BERNHEIM FOREST, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1970 To Year=2011
Station:(150630) BERNHEIM FOREST
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 73 109 288 525 802 1001 1154 1129 901 583 284 117 6965
40 S 73 182 470 995 1797 2798 3952 5081 5981 6564 6848 6965 6965
45 M 36 58 182 385 647 851 999 974 751 433 181 60 5555
45 S 36 93 275 660 1307 2158 3157 4131 4882 5314 5495 5555 5555
50 M 16 26 105 259 493 701 844 819 601 295 103 28 4289
50 S 16 42 147 406 899 1600 2444 3263 3863 4158 4261 4289 4289
55 M 6 10 54 157 345 551 689 664 452 179 51 10 3168
55 S 6 16 69 226 571 1123 1811 2475 2928 3107 3158 3168 3168
60 M 1 3 23 81 213 402 534 509 312 91 19 2 2190
60 S 1 4 27 109 321 724 1257 1766 2078 2169 2188 2190 2190
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 43 74 190 345 524 675 782 760 595 377 173 65 4603
50 S 43 117 307 652 1176 1851 2633 3393 3989 4365 4538 4603 4603
Derived form the 1970-2011 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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