FALMOUTH, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1887 To Year=2006
Station:(152775) FALMOUTH
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 34 50 169 402 704 921 1082 1036 804 461 185 64 5912
40 S 34 84 252 655 1358 2279 3361 4398 5202 5663 5848 5912 5912
45 M 15 21 94 273 549 771 927 881 654 318 105 30 4639
45 S 15 36 130 403 953 1723 2651 3532 4186 4504 4609 4639 4639
50 M 6 7 47 169 399 621 772 726 505 196 50 12 3511
50 S 6 13 60 228 628 1249 2021 2747 3252 3448 3498 3511 3511
55 M 2 2 19 92 263 472 617 571 360 103 20 4 2524
55 S 2 3 22 115 377 849 1466 2037 2397 2500 2520 2524 2524
60 M 0 0 6 40 148 326 462 417 228 42 6 1 1676
60 S 0 0 6 46 194 520 982 1399 1627 1669 1675 1676 1676
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 23 39 120 266 450 609 732 694 524 307 121 40 3927
50 S 23 62 182 448 898 1508 2240 2935 3459 3766 3887 3927 3927
Derived form the 1887-2006 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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