NEWCOMB, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1951 To Year=2012
Station:(406493) NEWCOMB
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 79 85 281 493 754 973 1092 1099 847 507 248 84 6543
40 S 79 164 446 939 1693 2665 3758 4857 5704 6211 6459 6543 6543
45 M 37 37 174 355 599 823 937 944 697 362 142 39 5146
45 S 37 74 248 602 1202 2024 2962 3906 4603 4966 5107 5146 5146
50 M 15 13 96 232 448 673 782 789 547 232 70 14 3911
50 S 15 28 124 355 803 1476 2258 3047 3594 3826 3896 3911 3911
55 M 5 4 44 135 304 523 627 634 400 126 27 4 2833
55 S 5 9 53 187 491 1014 1641 2275 2676 2802 2830 2833 2833
60 M 1 1 14 64 176 373 472 479 260 53 7 1 1902
60 S 1 2 16 80 255 629 1101 1580 1840 1894 1901 1902 1902
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 52 69 200 323 487 652 751 751 551 330 177 58 4401
50 S 52 121 321 645 1131 1784 2534 3286 3837 4167 4344 4401 4401
Derived form the 1951-2012 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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