Degree Days & Precipitation

This page will summarize growing degree days and precipitation by week during the growing season. Our weather center reporting is delayed 24 hours, so the date listed below is the reporting date. Example: The information listed as May 1 - 4 is actually the information for April 30 - May 3. If you have any questions about the data, contact Molly Werner at werne022@umn.edu or 507-752-5062.

2017

Week Total growing degree days Total growing degree days historic Total precipitation Total precipitation historic
May 1-8, 2017 62 (cumulative: 62) 69 (cumulative: 69) 1.51" (cumulative: 1.51") 0.81" (cumulative: 0.81")
May 9-15, 2017 106 (cumulative: 168) 67 (cumulative: 136) 0.01" (cumulative: 1.52") 0.84" (cumulative: 1.65")
May 16-22, 2017 46 (cumulative: 214) 88 (cumulative: 224) 3.98" (cumulative: 5.50") 0.65" (cumulative: 2.30")
May 23-29, 2017 64 (cumulative: 279) 91 (cumulative: 315) 0.39" (cumulative: 5.89") 0.90" (cumulative: 3.20")
May 30-June 5, 2017 117 (cumulative: 396) 105 (cumulative: 420) 0.09" (cumulative: 5.98") 0.79" (cumulative: 3.99")
June 6-12, 2017 162 (cumulative: 557) 121 (cumulative: 541) 1.10" (cumulative: 7.08") 1.0" (cumulative: 4.99")
June 13-19, 2017 142 (cumulative: 700) 127 (cumulative: 668) 0.80" (cumulative: 7.88") 1.26" (cumulative: 6.25")
June 20-26, 2017 97 (cumulative: 796) 139 (cumulative: 807) 0.35" (cumulative: 8.23") 0.89" (cumulative: 7.14")
June 27-July 3, 2017 117 (cumulative: 913) 145 (cumulative: 952) 0.45" (cumulative: 8.68") 0.69" (cumulative: 7.83")
July 4-10, 2017 165 (cumulative: 1078) 150 (cumulative: 1102) 0.11" (cumulative: 8.79") 0.75" (cumulative: 8.58")
July 11-17, 2017 144 (cumulative: 1222) 153 (cumulative: 1255) 0.30" (cumulative: 9.09") 0.88" (cumulative: 9.46")

2016

Week Total growing degree days Total growing degree days historic Total precipitation Total precipitation historic
May 1-2 5 (cumulative: 5) 14 (cumulative: 14) 0.20" (cumulative: 0.20") 0.17" (cumulative: 0.17")
May 3-9 88 (cumulative: 93) 63 (cumulative: 77) 0.02" (cumulative: 0.22") 0.80" (cumulative: 0.98")
May 10-16 38 (cumulative: 131) 71 (cumulative: 147) 1.13" (cumulative: 1.35") 0.75" (cumulative: 1.72")
May 17-23 86 (cumulative: 217) 90 (cumulative: 237) 0.01" (cumulative: 1.36") 0.73" (cumulative: 2.45")
May 24-30 124 (cumulative: 341) 93 (cumulative: 330) 2.90" (cumulative: 4.26") 0.90" (cumulative: 3.35")
May 31-June 6 101 (cumulative: 443) 108 (cumulative: 438) 1.86" (cumulative: 6.12") 0.78" (cumulative: 4.13")
June 7-13 152 (cumulative: 595) 122 (cumuluative: 560) 0.22" (cumulative: 6.34") 0.92" (cumulative: 5.04")
June 14-20 158 (cumulative: 752) 128 (cumulative: 688) 1.64" (cumulative: 7.98") 1.27" (cumulative: 6.31")
June 21-27 149 (cumulative: 901) 140 (cumulative: 828) 0.01" (cumulative: 7.99") 0.92" (cumulative: 7.24")
June 28-July 4 126 (cumulative: 1027) 145 (cumulative: 973) 0.18" (cumulative: 8.17") 0.73" (cumulative: 7.97)
July 5-11 153 (cumulative: 1180) 151 (cumulative: 1125) 2.44" (cumulative: 10.61) 0.72" (cumulative: 8.69")
July 12-18 137 (cumulative: 1317) 154 (cumulative: 1279) 4.39" (cumulative: 15.00") 0.82" (cumulative: 9.50")
July 19-25 210 (cumulative: 1506) 151 (cumulative: 1430) 0.07" (cumulative: 15.07") 0.85" (cumulative: 10.35")
July 26 - August 1 150 (cumulative: 1656) 144 (cumulative: 1574) 0.00" (cumulative: 15.07") 0.79" (cumulative: 11.14")
August 2-8 149 (cumulative: 1805) 142 (cumulative: 1716) 0.19" (cumulative: 15.26") 0.81" (cumulative: 11.95")
August 9-15 159 (cumulative: 1964) 133 (cumulative: 1849) 1.01" (cumulative: 16.27") 0.58" (cumulative: 12.53")
August 16-22 133 (cumulative: 2097) 131 (cumulative: 1981) 1.82" (cumulative: 17.89") 0.84" (cumulative: 13.37")
August 23-29 124 (cumulative: 2220) 131 (cumulative: 2111) 2.22" (cumulative: 20.11") 0.66" (cumulatvie: 14.03")
August 30-Sept 5 128 (cumulative: 2348) 120 (cumulative: 2232) 0.86" (cumulative: 20.97") 0.56" (cumulative: 14.59")
September 6-12 116 (cumulative: 2463) 108 (cumulative: 2339) 1.42" (cumulative: 22.39) 0.72" (cumulative: 15.31")
September 13-19 88 (cumulative: 2551) 85 (cumulative: 2424) 0.74" (cumulative: 23.13") 0.85" (cumulative: 16.17")
September 20-26 117 (cumulative: 2668) 70 (cumulative: 2495) 1.48" (cumulative: 25.43") 0.83" (cumulative: 16.99")
September 27-30 36 (cumulative: 2703) 41 (cumulative: 2536) 0.00" (cumulative: 25.43") 0.28" (cumulative: 17.27")

