SUTTON DAM, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1917 To Year=2012
Station:(468662) SUTTON 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 52 53 184 411 681 931 1074 1059 824 475 204 70 6018
40 S 52 105 289 700 1380 2312 3386 4444 5269 5744 5948 6018 6018
45 M 23 21 104 279 527 781 919 904 674 331 111 31 4706
45 S 23 44 148 427 954 1735 2654 3558 4232 4563 4674 4706 4706
50 M 8 7 53 170 377 631 764 749 524 205 50 11 3550
50 S 8 16 68 238 615 1246 2010 2759 3284 3489 3539 3550 3550
55 M 2 2 23 90 242 482 609 594 378 108 17 3 2549
55 S 2 4 27 117 359 841 1450 2043 2421 2529 2546 2549 2549
60 M 0 0 7 38 132 335 454 439 240 46 4 1 1696
60 S 0 1 8 46 178 513 967 1405 1645 1691 1695 1696 1696
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 40 47 142 280 428 609 717 705 528 310 151 54 4012
50 S 40 87 228 509 937 1546 2263 2968 3496 3807 3958 4012 4012
Derived form the 1917-2012 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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