HICKMAN 1 E, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1950 To Year=1981
Station:(153816) HICKMAN 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 80 101 280 578 862 1075 1209 1159 924 618 268 107 7261
40 S 80 181 461 1039 1901 2976 4185 5344 6268 6885 7154 7261 7261
45 M 39 49 174 432 707 925 1054 1004 774 466 165 52 5841
45 S 39 88 262 695 1402 2327 3381 4384 5158 5624 5789 5841 5841
50 M 18 20 96 297 553 775 899 849 624 323 89 21 4563
50 S 18 38 134 431 984 1759 2657 3506 4130 4453 4542 4563 4563
55 M 6 6 45 183 402 625 744 694 475 203 41 7 3431
55 S 6 13 58 241 643 1268 2012 2706 3180 3383 3424 3431 3431
60 M 2 1 17 97 262 475 589 539 330 109 15 1 2436
60 S 2 2 19 116 378 853 1442 1981 2310 2420 2435 2436 2436
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 48 66 169 356 560 722 816 777 607 406 169 61 4758
50 S 48 114 283 639 1199 1922 2737 3515 4122 4528 4697 4758 4758
Derived form the 1950-1981 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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