STATE UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI

NCDC 1971-2000 Monthly Normals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Mean Max. Temperature (F) 51.9 57.2 65.8 73.9 81.3 88.1 91.3 90.8 85.3 75.6 64.6 55.3 73.4
Highest Mean Max. Temperature (F) 59.1 65.0 72.0 80.0 85.7 93.8 96.7 97.6 91.8 80.4 70.9 63.5 97.6
Year Highest Occurred 1999 1976 1974 1981 1996 1977 1980 2000 1980 1998 1990 1984 2000
Lowest Mean Max. Temperature (F) 40.4 45.8 59.2 68.8 74.6 82.9 87.2 85.6 78.6 69.1 56.4 46.1 40.4
Year Lowest Occurred 1977 1978 1978 1983 1976 1983 1994 1992 1974 1976 1976 1989 1977
Mean Temperature (F) 41.7 46.1 54.2 61.8 70.2 77.5 81.0 79.8 74.0 63.0 53.4 45.0 62.3
Highest Mean Temperature (F) 49.0 52.5 60.1 68.3 74.5 81.4 85.2 84.1 79.5 68.9 59.1 53.6 85.2
Year Highest Occurred 1974 1976 1997 1981 1996 1998 1980 2000 1980 1971 1985 1984 1980
Lowest Mean Temperature (F) 30.7 34.9 48.8 57.9 63.9 72.5 78.1 75.4 68.4 57.4 44.6 35.8 30.7
Year Lowest Occurred 1977 1978 1978 1997 1976 1974 1972 1992 1974 1976 1976 1989 1977
Mean Min. Temperature (F) 31.5 34.9 42.5 49.7 59.0 66.8 70.6 68.8 62.6 50.4 42.2 34.6 51.1
Highest Mean Min. Temperature (F) 39.1 41.0 48.3 56.7 64.7 71.1 74.4 71.7 67.3 57.9 49.6 45.3 74.4
Year Highest Occurred 1974 1990 1997 1981 1991 1998 1997 1995 1980 1971 1985 1971 1997
Lowest Mean Min. Temperature (F) 21.1 24.0 37.2 45.1 53.2 60.8 66.7 65.0 58.2 42.2 32.8 25.5 21.1
Year Lowest Occurred 1977 1978 1996 1997 1976 1974 1972 1973 1974 1987 1976 1989 1977
Mean Precipitation (in.) 5.70 4.85 6.07 5.62 4.88 4.03 4.35 3.33 3.48 3.35 4.66 5.13 55.45
Highest Precipitation (in.) 13.55 10.17 16.13 16.47 12.21 9.61 12.39 6.93 10.37 9.40 9.80 13.67 16.47
Year Highest Occurred 1974 1983 1980 1979 1983 1989 1979 1991 1979 1985 2000 1982 1979
Lowest Precipitation (in.) 0.71 1.49 2.34 0.54 0.33 0.26 0.63 0.55 0.21 0.20 1.39 0.85 0.20
Year Lowest Occurred 1986 1972 1982 1986 1977 1988 2000 2000 1984 1987 1985 1980 1987
Heating Degree Days (F) 723. 532. 346. 140. 26. 0. 0. 0. 10. 130. 358. 623. 2888.
Cooling Degree Days (F) 0. 0. 10. 43. 185. 374. 494. 458. 277. 67. 11. 1. 1920.

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