VICKSBURG MILITARY PARK, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Heating Degree Days

From Year=1967 To Year=2004
Station:(229216) VICKSBURG MILITARY PARK
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
65 567 417 253 85 6 0 0 0 5 74 277 485 2170
60 425 293 148 34 0 0 0 0 1 25 171 351 1448
57 346 228 101 17 0 0 0 0 0 11 120 278 1102
55 297 189 76 10 0 0 0 0 0 6 92 233 903
50 188 110 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 40 138 512
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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