WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1888 To Year=2012
Station:(469522) WHITE SULPHUR 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 41 49 167 371 646 848 986 958 740 422 158 50 5438
40 S 41 90 257 628 1274 2123 3108 4067 4807 5229 5387 5438 5438
45 M 17 18 91 246 493 698 831 803 591 283 81 21 4172
45 S 17 35 126 371 864 1562 2393 3196 3787 4069 4151 4172 4172
50 M 5 5 41 143 346 549 676 648 442 165 34 7 3062
50 S 5 10 52 195 541 1089 1765 2414 2856 3021 3056 3062 3062
55 M 1 1 16 71 214 400 521 494 302 79 11 1 2110
55 S 1 2 18 88 302 702 1223 1716 2018 2097 2108 2110 2110
60 M 0 0 4 26 109 257 366 340 176 28 2 0 1309
60 S 0 0 4 30 138 396 762 1102 1278 1306 1309 1309 1309
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 30 44 133 260 420 554 657 637 477 293 122 37 3663
50 S 30 74 207 467 887 1441 2098 2735 3211 3504 3626 3663 3663
Derived form the 1888-2012 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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