CANTON, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1892 To Year=2012
Station:(221389) CANTON
Averages Daily Extremes
Heating Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
65 574 461 287 103 16 0 0 0 7 103 312 539 2403
60 433 335 180 46 3 0 0 0 1 47 200 398 1644
57 355 267 128 26 1 0 0 0 0 26 146 320 1268
55 306 225 100 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 115 272 1051
50 199 138 48 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 55 166 614
Heating Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the base temperature and the daily average temperature. (Base Temp. - Daily Ave. Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is below the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 65 and the low temperature was 31, the base 50 heating degree day units is 50 - ((65 + 31) / 2) = 2. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
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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