GLASGOW WKAY, KENTUCKY

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1953 To Year=2009
Station:(153246) GLASGOW WKAY
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 84 124 294 546 817 1017 1157 1127 901 570 268 122 7028
40 S 84 208 502 1049 1866 2883 4040 5166 6067 6638 6906 7028 7028
45 M 43 66 189 404 662 867 1002 972 751 421 167 63 5608
45 S 43 110 299 703 1365 2232 3234 4206 4957 5378 5545 5608 5608
50 M 20 31 110 276 509 717 847 817 601 286 91 29 4332
50 S 20 51 160 436 945 1662 2509 3326 3927 4212 4303 4332 4332
55 M 7 11 55 171 360 567 692 662 453 172 42 10 3203
55 S 7 19 74 245 605 1172 1864 2526 2979 3150 3193 3203 3203
60 M 2 2 22 90 226 418 537 507 312 87 14 3 2219
60 S 2 5 26 116 342 760 1297 1804 2115 2202 2217 2219 2219
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 47 75 181 347 532 689 793 766 594 359 156 64 4605
50 S 47 122 303 650 1183 1871 2664 3430 4025 4384 4541 4605 4605
Derived form the 1953-2009 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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