BLAINE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1956 To Year=1978
Station:(150752) BLAINE
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 44 57 168 404 681 882 1036 1014 793 460 181 70 5789
40 S 44 101 269 673 1353 2235 3271 4285 5078 5538 5719 5789 5789
45 M 20 25 94 277 527 732 881 859 643 319 102 32 4513
45 S 20 45 140 417 944 1676 2557 3416 4059 4378 4480 4513 4513
50 M 7 9 44 174 381 582 726 704 494 198 50 12 3382
50 S 7 17 61 235 616 1198 1924 2628 3122 3320 3370 3382 3382
55 M 2 3 18 96 247 433 571 549 349 103 19 3 2393
55 S 2 4 22 118 365 799 1370 1919 2268 2371 2391 2393 2393
60 M 0 1 6 41 135 289 416 394 219 41 5 0 1549
60 S 0 1 7 48 183 472 889 1283 1502 1543 1548 1549 1549
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 38 55 141 292 448 578 696 679 519 327 145 55 3971
50 S 38 93 233 525 973 1551 2248 2926 3445 3772 3916 3971 3971
Derived form the 1956-1978 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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