ANCHORAGE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1895 To Year=1982
Station:(150155) ANCHORAGE
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 61 68 217 449 740 963 1110 1070 855 529 205 73 6338
40 S 61 129 345 794 1534 2497 3607 4677 5532 6061 6265 6338 6338
45 M 28 31 131 315 585 813 955 915 705 383 119 34 5015
45 S 28 60 190 505 1091 1904 2859 3774 4479 4862 4981 5015 5015
50 M 11 12 71 203 434 663 800 760 556 253 61 13 3838
50 S 11 23 94 297 731 1394 2195 2955 3511 3763 3825 3838 3838
55 M 3 3 33 116 294 513 645 605 410 147 27 4 2802
55 S 3 7 40 156 450 964 1609 2214 2624 2771 2798 2802 2802
60 M 1 1 12 56 174 366 490 450 274 71 9 1 1904
60 S 1 1 14 69 244 610 1100 1550 1824 1895 1904 1904 1904
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 37 44 140 279 468 643 753 723 558 336 128 41 4149
50 S 37 81 220 499 967 1610 2362 3086 3644 3980 4108 4149 4149
Derived form the 1895-1982 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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