STONY RIVER DAM, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1919 To Year=1972
Station:(468536) STONY RIVER DAM
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 23 25 188 316 521 748 897 800 730 432 164 50 4894
40 S 23 48 236 551 1072 1820 2718 3517 4248 4679 4843 4894 4894
45 M 6 9 107 195 373 598 742 645 581 296 90 21 3663
45 S 6 15 122 316 690 1288 2030 2675 3256 3552 3642 3663 3663
50 M 2 3 55 95 242 449 587 490 433 183 41 6 2586
50 S 2 4 59 154 396 845 1432 1922 2355 2539 2579 2586 2586
55 M 0 1 20 36 135 304 432 336 291 93 10 1 1659
55 S 0 1 20 57 191 496 928 1264 1554 1648 1658 1659 1659
60 M 0 0 4 8 56 172 281 193 161 36 0 0 911
60 S 0 0 4 12 67 239 520 713 875 911 911 911 911
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 5 13 98 164 273 457 589 493 447 240 76 19 2874
50 S 5 17 115 280 553 1010 1599 2092 2539 2780 2855 2874 2874
Derived form the 1919-1972 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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