INDEPENDENCE 1 W, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1957 To Year=2012
Station:(224377) INDEPENDENCE 1 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 116 158 361 615 882 1080 1215 1188 961 644 340 154 7714
40 S 116 274 635 1250 2132 3212 4427 5615 6576 7220 7560 7714 7714
45 M 63 90 241 469 727 930 1060 1033 811 491 224 84 6224
45 S 63 153 394 863 1590 2520 3580 4613 5424 5915 6139 6224 6224
50 M 30 44 146 332 572 780 905 878 661 348 133 40 4868
50 S 30 74 220 551 1123 1904 2809 3686 4347 4695 4828 4868 4868
55 M 12 17 77 212 419 630 750 723 512 223 67 16 3658
55 S 12 29 106 318 737 1367 2117 2840 3352 3575 3642 3658 3658
60 M 4 5 33 117 277 480 595 568 368 122 27 4 2599
60 S 4 8 41 158 434 915 1510 2078 2446 2568 2594 2599 2599
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 69 97 214 381 578 745 840 814 645 413 205 86 5088
50 S 69 166 381 762 1340 2085 2924 3738 4383 4796 5001 5088 5088
Derived form the 1957-2012 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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