FARMERS 2 S, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1904 To Year=2012
Station:(152791) FARMERS 2 S
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 73 80 227 457 734 949 1091 1054 838 514 224 90 6329
40 S 73 153 380 837 1570 2519 3610 4664 5502 6016 6240 6329 6329
45 M 36 37 137 323 579 799 936 899 688 368 133 43 4979
45 S 36 74 210 533 1112 1911 2847 3746 4434 4802 4935 4979 4979
50 M 16 15 73 209 428 649 781 744 539 239 69 18 3779
50 S 16 30 104 312 740 1389 2170 2914 3453 3692 3761 3779 3779
55 M 5 4 34 121 288 499 626 589 393 136 30 6 2732
55 S 5 10 44 165 453 952 1578 2167 2560 2696 2726 2732 2732
60 M 1 1 13 58 169 352 471 434 257 63 9 1 1829
60 S 1 2 15 73 241 593 1064 1499 1756 1819 1828 1829 1829
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 49 60 161 303 473 628 735 703 549 343 152 57 4212
50 S 49 109 270 573 1045 1674 2408 3111 3660 4003 4156 4212 4212
Derived form the 1904-2012 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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