Leaf Wetness & Soil Moisture/Temperature

Data collected since 5/1/2014

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 71.0° 3.22
Last 31 Days 71.4° 1.42

Today's Planting & Watering Guide

Grass
Depth Temp °F
Now / Hi / Lo
Temperature Status Moisture cb
Now / Hi / Lo
Moisture Status:
4 in. 73 / 74 / 73   Optimal Shoot Growth   6 / 6 / 6   Saturated Soil  
12 in. 72 / 73 / 72   7 / 8 / 7   Saturated Soil  
24 in. 70 / 70 / 70   6 / 6 / 6   Saturated Soil  
36 in. 67 / 67 / 67   0 / 0 / 0   Saturated Soil  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
15.0 15.0 0.0
Wet 10 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 39 Minutes in the Last Hour

Leaf Graph

Rain

Current Inches per Minute Inches per Hour
Rain Rate 0.00 0.013
Last Storm 1.11 in. beginning on 8/17/2018
Rain Last Sensed at 6:49 AM on 8/18/2018
Duration of Current Episode 10 Minutes


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 77° on Aug 5 70° on Aug 1
12 in. 73.9° on Aug 6 70° on Aug 1
24 in. 70° on Aug 17 68° on Aug 1
36 in. 67° on Aug 17 64.9° on Aug 1

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 77° on Jul 5 28° on Feb 2
12 in. 73.9° on Aug 6 30.9° on Feb 2
24 in. 70° on Aug 17 34° on Feb 5
36 in. 67° on Aug 17 36° on Feb 2

Record Soil Temperatures since: May 1, 2014

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 82° on Jul 1, 2014 12.9° on Jan 31, 2015
12 in. 75° on Jul 1, 2014 21.9° on Jan 31, 2015
24 in. 71.1° on Aug 21, 2016 30.9° on Feb 21, 2015
36 in. 67° on Aug 17, 2018 32° on Mar 11, 2015


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  Current Year
January 31.1°F
February 31.0°F
March 32.0°F
April 37.9°F
May 57.2°F
June 64.1°F
July 72.2°F
August 72.7°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 6.0 cb
Daily Wettest 6.0 cb
Daily Driest 6.0 cb
Yearly Driest 165.0 cb 6/22/2018
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.011 in

0.839 in

2.49 in

Rainfall

0.02 in

3.224 in

4.29 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
0.009 in

2.385 in

1.8 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 2.385 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 3.224 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 0.839 in, measured by Indian Trail Weather. 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 or home is located close to the Indian Trail Weather site, with similar Darien silt loam 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 ... You can view the various soil types throughout Montgomery County, New York and the surronding areas along with the location of the Indian Trail Weather site here.

Estimated Days Until Irrigation is Required = 12



Special thanks to Jim McMurry at jcweather.us for his scripts and design of the graphs.
Special thanks to Steve Fitzgerald at tylertexasweather.com for his soil map design.
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