STEARNS 2 S, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1936 To Year=2012
Station:(157677) STEARNS 2 S
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 69 79 227 454 725 935 1072 1038 794 478 230 92 6195
40 S 69 148 375 829 1554 2489 3562 4600 5395 5873 6102 6195 6195
45 M 32 40 135 320 571 785 917 883 645 335 134 46 4843
45 S 32 72 207 527 1097 1883 2800 3683 4328 4663 4797 4843 4843
50 M 13 17 70 204 421 635 762 728 496 211 67 19 3644
50 S 13 30 100 304 725 1360 2123 2851 3347 3558 3625 3644 3644
55 M 4 5 30 114 282 486 607 573 352 115 26 6 2601
55 S 4 10 39 154 436 921 1529 2102 2454 2570 2595 2601 2601
60 M 1 1 9 52 163 338 452 419 222 49 6 1 1713
60 S 1 2 11 63 225 564 1016 1435 1657 1706 1712 1713 1713
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 43 58 162 299 468 625 732 703 517 314 152 55 4128
50 S 43 102 264 562 1030 1655 2387 3090 3607 3921 4073 4128 4128
Derived form the 1936-2012 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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