Degree Day Analysis 

METCON's daily processes include an evaluation of daily and cumulative heating, cooling, and growing degree days.
Use the map below to view today's degree day analysis.

Product Description

A more detailed explanation of the estimated degree days produced by METCON are outlined below. If more specific information or additional data parameters are needed please contact us.
Heating Degree Days

Accumulating heating degree days (HDDs) across any area of the globe calculated with a customizable base temperature.  

Heating Degree Day (HDD): One HDD indicates the temperature outside of a building, were below a specific threshold (65 degrees F). This means heat needed to be provided to the buildings in order to meet a certain comfort level.

Cooling Degree Days

Accumulating cooling degree days (CDDs) across any area of the globe calculated with a customizable base temperature.  

Cooling Degree Day (CDD): One CDD indicates the temperature outside of a building, were above a specific threshold (65 degrees F). This means air conditioning/cooling needed to be provided to the buildings in order to meet a certain comfort level.

Growing Degree Days

Accumulating growing degree days (GDDs) across any area of the globe calculated with a customizable base temperature.  

Growing Degree Day (GDD): A measure of heat accumulation for use in predicting plant and animal development rates. Our GDD maps and charts are created typically using a base temperature of 50 degrees F.