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Chilling Hours #204030

Asked August 01, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

Is there any information on the web about average chilling hours for the different sections of Texas? I am doing research for an online gardening class, and it would be awesome to find some more information on the average amount of days that are below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the Far West section of Texas, specifically Midland and Martin County. 

Martin County Texas

Expert Response

Unfortunately, the only site in Texas (that I am aware of) that collects data and calculates chilling hours is our Research and Extension Center in Overton, TX (see below). I have tried to find detailed historical weather data for other sites so I can calculate average chilling hours and have been unsuccessful. You might review the weather service link that I provided below. You might ask the local airport or other site for a copy of their weather data, but you have to figure out how to calculate the chilling hours from raw data - you might see if the Overton Center could help if you are able to get raw weather data. Good luck.

http://texaset.tamu.edu/etinfo.php ( you might check with our ET networks too)

https://ask.extension.org/questions/163580#.U9-9j9GYaTM 

http://generalhorticulture.tamu.edu/lectsupl/temp/temp.html

http://etweather.tamu.edu/chill/

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/local_data.php?wfo=maf

Gregory Church Replied August 04, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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