COPPERHILL, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1914 To Year=2009
Station:(402024) COPPERHILL
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 115 129 277 515 781 977 1113 1084 882 563 263 129 6829
40 S 115 245 522 1037 1818 2795 3908 4992 5874 6437 6700 6829 6829
45 M 59 67 169 374 626 827 958 929 732 413 158 66 5376
45 S 59 125 294 668 1295 2121 3079 4008 4740 5152 5310 5376 5376
50 M 26 29 89 247 473 677 803 774 582 274 80 29 4083
50 S 26 55 144 391 864 1541 2343 3118 3699 3974 4054 4083 4083
55 M 9 10 39 142 327 527 648 619 433 157 33 11 2953
55 S 9 18 58 199 526 1053 1701 2320 2753 2910 2943 2953 2953
60 M 2 2 13 66 195 378 493 464 291 71 10 2 1987
60 S 2 4 17 83 278 656 1149 1613 1904 1975 1985 1987 1987
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 89 187 333 503 651 754 736 581 370 181 84 4539
50 S 69 158 346 679 1182 1833 2588 3324 3905 4275 4456 4539 4539
Derived form the 1914-2009 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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