FRANKLIN 1 E, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(153036) FRANKLIN 1 E
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 124 119 359 556 840 1066 1212 1162 985 658 318 131 7531
40 S 124 243 602 1158 1998 3064 4277 5439 6424 7082 7400 7531 7531
45 M 65 62 243 414 685 916 1057 1007 835 506 206 69 6067
45 S 65 127 370 784 1469 2385 3443 4450 5285 5792 5998 6067 6067
50 M 30 28 151 284 531 766 902 852 686 363 120 31 4745
50 S 30 59 210 494 1025 1791 2694 3546 4231 4594 4714 4745 4745
55 M 12 11 84 174 382 616 747 697 537 236 59 11 3566
55 S 12 22 106 281 663 1279 2026 2723 3260 3496 3555 3566 3566
60 M 3 2 39 93 247 467 592 542 393 131 21 2 2533
60 S 3 5 44 137 384 851 1443 1985 2379 2510 2531 2533 2533
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 66 218 342 540 716 821 789 653 415 186 68 4884
50 S 69 135 353 695 1236 1952 2773 3562 4216 4630 4817 4884 4884
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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