Table 2: Mean monthly air temperature and precipitation at Novelty, Portageville, and Malden in 2004 and 2005 growing seasons and 10-year average (2000 to 2009).

MonthAir temperaturePrecipitation
Novelty10-yrPortageville10-yrMalden10-yrNovelty10-yrPortageville10-yrMalden10-yr
20042005average20042005average20042005average20042005average20042005average20042005average
(°C)(mm)

April12.713.012.215.715.716.115.615.716.2 78.068.6 99.5128.3106.4 96.1138.4104.9101.4
May18.716.717.222.420.721.022.520.721.0119.955.9113.0173.8 15.2119.4155.5 25.7114.6
June20.723.322.024.425.725.324.525.725.3 83.6144.5124.4 88.6 58.4 74.8 63.2 57.4 61.6
July22.625.124.125.326.226.325.326.226.4 67.156.9 93.0151.4113.8 97.2158.0112.0116.0
Aug.19.924.023.323.227.026.023.226.926.1206.081.5121.781.4 99.6 55.3123.7156.2 68.7
Sept.19.420.918.921.823.921.921.423.621.8 24.970.1 85.2 0.0 58.2105.9 0.0 55.1109.3
Oct.12.712.612.217.816.616.317.716.316.2165.685.1 83.7140.0 0.0 96.3103.9 1.3 88.1