GREENSBURG, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1889 To Year=2012
Station:(153430) GREENSBURG
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 78 89 251 482 772 1004 1147 1111 886 544 237 95 6696
40 S 78 167 418 900 1672 2676 3823 4934 5820 6364 6601 6696 6696
45 M 39 44 155 345 617 854 992 956 736 397 142 48 5326
45 S 39 83 238 583 1201 2055 3047 4003 4739 5136 5278 5326 5326
50 M 17 18 85 227 465 704 837 801 587 265 75 20 4102
50 S 17 36 121 348 813 1517 2354 3155 3742 4006 4081 4102 4102
55 M 6 6 41 132 322 554 682 646 440 155 33 7 3024
55 S 6 12 53 185 507 1061 1743 2389 2829 2984 3018 3024 3024
60 M 2 1 16 65 196 406 527 491 301 75 11 1 2092
60 S 2 3 18 83 279 685 1212 1703 2004 2079 2091 2092 2092
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 52 65 170 311 497 670 772 744 578 364 162 60 4446
50 S 52 117 287 598 1095 1765 2537 3281 3859 4223 4386 4446 4446
Derived form the 1889-2012 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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