SAMBURG WILDLIFE REF, TENNESSEE

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1924 To Year=2012
Station:(408065) SAMBURG WILDLIFE REF
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 86 117 305 581 873 1091 1229 1186 940 625 295 115 7443
40 S 86 203 508 1089 1962 3053 4282 5468 6408 7033 7328 7443 7443
45 M 43 60 197 437 718 941 1074 1031 790 473 187 58 6008
45 S 43 102 299 736 1453 2394 3468 4499 5289 5762 5949 6008 6008
50 M 18 26 115 303 563 791 919 876 640 330 106 26 4712
50 S 18 44 159 462 1025 1816 2735 3611 4251 4581 4687 4712 4712
55 M 6 9 59 189 412 641 764 721 491 208 52 9 3560
55 S 6 15 74 263 674 1315 2079 2800 3291 3499 3551 3560 3560
60 M 1 2 25 103 270 491 609 566 347 113 20 2 2550
60 S 1 4 28 131 401 892 1501 2067 2414 2527 2547 2550 2550
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 49 70 179 354 566 738 833 802 622 399 177 65 4855
50 S 49 120 298 653 1219 1957 2790 3592 4214 4613 4790 4855 4855
Derived form the 1924-2012 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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