FULTON 3 W, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1894 To Year=2012
Station:(223208) FULTON 3 W
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 155 212 435 672 922 1101 1239 1220 1002 686 388 208 8240
40 S 155 368 803 1474 2396 3496 4736 5956 6958 7644 8032 8240 8240
45 M 86 128 300 523 767 951 1084 1065 852 532 261 122 6671
45 S 86 214 514 1037 1803 2754 3838 4904 5756 6288 6549 6671 6671
50 M 43 68 188 379 612 801 929 910 702 382 158 64 5237
50 S 43 112 300 679 1291 2092 3021 3932 4634 5016 5174 5237 5237
55 M 18 31 104 249 457 651 774 755 552 247 80 28 3947
55 S 18 49 153 401 859 1509 2284 3039 3591 3839 3919 3947 3947
60 M 5 11 47 141 310 501 619 600 405 138 32 9 2817
60 S 5 16 63 204 513 1014 1633 2234 2638 2776 2808 2817 2817
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 93 136 277 439 615 748 840 820 672 452 242 123 5456
50 S 93 229 506 945 1560 2308 3148 3967 4640 5091 5334 5456 5456
Derived form the 1894-2012 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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