CUMBERLAND, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=1984
Station:(151964) CUMBERLAND
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 63 79 260 479 723 904 1044 1021 811 506 239 120 6249
40 S 63 142 402 881 1604 2508 3552 4573 5384 5890 6129 6249 6249
45 M 29 38 157 338 568 754 889 866 661 359 140 63 4862
45 S 29 67 224 562 1130 1884 2773 3639 4301 4659 4799 4862 4862
50 M 11 15 84 213 416 604 734 711 512 226 69 27 3623
50 S 11 26 110 323 739 1343 2077 2788 3300 3526 3595 3623 3623
55 M 2 5 38 118 273 455 579 556 364 120 27 9 2544
55 S 2 7 44 162 435 890 1469 2025 2388 2508 2535 2544 2544
60 M 0 1 12 53 150 307 424 401 225 48 7 2 1629
60 S 0 1 13 66 215 522 946 1348 1572 1620 1627 1629 1629
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 42 59 187 330 472 601 710 693 525 335 164 76 4194
50 S 42 101 287 617 1089 1690 2400 3093 3619 3953 4117 4194 4194
Derived form the 1962-1984 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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