LINDEN 2, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=2012
Station:(405278) LINDEN 2
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 95 125 317 552 802 1016 1163 1133 900 574 290 124 7091
40 S 95 220 537 1089 1890 2907 4070 5203 6103 6677 6967 7091 7091
45 M 49 66 206 409 647 866 1008 978 750 424 183 66 5652
45 S 49 115 321 730 1377 2243 3251 4230 4980 5403 5586 5652 5652
50 M 22 31 120 279 493 716 853 823 600 285 101 30 4352
50 S 22 53 172 451 944 1660 2513 3336 3937 4221 4322 4352 4352
55 M 8 11 60 169 343 566 698 668 452 171 46 11 3204
55 S 8 19 79 248 591 1158 1856 2524 2976 3147 3193 3204 3204
60 M 2 2 24 88 210 417 543 514 311 85 16 3 2214
60 S 2 4 28 116 326 743 1286 1799 2110 2195 2211 2214 2214
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 67 94 220 368 522 685 790 764 595 386 199 84 4774
50 S 67 161 381 749 1271 1956 2746 3510 4105 4491 4690 4774 4774
Derived form the 1962-2012 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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