FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLANT, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(403280) FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLANT
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 115 135 323 561 830 1042 1182 1149 934 614 291 131 7306
40 S 115 250 573 1134 1963 3006 4188 5337 6271 6884 7175 7306 7306
45 M 60 72 209 417 675 892 1027 994 784 462 182 68 5840
45 S 60 132 340 757 1431 2324 3351 4345 5129 5591 5772 5840 5840
50 M 27 33 121 284 520 742 872 839 634 321 99 30 4521
50 S 27 59 180 464 984 1726 2598 3437 4071 4392 4491 4521 4521
55 M 10 11 61 172 370 592 717 684 485 199 45 11 3357
55 S 10 21 82 254 624 1216 1933 2617 3103 3301 3347 3357 3357
60 M 3 3 25 88 234 443 562 529 341 104 15 3 2349
60 S 3 5 30 118 352 794 1356 1885 2227 2331 2346 2349 2349
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 68 85 203 354 539 703 803 778 619 400 184 76 4812
50 S 68 153 356 710 1249 1952 2755 3533 4151 4552 4735 4812 4812
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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