MONTICELLO, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1907 To Year=2012
Station:(225987) MONTICELLO
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 301 337 558 757 1002 1168 1277 1267 1090 800 483 326 9366
40 S 301 638 1196 1953 2955 4123 5400 6668 7757 8557 9040 9366 9366
45 M 194 224 412 608 847 1018 1122 1112 940 645 344 209 7675
45 S 194 418 830 1438 2284 3303 4425 5537 6477 7122 7466 7675 7675
50 M 115 135 280 460 692 868 967 957 790 492 223 122 6102
50 S 115 250 530 990 1681 2550 3517 4474 5264 5756 5979 6102 6102
55 M 61 72 171 319 537 718 812 802 640 347 128 63 4671
55 S 61 132 303 623 1159 1878 2690 3492 4132 4479 4607 4671 4671
60 M 27 32 89 194 384 568 657 647 491 219 62 28 3399
60 S 27 58 148 342 726 1295 1952 2599 3090 3309 3371 3399 3399
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 198 221 364 497 672 785 860 852 730 536 325 215 6255
50 S 198 419 783 1280 1952 2737 3597 4449 5179 5714 6040 6255 6255
Derived form the 1907-2012 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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