WEBSTER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=2012
Station:(469333) WEBSTER SPRINGS
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 59 66 200 416 685 873 993 967 763 467 201 77 5766
40 S 59 125 325 740 1425 2298 3291 4258 5021 5488 5689 5766 5766
45 M 28 28 115 285 531 723 838 812 613 322 112 37 4445
45 S 28 56 171 456 988 1711 2549 3360 3974 4296 4408 4445 4445
50 M 11 10 57 177 383 573 683 657 464 196 52 14 3277
50 S 11 21 78 254 638 1211 1894 2551 3015 3211 3263 3277 3277
55 M 3 2 24 95 247 425 528 502 319 98 18 4 2266
55 S 3 5 29 125 372 797 1325 1826 2145 2244 2262 2266 2266
60 M 1 0 7 41 133 280 374 348 188 36 5 0 1413
60 S 1 1 8 50 183 463 836 1184 1372 1408 1413 1413 1413
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 38 49 144 281 441 574 667 647 488 299 137 49 3815
50 S 38 87 231 512 953 1527 2195 2841 3330 3629 3766 3815 3815
Derived form the 1902-2012 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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