WINFIELD LOCKS, WEST VIRGINIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1938 To Year=2012
Station:(469683) WINFIELD LOCKS
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 56 62 191 422 713 945 1095 1069 842 522 220 80 6217
40 S 56 118 309 731 1444 2389 3484 4553 5395 5917 6137 6217 6217
45 M 26 26 109 290 559 795 940 914 692 374 127 36 4888
45 S 26 52 161 451 1010 1805 2745 3659 4351 4724 4852 4888 4888
50 M 10 9 55 180 408 645 785 759 542 242 64 13 3712
50 S 10 19 74 254 662 1307 2092 2851 3393 3635 3699 3712 3712
55 M 3 2 24 99 268 495 630 604 395 136 25 4 2686
55 S 3 5 29 128 396 892 1521 2126 2521 2657 2682 2686 2686
60 M 0 0 8 45 152 348 475 450 258 63 7 1 1807
60 S 0 1 9 53 205 554 1029 1478 1736 1799 1806 1807 1807
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 39 46 134 272 448 628 749 729 545 320 139 51 4100
50 S 39 85 219 492 940 1567 2317 3045 3590 3910 4049 4100 4100
Derived form the 1938-2012 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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