WARSAW MARKLAND DAM, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1959 To Year=2012
Station:(158446) WARSAW MARKLAND DAM
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 39 50 184 408 700 933 1088 1059 826 490 204 60 6041
40 S 39 89 273 681 1382 2314 3402 4461 5287 5777 5981 6041 6041
45 M 17 22 106 278 546 783 933 904 676 345 116 26 4750
45 S 17 39 144 422 968 1751 2684 3588 4263 4608 4724 4750 4750
50 M 6 7 55 170 396 633 778 749 526 218 56 10 3604
50 S 6 14 68 239 635 1267 2046 2794 3320 3539 3594 3604 3604
55 M 2 2 25 91 257 483 623 594 380 120 21 3 2602
55 S 2 4 28 120 377 861 1484 2078 2457 2578 2599 2602 2602
60 M 0 0 9 39 144 337 468 439 244 53 6 1 1741
60 S 0 1 9 49 193 529 998 1437 1681 1734 1740 1741 1741
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 25 37 123 259 443 620 740 717 534 308 125 36 3966
50 S 25 62 185 444 886 1506 2247 2964 3497 3805 3930 3966 3966
Derived form the 1959-2012 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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