PRINCETON 1 SW, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1900 To Year=2012
Station:(467207) PRINCETON 1 SW
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 45 32 172 297 599 766 877 850 674 367 126 41 4846
40 S 45 77 248 545 1144 1911 2788 3638 4312 4679 4805 4846 4846
45 M 19 11 95 183 448 616 722 695 525 232 59 15 3621
45 S 19 31 126 309 757 1373 2096 2790 3315 3547 3606 3621 3621
50 M 6 3 44 101 306 467 567 540 378 124 20 3 2561
50 S 6 9 54 155 461 928 1495 2035 2413 2538 2557 2561 2561
55 M 0 1 16 43 180 321 412 385 240 54 5 0 1658
55 S 0 1 17 60 241 562 974 1359 1599 1653 1658 1658 1658
60 M 0 0 4 10 79 185 259 234 123 18 1 0 913
60 S 0 0 4 14 93 278 538 772 894 912 913 913 913
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 16 101 172 355 477 570 542 411 223 76 19 2981
50 S 20 36 136 309 663 1141 1710 2252 2664 2886 2963 2981 2981
Derived form the 1900-2012 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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