OAKLEY EXP STA, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1948 To Year=2012
Station:(226476) OAKLEY EXP STA
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 218 289 528 717 986 1146 1280 1253 1057 760 459 286 8978
40 S 218 506 1034 1751 2737 3883 5163 6416 7473 8233 8692 8978 8978
45 M 131 187 384 568 831 996 1125 1098 907 606 327 181 7341
45 S 131 318 703 1270 2101 3098 4223 5321 6228 6833 7160 7341 7341
50 M 71 110 257 423 676 846 970 943 757 454 215 106 5827
50 S 71 181 437 860 1536 2382 3352 4295 5052 5506 5721 5827 5827
55 M 33 56 152 286 521 696 815 788 607 312 126 55 4447
55 S 33 89 240 527 1048 1744 2560 3348 3955 4266 4392 4447 4447
60 M 12 22 75 171 369 546 660 633 459 192 61 23 3225
60 S 12 34 110 281 650 1196 1856 2489 2948 3141 3202 3225 3225
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 138 185 327 461 665 787 870 847 711 503 298 183 5973
50 S 138 322 650 1111 1776 2563 3433 4279 4990 5493 5791 5973 5973
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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