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 71.3° 0.27
Last 31 Days 69.1° 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. 75 / 76 / 73   Optimal Shoot Growth   196 / 199 / 180   Dangerously Dry  
12 in. 74 / 75 / 73   84 / 84 / 81   Irrigation Needed  
24 in. 71 / 71 / 71   13 / 13 / 13   Adequately Wet  
36 in. 69 / 69 / 69   23 / 23 / 20   Adequately Wet  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
1 15 0
Wet 10 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 60 Minutes in the Last Hour

Leaf Graph

Rain

Current Inches per Minute Inches per Hour
Rain Rate 0.00 0.000
Last Storm 0.77 in. beginning on 30/6/2022
Rain Last Sensed at 12:59 PM on 30/6/2022


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 79° on Jun 25 63° on Jun 3
12 in. 77° on Jun 20 63° on Jun 6
24 in. 72° on Jun 24 62.1° on Jun 5
36 in. 69.1° on Jun 24 60.1° on Jun 1

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 79° on Jun 25 21.9° on Feb 4
12 in. 77° on Jun 20 24.1° on Feb 19
24 in. 72° on Jun 24 28° on Feb 26
36 in. 69.1° on Jun 24 30.9° on Feb 19

Record Soil Temperatures since: April 16, 2016

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 85° on Jul 8, 2020 21.9° on Feb 4, 2022
12 in. 82.9° on Jul 8, 2020 24.1° on Feb 19, 2022
24 in. 78.1° on Jul 20, 2019 28° on Feb 26, 2022
36 in. 75.9° on Jul 20, 2019 30.9° on Feb 19, 2022


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  Current Year
January 28.5°F
February 25.7°F
March 31.3°F
April 39.6°F
May 58.8°F
June 71.0°F
July 76.1°F
August 74.7°F
September 67.7°F
October 55.7°F
November 41.8°F
December 33.9°F


Soil Moisture Readings & Records
Sensor Pair #1 - at a depth of 4 in
Current Reading 196.0 cb
Daily Wettest 180.0 cb
Daily Driest 199.0 cb
Yearly Driest 255.0 cb 1/1/2022
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.149 in

1.803 in

6.49 in

Rainfall

0.77 in

0.27 in

2.52 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
0.621 in

-1.533 in

-3.97 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 -1.533 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 0.27 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 1.803 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 = 0



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