THOMAS, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1929 To Year=1995
Station:(468807) THOMAS
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 49 39 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 734 552 243 93 41 -99
40 S 49 87 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
45 M 9 17 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 579 402 132 42 14 -99
45 S 9 26 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
50 M 0 5 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 424 257 58 13 4 -99
50 S 0 5 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
55 M 0 0 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 271 133 16 0 0 -99
55 S 0 0 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
60 M 0 0 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 132 45 1 0 0 -99
60 S 0 0 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 22 19 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 453 327 172 50 22 -99
50 S 22 41 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99 -99
Derived form the 1929-1995 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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