LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(224939) LAUREL
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
65 534 412 256 87 12 0 0 0 4 84 288 494 2169
60 394 289 151 35 2 0 0 0 0 35 177 355 1440
57 317 224 104 18 0 0 0 0 0 17 124 280 1085
55 269 184 78 11 0 0 0 0 0 10 95 234 881
50 165 103 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 41 134 481
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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