IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 10 June 2013

Make up GDD deficit?

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 05:37 AM

The cool start to June has not helped to recover the growing degree day deficit that has built up so far this growing season. The featured chart presents the 1 May to 9 Jun GDD departure and then the change in this value to finish the growing season on 1 Oct. There have been a few years with a slower start to GDD accumulation and still finish the season above average. The forecast for this week at least has our temperatures in the 80s instead of struggling to reach 70 that we have experienced so far this June.

Good = 76
Bad = 7