PARKERSBURG 1 E, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1926 To Year=2012
Station:(466859) PARKERSBURG 1 E
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 56 60 189 423 725 952 1098 1059 827 498 208 73 6169
40 S 56 117 306 729 1454 2406 3504 4563 5390 5888 6096 6169 6169
45 M 26 28 111 293 571 802 943 904 677 352 121 34 4860
45 S 26 54 164 457 1028 1829 2772 3677 4354 4705 4826 4860 4860
50 M 10 11 59 185 420 652 788 749 528 224 62 13 3702
50 S 10 21 80 265 685 1337 2125 2874 3402 3626 3688 3702 3702
55 M 3 3 28 105 281 502 633 594 382 125 27 4 2687
55 S 3 6 35 139 420 922 1555 2150 2532 2657 2683 2687 2687
60 M 1 1 11 50 164 356 478 439 249 58 8 1 1815
60 S 1 1 12 62 226 582 1060 1499 1748 1806 1814 1815 1815
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 31 38 121 257 450 634 751 720 532 296 119 39 3988
50 S 31 69 190 447 897 1531 2282 3002 3534 3831 3949 3988 3988
Derived form the 1926-2012 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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