KEARNEYSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1930 To Year=1995
Station:(464763) KEARNEYSVILLE
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 33 40 149 372 677 907 1071 1009 774 444 187 47 5711
40 S 33 73 222 594 1271 2178 3249 4259 5033 5477 5665 5711 5711
45 M 13 16 80 243 523 757 916 854 624 302 103 18 4450
45 S 13 29 109 352 875 1632 2548 3403 4027 4329 4432 4450 4450
50 M 5 5 39 143 374 607 761 699 476 181 49 6 3345
50 S 5 10 49 192 566 1173 1934 2633 3109 3290 3339 3345 3345
55 M 1 2 17 73 239 458 606 545 334 93 19 1 2387
55 S 1 3 19 93 332 790 1396 1941 2275 2367 2386 2387 2387
60 M 0 0 6 32 132 313 451 391 208 38 5 0 1578
60 S 0 0 6 39 171 484 936 1326 1534 1572 1577 1578 1578
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 22 29 100 231 423 595 719 673 500 282 114 30 3717
50 S 22 51 151 382 805 1399 2118 2791 3291 3573 3687 3717 3717
Derived form the 1930-1995 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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