NEW CUMBERLAND DAM 9, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(466442) NEW CUMBERLAND DAM 9
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 32 30 133 340 653 879 1031 989 782 457 163 43 5532
40 S 32 62 194 535 1187 2066 3097 4086 4868 5326 5489 5532 5532
45 M 11 11 72 221 500 729 876 834 632 314 87 17 4304
45 S 11 22 94 315 815 1544 2420 3254 3886 4201 4287 4304 4304
50 M 3 3 35 129 353 579 721 679 483 192 38 6 3222
50 S 3 6 41 170 523 1103 1823 2502 2986 3178 3216 3222 3222
55 M 1 0 14 66 223 431 566 524 340 101 14 2 2281
55 S 1 1 15 81 305 736 1302 1826 2165 2266 2280 2281 2281
60 M 0 0 4 28 122 288 411 370 210 42 3 0 1479
60 S 0 0 4 32 153 441 852 1223 1433 1475 1479 1479 1479
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 19 21 93 221 412 574 692 658 502 282 96 24 3594
50 S 19 40 134 354 766 1341 2032 2690 3192 3475 3571 3594 3594
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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