SCOTTSVILLE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1946 To Year=2012
Station:(157215) SCOTTSVILLE
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 99 135 316 566 821 1018 1158 1128 908 611 297 130 7186
40 S 99 234 549 1115 1936 2954 4112 5241 6149 6760 7056 7186 7186
45 M 51 72 206 423 666 868 1003 973 759 459 189 68 5737
45 S 51 123 329 752 1418 2286 3289 4262 5021 5480 5669 5737 5737
50 M 24 33 122 292 512 718 848 818 609 318 107 30 4431
50 S 24 57 179 471 982 1701 2549 3367 3975 4294 4400 4431 4431
55 M 9 12 63 182 363 568 693 663 460 197 51 11 3270
55 S 9 20 83 265 628 1196 1889 2553 3012 3209 3260 3270 3270
60 M 2 2 26 98 227 419 538 508 317 102 18 3 2261
60 S 2 5 31 128 355 774 1312 1820 2137 2239 2258 2261 2261
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 52 78 188 351 528 696 803 774 601 377 167 65 4680
50 S 52 129 317 668 1196 1892 2695 3469 4070 4447 4614 4680 4680
Derived form the 1946-2012 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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