GAINESBORO 5SW, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1975 To Year=2012
Station:(403370) GAINESBORO 5SW
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 92 103 271 513 789 1014 1156 1135 895 565 270 94 6896
40 S 92 195 466 978 1767 2781 3937 5073 5968 6532 6802 6896 6896
45 M 49 50 168 374 634 864 1001 980 745 418 162 46 5490
45 S 49 99 267 640 1274 2138 3139 4119 4865 5283 5445 5490 5490
50 M 24 19 92 249 480 714 846 825 596 282 83 18 4228
50 S 24 43 135 383 863 1577 2424 3249 3844 4126 4210 4228 4228
55 M 9 6 43 147 334 564 691 670 447 167 34 4 3114
55 S 9 14 57 204 537 1101 1793 2463 2910 3077 3110 3114 3114
60 M 2 1 15 72 203 415 536 515 305 80 10 0 2154
60 S 2 2 17 90 293 707 1243 1759 2063 2144 2153 2154 2154
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 59 75 182 329 510 685 793 768 587 367 176 61 4592
50 S 59 135 317 646 1155 1840 2633 3401 3988 4356 4532 4592 4592
Derived form the 1975-2012 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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