SNOWSHOE, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1975 To Year=2012
Station:(468308) SNOWSHOE
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 8 12 55 167 377 589 721 705 494 218 79 20 3445
40 S 8 20 75 242 619 1208 1929 2634 3128 3346 3426 3445 3445
45 M 2 3 25 91 247 441 566 550 349 123 33 6 2436
45 S 2 5 30 121 368 809 1375 1925 2275 2397 2430 2436 2436
50 M 0 1 8 42 141 298 411 396 216 55 9 1 1578
50 S 0 1 9 51 192 490 902 1297 1513 1568 1577 1578 1578
55 M 0 0 2 14 64 168 260 245 109 17 1 0 879
55 S 0 0 2 16 80 247 507 752 861 877 879 879 879
60 M 0 0 0 3 18 67 125 111 37 2 0 0 364
60 S 0 0 0 3 21 89 214 325 362 364 364 364 364
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 2 3 26 87 191 319 417 402 249 96 27 4 1823
50 S 2 5 31 118 309 628 1044 1446 1695 1791 1818 1823 1823
Derived form the 1975-2012 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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