BUCKHORN, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1961 To Year=2012
Station:(151080) BUCKHORN
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 45 102 390 513 756 940 1192 1063 887 478 285 114 6764
40 S 45 147 537 1050 1806 2746 3937 5000 5887 6365 6650 6764 6764
45 M 13 41 271 376 601 790 1037 908 737 332 161 54 5318
45 S 13 54 325 700 1301 2091 3128 4036 4773 5104 5265 5318 5318
50 M 2 12 170 255 450 640 882 753 587 206 70 15 4041
50 S 2 14 184 438 889 1529 2410 3163 3750 3956 4026 4041 4041
55 M 0 2 97 157 313 490 727 598 438 110 23 1 2955
55 S 0 2 99 256 570 1060 1786 2384 2822 2932 2954 2955 2955
60 M 0 0 45 80 197 341 572 443 293 35 6 0 2011
60 S 0 0 45 125 322 663 1234 1677 1970 2005 2011 2011 2011
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 44 92 269 337 473 626 827 720 573 295 194 71 4518
50 S 44 136 404 741 1214 1840 2666 3386 3959 4254 4447 4518 4518
Derived form the 1961-2012 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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