5338
45 M 14 33 92 262 444 682 851 746 557 263 115 21 4079
45 S 14 47 139 400 845 1526 2377 3123 3680 3943 4058 4079 4079
50 M 5 13 49 167 301 532 696 591 410 143 56 6 2968
50 S 5 17 66 233 534 1066 1762 2353 2763 2906 2962 2968 2968
55 M 2 3 21 91 183 385 541 436 276 64 19 1 2020
55 S 2 5 25 116 299 684 1225 1661 1937 2000 2019 2020 2020
60 M 0 0 6 39 95 244 386 282 155 21 5 0 1232
60 S 0 0 7 46 141 384 771 1052 1207 1228 1232 1232 1232
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 18 40 92 232 356 539 681 588 439 238 106 29 3356
50 S 18 58 149 382 737 1276 1957 2545 2984 3222 3328 3356 3356
Derived form the 1956-1997 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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