ROWLESBURG 1, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1884 To Year=2012
Station:(467785) ROWLESBURG 1
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 35 37 138 333 619 838 974 956 735 418 165 46 5293
40 S 35 72 210 543 1162 2000 2974 3930 4665 5083 5247 5293 5293
45 M 14 13 74 215 466 688 819 801 585 279 87 19 4060
45 S 14 27 101 316 782 1471 2290 3091 3676 3955 4041 4060 4060
50 M 4 4 34 124 323 539 664 646 436 162 38 7 2979
50 S 4 8 42 165 488 1026 1691 2336 2773 2935 2973 2979 2979
55 M 1 1 12 61 197 391 509 491 294 79 12 2 2050
55 S 1 1 14 75 272 663 1172 1663 1957 2036 2048 2050 2050
60 M 0 0 3 23 100 249 355 337 170 29 3 0 1269
60 S 0 0 3 26 125 375 729 1066 1237 1266 1269 1269 1269
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 23 31 103 221 387 543 652 637 462 260 109 30 3458
50 S 23 54 157 379 766 1309 1961 2597 3059 3319 3428 3458 3458
Derived form the 1884-2012 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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