WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1949 To Year=1976
Station:(469345) WEIRTON
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 37 40 139 383 675 905 1043 1014 793 497 188 57 5772
40 S 37 78 217 600 1275 2180 3223 4237 5030 5527 5715 5772 5772
45 M 14 17 78 261 521 755 888 859 643 351 107 26 4521
45 S 14 31 109 369 891 1646 2534 3393 4036 4388 4495 4521 4521
50 M 5 6 40 164 374 606 733 704 494 223 53 10 3410
50 S 5 11 51 215 589 1194 1927 2631 3125 3347 3400 3410 3410
55 M 2 1 17 93 240 457 578 549 349 122 22 2 2431
55 S 2 3 20 112 353 809 1387 1936 2285 2407 2429 2431 2431
60 M 0 0 5 43 131 311 423 394 217 53 7 0 1585
60 S 0 1 6 48 180 491 914 1308 1525 1578 1585 1585 1585
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 20 24 91 242 426 597 710 686 507 299 101 28 3731
50 S 20 44 135 377 803 1400 2111 2797 3304 3603 3703 3731 3731
Derived form the 1949-1976 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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