CANTON, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(221389) CANTON
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 266 286 525 729 989 1166 1280 1269 1074 779 463 279 9105
40 S 266 552 1077 1806 2794 3960 5240 6509 7584 8363 8826 9105 9105
45 M 167 184 382 579 834 1016 1125 1114 924 624 328 173 7452
45 S 167 352 734 1313 2147 3162 4287 5402 6326 6950 7279 7452 7452
50 M 95 106 256 433 679 866 970 959 775 473 213 98 5921
50 S 95 201 457 890 1569 2434 3404 4363 5138 5611 5823 5921 5921
55 M 47 52 153 295 524 716 815 804 625 330 122 49 4532
55 S 47 99 252 548 1072 1787 2602 3406 4031 4361 4484 4532 4532
60 M 19 20 78 175 372 566 660 649 476 206 58 19 3299
60 S 19 40 118 293 665 1230 1890 2540 3015 3221 3279 3299 3299
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 163 176 326 467 664 789 864 852 718 516 302 174 6011
50 S 163 339 665 1132 1796 2584 3449 4301 5018 5534 5837 6011 6011
Derived form the 1892-2012 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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