ENTERPRISE, MISSISSIPPI

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1891 To Year=1983
Station:(222795) ENTERPRISE
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 235 322 629 804 1006 1144 1257 1218 1031 714 446 282 9089
40 S 235 557 1186 1990 2997 4141 5398 6616 7647 8360 8806 9089 9089
45 M 147 219 486 656 851 994 1102 1063 881 559 311 178 7446
45 S 147 366 852 1507 2359 3353 4455 5518 6399 6957 7268 7446 7446
50 M 82 135 348 509 696 844 947 908 731 407 193 104 5906
50 S 82 217 565 1075 1771 2615 3562 4470 5201 5608 5802 5906 5906
55 M 38 73 225 368 541 694 792 753 581 268 104 53 4490
55 S 38 111 336 704 1245 1939 2732 3484 4066 4334 4437 4490 4490
60 M 11 33 128 239 389 544 637 598 435 151 46 15 3227
60 S 11 45 172 411 801 1345 1982 2580 3015 3166 3212 3227 3227
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 154 197 404 531 673 780 857 845 695 481 294 166 6078
50 S 154 352 756 1287 1960 2741 3598 4442 5137 5618 5912 6078 6078
Derived form the 1891-1983 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
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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