STATE UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=2012
Station:(228374) STATE UNIVERSITY
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
65 644 505 326 120 20 1 0 0 8 107 343 586 2661
60 497 375 211 57 4 0 0 0 2 48 224 440 1859
57 414 303 154 33 1 0 0 0 0 27 164 358 1456
55 362 259 122 22 1 0 0 0 0 18 130 306 1219
50 243 162 61 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 65 193 735
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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