MADISON, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1894 To Year=2012
Station:(465563) MADISON
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 66 72 215 447 729 946 1089 1063 834 500 205 79 6245
40 S 66 138 353 799 1528 2475 3564 4627 5461 5961 6166 6245 6245
45 M 32 33 128 315 574 796 934 908 684 354 117 37 4913
45 S 32 65 193 508 1082 1879 2813 3720 4405 4759 4876 4913 4913
50 M 13 13 67 202 424 646 779 753 535 226 58 14 3731
50 S 13 26 93 295 720 1366 2145 2898 3433 3659 3717 3731 3731
55 M 4 4 31 116 285 497 624 598 389 124 22 4 2698
55 S 4 7 38 154 439 936 1560 2158 2547 2671 2693 2698 2698
60 M 0 1 11 55 167 350 469 443 252 55 6 1 1810
60 S 0 1 12 68 234 585 1054 1497 1749 1803 1809 1810 1810
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 46 58 156 298 466 628 740 720 539 325 146 54 4177
50 S 46 104 261 559 1026 1653 2393 3113 3653 3977 4123 4177 4177
Derived form the 1894-2012 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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