WELLSBURG WTR TRMT PL, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1878 To Year=2004
Station:(469368) WELLSBURG WTR TRMT PL
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 32 34 134 338 646 867 1014 969 753 429 153 46 5413
40 S 32 66 199 537 1183 2050 3064 4033 4785 5214 5367 5413 5413
45 M 12 13 71 219 493 717 859 814 603 288 81 19 4188
45 S 12 25 96 315 808 1525 2383 3197 3800 4088 4169 4188 4188
50 M 4 3 33 127 347 567 704 659 454 170 36 6 3110
50 S 4 7 40 167 514 1081 1784 2443 2897 3068 3104 3110 3110
55 M 1 1 13 64 218 418 549 504 313 85 12 1 2179
55 S 1 1 14 78 296 714 1263 1767 2080 2165 2177 2179 2179
60 M 0 0 3 25 116 276 394 351 189 33 3 0 1389
60 S 0 0 4 28 144 420 814 1165 1353 1386 1389 1389 1389
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 19 25 98 224 416 564 676 645 486 271 94 26 3544
50 S 19 44 142 366 782 1346 2022 2667 3154 3424 3518 3544 3544
Derived form the 1878-2004 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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