MATHIAS, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1936 To Year=2001
Station:(465739) MATHIAS
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 25 40 127 335 614 805 953 916 692 388 152 51 5098
40 S 25 65 192 527 1141 1946 2899 3815 4507 4895 5047 5098 5098
45 M 9 16 66 215 461 655 798 761 543 253 79 22 3877
45 S 9 25 90 305 766 1421 2219 2980 3523 3776 3855 3877 3877
50 M 3 5 29 124 317 505 643 606 396 143 33 8 2812
50 S 3 7 36 160 478 983 1626 2232 2628 2771 2804 2812 2812
55 M 0 1 10 62 193 358 488 451 260 66 10 2 1900
55 S 0 1 12 73 266 623 1111 1562 1822 1888 1898 1900 1900
60 M 0 0 2 23 97 220 334 299 145 22 2 0 1145
60 S 0 0 2 25 122 342 676 975 1120 1142 1144 1145 1145
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 32 98 230 394 523 630 603 443 258 102 36 3366
50 S 20 52 149 379 773 1295 1925 2529 2972 3229 3331 3366 3366
Derived form the 1936-2001 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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