2015

Week Total growing degree days Total growing degree days historic Total precipitation Total precipitation historic
May 1 - 4 57   (cumulative: 57) 30   (cumulative: 30) 0.03"   (cumulative: 0.03") 0.28"   (cumulative: 0.28")
May 5 - 11 67   (cumulative: 124) 66   (cumulative: 96) 0.20"   (cumulative: 0.23") 0.96"   (cumulative: 1.24")
May 12 - 18 59   (cumulative: 183) 76   (cumulative: 172) 1.29"   (cumulative: 1.52") 0.76"   (cumulative: 2.00")
May 19 - 25 56   (cumulative: 239) 90   (cumulative: 262) 0.31"   (cumulative: 1.83") 0.67"   (cumulative: 2.67")
May 26 - June 1 83   (cumulative: 322) 98   (cumulative: 360) 2.42"   (cumulative: 4.25") 0.82"   (cumulative: 3.49")
June 2 - 8 123   (cumulative: 445) 114   (cumulative: 474) 1.26"   (cumulative: 5.51") 0.90"   (cumulative: 4.39")
June 9 - 15 134   (cumulative: 579) 123   (cumulative: 597) 1.44"   (cumulative: 6.95") 0.98"   (cumulative: 5.37")
June 16 - 22 129   (cumulative: 708) 130   (cumulative: 727) 3.10"   (cumulative: 10.05") 1.23"   (cumulative: 6.60")
June 23 - 29 138   (cumulative: 846) 143   (cumulative: 870) 0.17"   (cumulative: 10.22") 0.79"   (cumulative: 7.39")
June 30 - July 6 128   (cumulative: 974) 147   (cumulative: 1017) 1.32"   (cumulative: 11.54") 0.68"   (cumulative: 8.07")
July 7 - 13 131   (cumulative: 1105) 152   (cumulative: 1169) 0.02"   (cumulative: 11.56") 0.81"   (cumulative: 8.88")
July 14 - 20 166   (cumulative: 1271) 155   (cumulative: 1324) 0.17"   (cumulative: 10.22") 0.82"   (cumulative: 9.70")
July 21 - 27 153   (cumulative: 1424) 149   (cumulative: 1473) 1.84"   (cumulative: 13.57") 0.84"   (cumulative: 10.54")
July 28 - August 3 153   (cumulative: 1577) 144   (cumulative: 1617) 0.43"   (cumulative: 14.00") 0.69"   (cumulative: 11.23")
August 4 - 10 144   (cumulative: 1721) 139   (cumlative: 1756) 0.32"   (cumulative: 14.32") 0.84"   (cumulative: 10.54")
August 11 - 17 156   (cumulative: 1877) 132   (cumulative: 1888) 1.05"   (cumulative: 15.37") 0.59"   (cumulative: 12.66")
August 18 - 24, 2015 94   (cumulative: 1971) 131   (cumulative: 2019) 2.72"   (cumulative: 18.09") 0.83"   (cumulative: 13.49")
August 25 - 31 93   (cumulative: 2064) 128   (cumulative: 2147) 0.37"   (cumulative: 18.46") 0.59"   (cumulative: 14.08")
September 1 - 7 179   (cumulative: 2243) 118   (cumulative: 2265) 1.03"   (cumulative: 19.49") 0.57"   (cumulative: 14.65")
September 8 - 14 92 (cumulative: 2335) 99   (cumulative: 2364) 0.17" (cumulative: 19.97") 0.86"   (cumulative: 15.51")
September 15 - 21 122 (cumulative: 2456) 81   (cumulative: 2445) 0.00" (cumulative: 19.97") 0.82"   (cumulative: 16.33")
September 22 - 30 147 (cumulative: 2603) 88   (cumulative: 2533) 2.23" (cumulative: 22.20" 0.83"   (cumulative: 17.16")