HEIDELBERG, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1932 To Year=2007
Station:(153741) HEIDELBERG
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 84 91 247 471 751 959 1103 1072 845 535 230 94 6483
40 S 84 175 422 893 1644 2603 3706 4778 5623 6158 6389 6483 6483
45 M 41 42 150 335 596 809 948 917 695 387 135 46 5101
45 S 41 84 234 569 1165 1974 2923 3839 4534 4921 5056 5101 5101
50 M 17 16 80 216 444 659 793 762 545 252 68 19 3872
50 S 17 34 113 330 773 1433 2226 2988 3533 3785 3854 3872 3872
55 M 5 5 36 124 300 509 638 607 399 144 27 6 2800
55 S 5 10 46 170 470 980 1618 2225 2624 2767 2794 2800 2800
60 M 1 1 13 58 175 362 483 452 261 66 7 1 1880
60 S 1 2 15 73 248 609 1093 1545 1806 1871 1879 1880 1880
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 56 73 181 317 486 638 749 725 552 355 162 65 4360
50 S 56 130 310 627 1113 1751 2500 3226 3778 4133 4295 4360 4360
Derived form the 1932-2007 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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