IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 06 September 2012

GDD Departures

Posted: 06 Sep 2012 05:31 AM

With one of the warmest summers on record, one would not expect there to be a lack of growing degree days. Sure enough, the featured image shows that full season departures have been well above normal and as measured by mid July days (right hand axis) we are about 10 days ahead of normal this year. The black line shows the maximum departure on record since 1893 for the period from the given date to 5 September.

Good = 33
Bad = 15