BARDSTOWN 5 E, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1950 To Year=2012
Station:(150397) BARDSTOWN 5 E
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 72 101 263 516 784 993 1133 1102 876 559 251 102 6752
40 S 72 174 437 953 1737 2729 3862 4965 5840 6399 6650 6752 6752
45 M 36 52 166 376 629 843 978 947 726 410 154 52 5367
45 S 36 87 253 629 1258 2101 3079 4026 4752 5162 5316 5367 5367
50 M 16 22 94 251 476 693 823 792 576 276 83 22 4125
50 S 16 37 132 383 860 1552 2376 3168 3744 4020 4102 4125 4125
55 M 6 7 47 153 331 543 668 637 429 165 37 8 3030
55 S 6 13 59 212 543 1086 1754 2391 2820 2985 3022 3030 3030
60 M 1 1 19 79 202 394 513 482 290 82 12 2 2077
60 S 1 2 21 100 302 695 1209 1691 1980 2063 2075 2077 2077
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 40 64 162 325 504 670 775 747 574 355 148 54 4419
50 S 40 104 266 591 1095 1766 2541 3288 3863 4217 4365 4419 4419
Derived form the 1950-2012 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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