MORGANTOWN LOCK 1O, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1921 To Year=2012
Station:(466212) MORGANTOWN LOCK 1O
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 42 47 161 383 656 880 1023 990 772 457 185 59 5653
40 S 42 88 249 632 1288 2168 3191 4181 4953 5410 5595 5653 5653
45 M 17 19 88 255 503 730 868 835 622 314 101 24 4375
45 S 17 36 124 379 882 1612 2479 3314 3936 4250 4351 4375 4375
50 M 6 6 42 153 355 580 713 680 472 190 45 9 3250
50 S 6 12 54 207 561 1141 1854 2534 3006 3196 3241 3250 3250
55 M 1 2 16 80 222 431 558 525 328 97 16 2 2277
55 S 1 3 18 99 321 752 1310 1835 2163 2260 2275 2277 2277
60 M 0 1 4 32 116 286 403 371 197 38 4 0 1453
60 S 0 1 5 37 153 440 843 1213 1411 1449 1452 1453 1453
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 27 34 110 245 408 578 693 666 489 275 111 36 3673
50 S 27 61 171 416 825 1402 2095 2761 3250 3525 3637 3673 3673
Derived form the 1921-2012 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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