DOVER 1 NW, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1897 To Year=2012
Station:(402589) DOVER 1 NW
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 106 127 323 569 821 1038 1180 1148 925 598 289 124 7249
40 S 106 233 556 1125 1946 2984 4165 5313 6238 6836 7125 7249 7249
45 M 56 68 212 425 666 888 1025 993 775 447 183 65 5806
45 S 56 124 337 762 1429 2317 3342 4335 5111 5558 5741 5806 5806
50 M 27 32 127 294 512 738 870 838 626 309 103 30 4507
50 S 27 59 186 480 992 1731 2601 3439 4065 4374 4477 4507 4507
55 M 11 12 68 184 363 588 715 683 478 191 50 11 3355
55 S 11 23 91 275 639 1227 1942 2625 3103 3294 3344 3355 3355
60 M 3 3 30 100 229 439 560 529 336 101 19 3 2351
60 S 3 6 37 136 365 804 1364 1893 2229 2329 2348 2351 2351
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 66 83 207 361 532 700 800 775 611 391 184 74 4784
50 S 66 149 356 717 1250 1949 2749 3524 4135 4526 4710 4784 4784
Derived form the 1897-2012 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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