PADUCAH SEWAGE PLANT, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=1996
Station:(156117) PADUCAH SEWAGE PLANT
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 49 96 281 534 815 1060 1224 1162 919 572 268 97 7079
40 S 49 145 426 961 1775 2836 4060 5222 6141 6713 6981 7079 7079
45 M 20 47 177 393 660 910 1069 1007 769 422 168 47 5689
45 S 20 67 244 637 1297 2207 3276 4283 5052 5474 5642 5689 5689
50 M 7 19 100 265 505 760 914 852 619 283 94 20 4439
50 S 7 26 126 391 896 1657 2571 3423 4042 4325 4419 4439 4439
55 M 2 5 48 161 354 610 759 697 471 170 45 7 3329
55 S 2 7 55 217 571 1181 1941 2638 3108 3278 3323 3329 3329
60 M 0 1 19 85 219 461 604 542 329 85 15 1 2363
60 S 0 1 20 105 324 785 1389 1931 2261 2346 2361 2363 2363
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 58 165 321 516 721 837 791 605 352 154 53 4602
50 S 29 87 252 573 1089 1810 2647 3438 4043 4395 4549 4602 4602
Derived form the 1948-1996 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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