PIKEVILLE, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1962 To Year=2012
Station:(407184) PIKEVILLE
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 102 137 339 567 812 1005 1143 1122 907 591 290 129 7144
40 S 102 239 578 1145 1957 2961 4105 5227 6134 6725 7015 7144 7144
45 M 49 69 218 421 657 855 988 967 757 438 177 65 5661
45 S 49 117 335 756 1413 2268 3256 4223 4980 5418 5595 5661 5661
50 M 19 29 123 286 502 705 833 812 607 295 91 28 4332
50 S 19 48 171 457 959 1664 2497 3309 3916 4212 4303 4332 4332
55 M 6 10 56 170 352 555 678 657 458 174 38 10 3163
55 S 6 16 72 242 594 1148 1826 2483 2942 3116 3154 3163 3163
60 M 1 2 18 82 215 405 523 502 314 83 12 2 2159
60 S 1 3 21 103 318 723 1246 1748 2062 2146 2157 2159 2159
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 59 94 221 369 530 681 783 766 604 390 188 77 4763
50 S 59 153 374 743 1273 1954 2737 3503 4107 4498 4686 4763 4763
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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