VANCEBURG, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1896 To Year=1981
Station:(158259) VANCEBURG
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 47 58 194 452 726 934 1071 1038 819 487 202 72 6101
40 S 47 106 300 752 1478 2411 3483 4521 5340 5827 6029 6101 6101
45 M 19 25 111 317 572 784 916 883 669 342 114 32 4784
45 S 19 45 156 472 1044 1828 2744 3628 4296 4638 4752 4784 4784
50 M 6 9 56 201 422 634 761 728 519 215 54 12 3617
50 S 6 14 70 271 693 1327 2088 2816 3335 3551 3605 3617 3617
55 M 1 2 24 115 281 484 606 573 373 117 21 3 2602
55 S 1 4 28 142 424 908 1514 2087 2460 2577 2598 2602 2602
60 M 0 0 7 53 161 337 452 418 240 50 6 1 1724
60 S 0 1 8 61 222 559 1010 1429 1668 1718 1724 1724 1724
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 29 43 133 301 468 616 720 698 529 317 131 43 4029
50 S 29 72 205 506 974 1590 2310 3007 3537 3854 3985 4029 4029
Derived form the 1896-1981 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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