MOUNDSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1963 To Year=2012
Station:(466248) MOUNDSVILLE
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 35 37 156 386 674 906 1058 1020 788 445 185 55 5745
40 S 35 71 228 614 1287 2194 3251 4272 5060 5505 5690 5745 5745
45 M 14 14 86 258 520 756 903 865 638 302 102 24 4483
45 S 14 29 114 373 892 1648 2551 3416 4055 4357 4458 4483 4483
50 M 5 4 43 155 371 606 748 710 489 181 46 9 3367
50 S 5 9 52 207 578 1184 1932 2642 3131 3312 3358 3367 3367
55 M 1 1 19 83 236 457 593 555 344 92 16 3 2398
55 S 1 1 20 102 339 796 1388 1944 2288 2380 2396 2398 2398
60 M 0 0 6 35 129 311 438 401 213 37 4 0 1574
60 S 0 0 6 41 169 481 918 1319 1532 1570 1574 1574 1574
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 27 110 248 422 597 718 690 504 275 111 31 3755
50 S 20 48 158 406 829 1425 2143 2833 3337 3612 3723 3755 3755
Derived form the 1963-2012 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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