MONTICELLO 3 NE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1936 To Year=2012
Station:(155524) MONTICELLO 3 NE
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 84 106 267 497 760 969 1106 1083 863 548 270 116 6668
40 S 84 191 458 954 1714 2683 3789 4872 5735 6282 6552 6668 6668
45 M 43 56 168 359 605 819 951 928 713 399 168 60 5270
45 S 43 99 267 626 1232 2050 3001 3929 4642 5041 5209 5270 5270
50 M 19 25 95 239 453 669 796 773 563 267 92 27 4018
50 S 19 44 139 378 832 1500 2296 3069 3632 3899 3991 4018 4018
55 M 7 9 47 143 310 519 641 618 416 157 43 10 2918
55 S 7 15 62 205 515 1034 1675 2293 2709 2866 2908 2918 2918
60 M 2 2 18 72 185 370 486 463 277 76 14 2 1968
60 S 2 3 21 94 279 649 1135 1598 1875 1951 1966 1968 1968
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 50 70 174 320 491 658 764 739 568 351 167 66 4417
50 S 50 120 294 613 1104 1761 2525 3264 3832 4183 4351 4417 4417
Derived form the 1936-2012 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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