PAINTSVILLE 1 E, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1933 To Year=2012
Station:(156136) PAINTSVILLE 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 71 88 254 466 762 981 1127 1113 857 518 256 87 6581
40 S 71 160 414 880 1641 2623 3750 4863 5720 6238 6494 6581 6581
45 M 34 42 154 330 607 831 972 958 707 370 155 41 5202
45 S 34 76 230 560 1167 1998 2970 3928 4636 5006 5161 5202 5202
50 M 14 17 82 213 455 681 817 803 558 238 81 17 3976
50 S 14 31 113 326 781 1462 2279 3082 3639 3878 3959 3976 3976
55 M 5 6 37 120 311 531 662 648 411 133 34 6 2904
55 S 5 11 48 168 480 1011 1673 2321 2732 2865 2898 2904 2904
60 M 1 2 12 56 186 383 507 493 272 60 10 1 1983
60 S 1 3 15 72 258 640 1147 1640 1912 1972 1982 1983 1983
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 49 69 178 303 485 659 774 760 559 335 177 59 4405
50 S 49 118 296 599 1084 1743 2517 3276 3835 4170 4347 4405 4405
Derived form the 1933-2012 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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