PARADISE STEAM PLANT, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1960 To Year=2011
Station:(156155) PARADISE STEAM 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 41 70 252 501 818 1003 1112 1061 843 666 221 50 6638
40 S 41 111 364 864 1682 2686 3797 4859 5702 6367 6589 6638 6638
45 M 16 34 148 365 663 853 957 906 693 513 119 21 5288
45 S 16 50 198 563 1226 2079 3036 3942 4635 5149 5268 5288 5288
50 M 4 12 76 246 511 703 802 751 544 370 57 5 4082
50 S 4 16 93 339 849 1553 2355 3106 3649 4020 4077 4082 4082
55 M 0 3 33 154 365 553 647 596 397 244 27 1 3021
55 S 0 3 36 190 556 1109 1756 2352 2749 2994 3020 3021 3021
60 M 0 0 11 86 231 405 492 443 266 136 10 0 2081
60 S 0 0 12 97 329 733 1225 1669 1935 2071 2081 2081 2081
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 41 68 158 320 523 671 751 697 547 438 152 40 4406
50 S 41 109 267 587 1110 1781 2533 3230 3776 4214 4366 4406 4406
Derived form the 1960-2011 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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