BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1903 To Year=2011
Station:(150490) BEAVER DAM
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 83 104 277 529 807 1027 1168 1130 905 588 266 108 6989
40 S 83 187 464 993 1800 2826 3994 5124 6029 6616 6882 6989 6989
45 M 41 53 176 388 652 877 1013 975 755 438 165 55 5586
45 S 41 94 270 658 1310 2187 3199 4175 4929 5367 5531 5586 5586
50 M 18 24 101 261 499 727 858 820 605 301 91 25 4328
50 S 18 41 142 404 903 1629 2487 3307 3912 4213 4303 4328 4328
55 M 6 8 51 158 352 577 703 665 457 185 43 9 3214
55 S 6 14 65 223 575 1152 1854 2520 2977 3162 3205 3214 3214
60 M 1 2 21 83 220 428 548 510 317 97 16 2 2244
60 S 1 3 24 107 326 754 1302 1812 2129 2226 2242 2244 2244
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 50 68 178 335 523 689 791 760 596 388 168 61 4607
50 S 50 117 295 631 1154 1843 2634 3394 3990 4377 4545 4607 4607
Derived form the 1903-2011 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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