LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(224939) LAUREL
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 288 322 556 754 1006 1173 1278 1270 1096 812 486 314 9356
40 S 288 610 1166 1921 2927 4099 5377 6648 7744 8556 9042 9356 9356
45 M 181 211 409 605 851 1023 1123 1115 946 657 346 197 7665
45 S 181 392 801 1406 2257 3279 4402 5518 6464 7122 7468 7665 7665
50 M 103 123 276 456 696 873 968 960 796 504 224 112 6093
50 S 103 226 503 959 1654 2527 3495 4456 5252 5756 5980 6093 6093
55 M 52 64 166 315 541 723 813 805 647 357 127 57 4667
55 S 52 116 281 596 1137 1860 2673 3478 4125 4482 4610 4667 4667
60 M 22 28 84 190 388 573 658 650 497 227 60 23 3399
60 S 22 49 133 323 711 1283 1941 2592 3089 3316 3376 3399 3399
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 182 203 351 489 677 797 872 864 744 535 313 198 6225
50 S 182 384 736 1224 1901 2698 3569 4434 5178 5713 6027 6225 6225
Derived form the 1891-2012 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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