MOOREFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(466163) MOOREFIELD
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 51 58 184 402 708 922 1072 1027 802 486 196 62 5969
40 S 51 109 293 694 1403 2324 3396 4424 5226 5711 5907 5969 5969
45 M 24 25 104 270 554 772 917 872 652 341 109 27 4667
45 S 24 49 153 423 977 1749 2666 3538 4190 4531 4640 4667 4667
50 M 9 9 52 163 403 622 762 717 503 214 52 10 3517
50 S 9 19 71 234 637 1258 2021 2738 3241 3455 3507 3517 3517
55 M 3 3 22 88 264 472 607 562 360 116 19 3 2520
55 S 3 6 28 116 380 852 1459 2021 2381 2497 2517 2520 2520
60 M 1 1 8 39 149 326 452 408 229 52 5 0 1671
60 S 1 1 10 48 198 524 976 1384 1613 1665 1670 1671 1671
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 39 49 139 272 454 603 710 678 519 325 140 47 3976
50 S 39 88 227 499 954 1557 2267 2945 3464 3789 3929 3976 3976
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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