MOUNT STERLING 1 NW, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(155640) MOUNT STERLING 1 NW
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 68 73 230 454 752 976 1117 1073 850 522 215 84 6415
40 S 68 141 371 825 1578 2553 3670 4744 5594 6116 6331 6415 6415
45 M 32 34 140 322 598 826 962 918 700 377 126 40 5075
45 S 32 66 206 528 1126 1952 2914 3832 4532 4909 5035 5075 5075
50 M 13 13 78 208 447 676 807 763 551 248 63 16 3883
50 S 13 25 104 312 759 1435 2242 3005 3556 3804 3867 3883 3883
55 M 4 3 38 121 306 526 652 608 405 143 26 4 2838
55 S 4 8 45 166 473 998 1651 2259 2664 2807 2833 2838 2838
60 M 1 1 14 59 184 378 497 454 269 67 7 1 1932
60 S 1 1 16 75 259 637 1134 1588 1857 1924 1931 1932 1932
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 38 45 144 282 477 652 761 729 555 324 128 45 4179
50 S 38 84 228 510 987 1639 2399 3128 3683 4006 4134 4179 4179
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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