KINGSTON, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1884 To Year=2012
Station:(404871) KINGSTON
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 83 98 347 581 836 1058 1169 1182 937 615 301 92 7299
40 S 83 181 528 1109 1945 3003 4172 5354 6291 6906 7207 7299 7299
45 M 38 40 225 436 681 908 1014 1027 787 462 183 42 5844
45 S 38 78 303 739 1420 2328 3342 4369 5156 5619 5802 5844 5844
50 M 13 13 128 301 527 758 859 872 637 320 90 14 4533
50 S 13 26 154 455 982 1740 2599 3471 4109 4429 4518 4533 4533
55 M 3 3 62 185 378 608 704 717 488 195 35 4 3380
55 S 3 6 68 252 630 1239 1942 2660 3147 3342 3377 3380 3380
60 M 0 0 24 94 240 458 549 562 341 96 11 1 2377
60 S 0 0 25 118 358 817 1365 1928 2269 2365 2377 2377 2377
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 46 65 212 361 539 727 820 817 626 376 175 49 4814
50 S 46 111 323 684 1222 1949 2769 3586 4213 4589 4764 4814 4814
Derived form the 1884-2012 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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