DIX DAM, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1953 To Year=2012
Station:(152214) DIX DAM
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 75 105 259 516 786 990 1143 1115 895 584 280 113 6862
40 S 75 180 440 956 1742 2733 3875 4990 5885 6468 6748 6862 6862
45 M 37 54 160 377 632 840 988 960 745 434 175 57 5458
45 S 37 91 251 628 1259 2100 3087 4047 4792 5225 5401 5458 5458
50 M 16 23 89 251 479 690 833 805 595 296 97 25 4198
50 S 16 39 128 379 858 1548 2381 3186 3780 4077 4173 4198 4198
55 M 5 7 43 151 334 540 678 650 446 180 44 9 3087
55 S 5 13 56 206 540 1080 1758 2408 2854 3034 3079 3087 3087
60 M 1 1 16 76 204 391 523 495 305 90 14 2 2118
60 S 1 2 18 94 298 689 1212 1706 2011 2102 2116 2118 2118
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 39 64 159 320 503 674 793 766 589 358 157 57 4480
50 S 39 103 263 583 1085 1759 2552 3319 3908 4265 4423 4480 4480
Derived form the 1953-2012 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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