MOORHEAD, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1913 To Year=2012
Station:(226009) MOORHEAD
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 219 269 499 740 1004 1188 1305 1283 1068 779 436 248 9036
40 S 219 488 987 1727 2730 3918 5223 6506 7574 8353 8789 9036 9036
45 M 133 171 360 590 849 1038 1150 1128 918 625 303 149 7413
45 S 133 304 664 1254 2103 3141 4291 5419 6336 6961 7264 7413 7413
50 M 73 97 238 444 694 888 995 973 768 473 192 81 5914
50 S 73 169 408 852 1545 2433 3428 4401 5169 5642 5833 5914 5914
55 M 35 48 141 305 539 738 840 818 618 329 106 38 4555
55 S 35 82 223 528 1067 1805 2645 3463 4081 4410 4517 4555 4555
60 M 13 19 70 184 386 588 685 663 469 205 49 14 3347
60 S 13 33 103 287 674 1261 1946 2609 3079 3284 3333 3347 3347
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 127 156 301 472 674 807 886 866 719 507 266 142 5923
50 S 127 283 584 1055 1730 2537 3423 4289 5008 5515 5781 5923 5923
Derived form the 1913-2012 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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