2021 Growing Season Record Growing Degree Units? [Listen]
Earlier this week I was talking with Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca about our September 2021 weather. Our September weather was uneventful. It was warmer and drier than normal but not even close to and records. However, there is the potential to set a record this growing season. It is one that has never happened in more that 100 years of records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Earlier this week we had accumulated 2,846 growing degree units. The average growing degree units for a growing season is 2,500. By the way, the growing season is from May 1 to the first 32 degree temperature recorded in the fall at the weather station located at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca. The record growing degree units for a growing season was set in 1988 at 2,967. We have never accumulated 3,000 growing degree units in a season!
Tom thinks there is the possibility we will not only break the growing degree units record set in 1988 but also maybe hit 3,000 growing degree units! That has never happened in more than 100 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca! Click on the link and listen to Tom discuss our growing degree units accumulation for the 2021 growing season.
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