Posted by Curbie on April 21, 2011, 2:51 am
On Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:40:45 -0700 (PDT), Jim Wilkins
It seems to me that you've run into a pretty common problem, that the
data in particular year, may not be typical for your location. As I
understand it TMY data is actual daily data, but the year that is
selected is the most "typical" out of 30 year recorded range.
In the data set I have loaded now (tmy2) I have a data-sheet for
Concord NH if you want me to email it you.
Posted by Jim Wilkins on April 21, 2011, 11:12 am
I lived there for many years. There is a substantial gradient in the
climate across this small state, from the ocean to the mountains.
Concord's frost-to-frost growing season is perhaps a month less than
at the MA border, two weeks on each end, and they can have twice the
snow. My grandmother's house down in the river valley there saw as low
as -30F, here -10F is unusual. The Concord weather station is at the
airport, on the flat well above the river valley, and doesn't even
reflect the weather downtown. I was familiar with the meterological
details because I dated the weatherman's gorgeous daughter.
Despite the climate my father grew okra and peaches.
Posted by Curbie on April 21, 2011, 3:40 pm
I think all tmy reporting stations are at airports, gardeners grow
lots of stuff outside their climate zone, if they want the produce bad
enough. Peaches though...