SAUCIER EXP FOREST, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1954 To Year=2012
Station:(227840) SAUCIER EXP FOREST
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 364 418 645 825 1058 1188 1289 1277 1119 885 594 426 10089
40 S 364 782 1428 2253 3311 4499 5789 7066 8184 9069 9663 10089 10089
45 M 241 292 494 675 903 1038 1134 1122 969 730 447 291 8336
45 S 241 533 1026 1702 2605 3643 4778 5899 6868 7598 8045 8336 8336
50 M 143 183 348 526 748 888 979 967 819 575 311 180 6666
50 S 143 326 674 1199 1947 2836 3815 4782 5601 6176 6487 6666 6666
55 M 74 100 218 378 593 738 824 812 669 423 193 98 5120
55 S 74 174 392 770 1363 2102 2926 3738 4407 4830 5022 5120 5120
60 M 30 45 115 239 438 588 669 657 519 278 101 45 3725
60 S 30 76 190 430 868 1456 2126 2782 3302 3580 3681 3725 3725
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 216 254 405 543 728 820 889 884 779 587 369 256 6731
50 S 216 470 875 1418 2146 2966 3855 4739 5518 6105 6475 6731 6731
Derived form the 1954-2012 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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