TAYLORSVILLE, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1902 To Year=2012
Station:(157948) TAYLORSVILLE
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 72 75 238 440 750 984 1130 1069 862 518 207 82 6428
40 S 72 147 385 825 1576 2560 3690 4759 5621 6139 6346 6428 6428
45 M 35 35 146 306 596 834 975 914 712 375 117 40 5086
45 S 35 70 216 522 1118 1953 2928 3841 4554 4928 5045 5086 5086
50 M 15 14 79 192 444 684 820 759 563 246 60 16 3891
50 S 15 28 107 299 743 1428 2248 3007 3569 3816 3875 3891 3891
55 M 5 4 37 106 302 534 665 604 418 140 25 5 2845
55 S 5 9 46 152 454 989 1654 2257 2675 2815 2841 2845 2845
60 M 1 1 14 48 180 386 510 449 280 66 7 0 1943
60 S 1 2 16 65 245 631 1141 1590 1870 1936 1943 1943 1943
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 40 46 150 268 475 659 767 727 571 332 131 41 4208
50 S 40 86 236 504 980 1638 2406 3132 3703 4035 4166 4208 4208
Derived form the 1902-2012 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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