MARLINTON, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1893 To Year=2012
Station:(465672) MARLINTON
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 17 16 89 249 523 732 870 840 627 310 89 21 4383
40 S 17 33 122 371 893 1626 2496 3336 3963 4273 4363 4383 4383
45 M 5 4 41 145 373 582 715 685 478 188 38 6 3262
45 S 5 9 50 195 569 1151 1866 2551 3030 3218 3256 3262 3262
50 M 1 1 16 71 238 433 560 530 334 97 11 1 2293
50 S 1 2 17 89 327 760 1320 1850 2185 2281 2292 2293 2293
55 M 0 0 4 27 129 288 405 376 205 40 2 0 1476
55 S 0 0 4 31 160 448 854 1229 1434 1474 1476 1476 1476
60 M 0 0 0 6 54 159 255 226 101 11 0 0 814
60 S 0 0 0 7 60 220 475 701 802 814 814 814 814
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 12 17 78 179 330 459 563 536 386 215 75 16 2867
50 S 12 29 107 286 616 1075 1639 2175 2560 2776 2851 2867 2867
Derived form the 1893-2012 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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