BROOKSVILLE EXP STN, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1912 To Year=2003
Station:(221111) BROOKSVILLE EXP STN
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 186 287 487 716 1005 1200 1328 1270 1050 742 412 256 8936
40 S 186 473 960 1675 2680 3880 5208 6477 7527 8268 8680 8936 8936
45 M 94 181 348 567 850 1050 1173 1115 900 588 284 153 7301
45 S 94 275 623 1190 2040 3089 4262 5377 6276 6864 7148 7301 7301
50 M 39 100 228 422 695 900 1018 960 750 437 176 81 5804
50 S 39 139 367 788 1483 2383 3401 4360 5110 5547 5723 5804 5804
55 M 14 49 134 288 540 750 863 805 600 294 95 38 4468
55 S 14 63 197 485 1025 1774 2637 3442 4041 4335 4431 4468 4468
60 M 4 18 63 172 387 600 708 650 451 170 36 12 3271
60 S 4 22 85 257 645 1244 1952 2601 3052 3222 3258 3271 3271
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 84 160 277 448 679 828 913 876 716 467 230 130 5807
50 S 84 244 521 969 1647 2475 3388 4264 4980 5447 5677 5807 5807
Derived form the 1912-2003 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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