HICKORY FLAT, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1909 To Year=2012
Station:(224001) HICKORY FLAT
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 139 190 398 645 902 1088 1232 1206 985 672 362 179 7997
40 S 139 329 727 1371 2273 3361 4593 5799 6784 7456 7817 7997 7997
45 M 75 112 267 497 747 938 1077 1051 835 518 240 100 6457
45 S 75 187 454 951 1698 2636 3713 4764 5599 6117 6356 6457 6457
50 M 37 57 162 356 592 788 922 896 685 370 141 50 5056
50 S 37 94 256 612 1204 1991 2913 3809 4495 4865 5006 5056 5056
55 M 15 24 86 229 439 638 767 741 535 239 71 20 3804
55 S 15 39 125 354 792 1430 2197 2938 3474 3713 3783 3804 3804
60 M 5 7 37 126 293 488 612 586 389 132 28 6 2710
60 S 5 12 49 176 468 956 1568 2154 2543 2675 2703 2710 2710
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 89 126 256 420 600 742 836 812 661 443 231 109 5324
50 S 89 214 470 890 1490 2232 3068 3881 4541 4984 5215 5324 5324
Derived form the 1909-2012 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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