PIEDMONT 1 SE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1914 To Year=1966
Station:(467004) PIEDMONT 1 SE
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 30 33 139 351 658 870 1021 980 763 443 156 36 5480
40 S 30 63 202 553 1211 2081 3101 4081 4844 5287 5443 5480 5480
45 M 10 12 74 229 504 720 866 825 613 301 82 13 4248
45 S 10 23 96 325 829 1549 2415 3240 3853 4154 4235 4248 4248
50 M 3 4 35 134 357 570 711 670 465 181 36 3 3168
50 S 3 7 41 176 532 1103 1813 2483 2948 3129 3165 3168 3168
55 M 0 1 14 69 226 421 556 515 325 92 12 1 2232
55 S 0 1 15 85 311 732 1288 1803 2127 2220 2231 2232 2232
60 M 0 0 4 30 123 279 401 361 201 36 2 0 1437
60 S 0 0 4 34 156 435 836 1197 1398 1434 1437 1437 1437
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 17 24 94 215 406 565 682 649 486 269 86 20 3513
50 S 17 41 134 349 755 1320 2002 2651 3137 3406 3493 3513 3513
Derived form the 1914-1966 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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