NEWTON EXP STN, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(226308) NEWTON EXP STN
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 231 276 492 696 956 1122 1246 1227 1025 727 429 263 8688
40 S 231 507 999 1694 2650 3772 5018 6245 7270 7996 8426 8688 8688
45 M 142 174 350 546 801 972 1091 1072 875 573 297 161 7054
45 S 142 316 666 1212 2013 2985 4076 5148 6023 6595 6892 7054 7054
50 M 79 99 226 401 646 822 936 917 725 422 186 91 5549
50 S 79 178 405 805 1451 2273 3209 4125 4851 5272 5458 5549 5549
55 M 39 49 129 266 491 672 781 762 575 282 101 45 4193
55 S 39 89 218 484 975 1647 2428 3190 3765 4047 4148 4193 4193
60 M 16 19 61 152 340 522 626 607 427 165 45 19 2998
60 S 16 35 96 247 588 1110 1736 2343 2769 2934 2979 2998 2998
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 154 184 319 455 638 758 841 825 688 488 289 176 5815
50 S 154 338 657 1112 1750 2508 3348 4173 4862 5349 5638 5815 5815
Derived form the 1948-2012 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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