Leaf Wetness & Soil Moisture/Temperature

Data collected since 4/16/2016

The soil sensors are buried in the ground at the levels indicated below.
Each level has a temperature probe and a moisture sensor.

Moisture is measured in Centibars (cb) with a range of 0 to 200
with 0 being totally saturated and anything over 100 being extremely dry.
The centibar (cb) is an agricultural unit of soil water tension
(water pressure on plant roots)
See the Chart for Details.

Avg Air Temp °F Rain in.
Last 7 Days 55.4° 0.38
Last 31 Days 62.9° 0.00

Today's Planting & Watering Guide

Grass
Depth Temp °F
Now / Hi / Lo
Temperature Status Moisture cb
Now / Hi / Lo
Moisture Status:
4 in. 65 / 65 / 61   Optimal Root/Shoot Growth   37 / 37 / 35   Irrigation Desired  
12 in. 64 / 64 / 62   29 / 29 / 28   Irrigation Desired  
24 in. 63 / 63 / 63   19 / 19 / 18   Adequately Wet  
36 in. 64 / 64 / 64   21 / 21 / 21   Adequately Wet  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
0 15 0
Wet 0 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 0 Minutes in the Last Hour

Leaf Graph

Rain

Current Inches per Minute Inches per Hour
Rain Rate 0.00 0.000
Rain Last Sensed at 1:15 AM on 25/9/2021


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 76° on Sep 1 59° on Sep 25
12 in. 75° on Sep 1 60° on Sep 26
24 in. 73° on Sep 1 63° on Sep 25
36 in. 72° on Sep 1 64° on Sep 26

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 82° on Jul 5 27° on Feb 15
12 in. 80.1° on Jul 5 28° on Feb 17
24 in. 75° on Jul 6 30.9° on Feb 20
36 in. 73° on Jul 26 33.1° on Mar 12

Record Soil Temperatures since: April 16, 2016

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 85° on Jul 8, 2020 25° on Jan 27, 2019
12 in. 82.9° on Jul 8, 2020 27° on Jan 26, 2019
24 in. 78.1° on Jul 20, 2019 30° on Feb 2, 2019
36 in. 75.9° on Jul 20, 2019 32° on Feb 3, 2019


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  Current Year
January 31.6°F
February 29.8°F
March 34.5°F
April 47.6°F
May 60.0°F
June 74.6°F
July 76.1°F
August 74.7°F
September 68.1°F
October 50.7°F
November 41.3°F
December 32.8°F


Soil Moisture Readings & Records
Sensor Pair #1 - at a depth of 4 in
Current Reading 37.0 cb
Daily Wettest 35.0 cb
Daily Driest 37.0 cb
Yearly Driest 200.0 cb 1/5/2021
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.127 in

0.543 in

2.56 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

0.38 in

1.62 in

ET describes the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the surface to the atmosphere. Evaporation is the movement of water to the air from the soil, canopy interception, and water bodies. Transpiration is the movement of water within a plant and the subsequent loss of water as vapour through stomata in its leaves.

Irrigation Index1
Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
-0.127 in

-0.163 in

-0.94 in

1Estimated amount of water needed to replace the water used by plants and evaporation. (Negative numbers mean amount of water needed, positive numbers mean excess water is present).

The 7-Days Irrigation Index of -0.163 in is a very useful and accurate guide used to determine how much water is needed to maintain your plants. It is derived by taking the last 7 days of rainfall 0.38 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 0.543 in, measured by CurtisZMWeather. The index represents the amount of water needed to replace that lost by ET over the last week. (A positive 7-Day Index means excess water is present).

For agricultural purposes, if your farm is located close to the CurtisZMWeather site, with gumbo soil and SHALLOW rooted crops, such as grains, beets, beans or corn use the "Estimated Days Until Irrigation is Required" calculation, reported below. If irrigation is not available, use this calculation to alert you when to start your rain dance ...

Estimated Days Until Irrigation is Required = 16



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