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 68.7° 2.12
Last 31 Days 70.5° 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. 72 / 75 / 72   Optimal Shoot Growth   11 / 11 / 10   Adequately Wet  
12 in. 72 / 74 / 72   3 / 3 / 2   Saturated Soil  
24 in. 71 / 71 / 70   28 / 29 / 28   Irrigation Desired  
36 in. 69 / 69 / 69   3 / 3 / 2   Saturated Soil  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
0.0 15.0 0.0
Wet 0 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 28 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 5:18 PM on 21/6/2018


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 80° on Jun 17 66° on Jun 4
12 in. 78.1° on Jun 17 66.9° on Jun 4
24 in. 72° on Jun 18 66° on Jun 4
36 in. 70° on Jun 19 64.9° on Jun 1

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 80° on Jun 17 27° on Jan 14
12 in. 78.1° on Jun 17 28.9° on Jan 14
24 in. 72° on Jun 18 32° on Jan 14
36 in. 70° on Jun 19 33.1° on Mar 5

Record Soil Temperatures since: April 16, 2016

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 84° on Jul 22, 2016 27° on Jan 14, 2018
12 in. 82° on Jul 22, 2016 28.9° on Jan 14, 2018
24 in. 77° on Jul 22, 2016 32° on Jan 14, 2018
36 in. 75° on Jul 25, 2016 33.1° on Mar 5, 2018


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  Current Year
January 31.2°F
February 30.0°F
March 32.3°F
April 37.1°F
May 62.5°F
June 72.3°F
July 32.0°F
August 32.0°F
September 32.0°F
October 32.0°F
November 32.0°F
December 32.0°F


Soil Moisture Readings & Records
Sensor Pair #1 - at a depth of 4 in
Current Reading 11.0 cb
Daily Wettest 10.0 cb
Daily Driest 11.0 cb
Yearly Driest 200.0 cb 1/1/2018
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.031 in

0.835 in

3.47 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

2.122 in

4.64 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
-0.031 in

1.287 in

1.17 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 1.287 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 2.122 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 0.835 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 = 13



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