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 59.5° 0.03
Last 31 Days 61.7° 2.47

Today's Planting & Watering Guide

Grass
Depth Temp °F
Now / Hi / Lo
Temperature Status Moisture cb
Now / Hi / Lo
Moisture Status:
4 in. 64 / 65 / 64   Optimal Root/Shoot Growth   94 / 95 / 94   Irrigation Needed  
12 in. 64 / 64 / 64   200 / 200 / 200   Dangerously Dry  
24 in. 63 / 63 / 63   47 / 47 / 47   Irrigation Desired  
36 in. 62 / 62 / 62   12 / 12 / 12   Adequately Wet  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
0.0 4.0 0.0
Wet 6 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 47 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 11:39 PM on 9/15/2019


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 69° on Sep 11 54° on Sep 7
12 in. 66° on Sep 1 61° on Sep 20
24 in. 66° on Sep 1 63° on Sep 19
36 in. 64.9° on Sep 2 62° on Sep 20

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 76° on Jul 20 25° on Feb 27
12 in. 72° on Jul 29 28.9° on Mar 7
24 in. 69.1° on Jul 21 33.1° on Mar 31
36 in. 66° on Jul 31 35.1° on Apr 7

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. 66.9° on Sep 5, 2018 32° on Mar 11, 2015


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  Current Year
January 71.9°F
February 29.9°F
March 32.0°F
April 40.7°F
May 54.6°F
June 64.5°F
July 71.7°F
August 69.5°F
September 64.3°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 94.0 cb
Daily Wettest 94.0 cb
Daily Driest 95.0 cb
Yearly Driest 255.0 cb 8/30/2019
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.013 in

0.906 in

2.39 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

0.03 in

1.19 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
-0.013 in

-0.876 in

-1.2 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 -0.876 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 0.03 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 0.906 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 = 0



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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