BRADFORDSVILLE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=2011
Station:(150940) BRADFORDSVILLE
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 65 79 229 461 737 962 1116 1080 843 511 233 95 6411
40 S 65 144 373 834 1570 2533 3648 4728 5571 6082 6315 6411 6411
45 M 34 39 138 326 582 812 961 925 693 367 140 49 5066
45 S 34 72 211 537 1119 1931 2892 3817 4510 4877 5017 5066 5066
50 M 16 16 75 211 432 662 806 770 543 240 75 21 3867
50 S 16 32 107 318 750 1412 2218 2988 3531 3771 3846 3867 3867
55 M 6 5 35 122 292 512 651 615 397 139 33 8 2816
55 S 6 11 47 168 460 973 1623 2238 2636 2775 2808 2816 2816
60 M 1 1 14 58 172 365 496 460 261 67 11 2 1909
60 S 1 2 16 74 247 612 1107 1568 1829 1896 1907 1909 1909
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 40 57 160 304 476 644 757 727 553 347 156 59 4280
50 S 40 97 257 561 1037 1681 2438 3165 3718 4064 4220 4280 4280
Derived form the 1962-2011 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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