PARSONS 1 NE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1899 To Year=2012
Station:(466867) PARSONS 1 NE
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 39 35 126 312 589 812 957 922 704 391 139 46 5072
40 S 39 74 200 512 1101 1913 2870 3792 4496 4887 5026 5072 5072
45 M 16 13 65 199 438 662 802 767 554 258 69 19 3862
45 S 16 29 94 293 731 1393 2195 2961 3515 3773 3843 3862 3862
50 M 5 4 29 111 296 513 647 612 407 148 29 6 2806
50 S 5 9 38 149 445 958 1605 2216 2623 2771 2799 2806 2806
55 M 1 1 10 52 176 366 492 457 269 69 9 1 1902
55 S 1 2 12 64 240 606 1098 1554 1823 1892 1901 1902 1902
60 M 0 0 2 18 85 228 338 303 151 22 2 0 1150
60 S 0 0 2 21 106 333 671 974 1125 1148 1150 1150 1150
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 27 31 100 214 374 523 635 607 444 258 104 32 3350
50 S 27 58 158 372 746 1269 1904 2511 2955 3214 3318 3350 3350
Derived form the 1899-2012 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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