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 59.7° 1.42
Last 31 Days 65.8° 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. 57 / 58 / 57   Optimal Root Growth   32 / 32 / 31   Irrigation Desired  
12 in. 60 / 60 / 60   93 / 93 / 93   Irrigation Needed  
24 in. 63 / 63 / 63   43 / 43 / 43   Irrigation Desired  
36 in. 63 / 63 / 63   18 / 18 / 18   Adequately Wet  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
1 3 0
Wet 10 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 35 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 6:07 PM on 9/22/2022


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 70° on Sep 10 55° on Sep 24
12 in. 68° on Sep 10 59° on Sep 24
24 in. 66.9° on Sep 13 63° on Sep 24
36 in. 65° on Sep 15 63° on Sep 20

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 70° on Sep 10 55° on Sep 24
12 in. 68° on Sep 10 59° on Sep 24
24 in. 66.9° on Sep 13 63° on Sep 24
36 in. 65° on Sep 15 63° on Sep 20

Record Soil Temperatures since: May 1, 2014

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 70° on Sep 10, 2022 55° on Sep 24, 2022
12 in. 68° on Sep 10, 2022 59° on Sep 24, 2022
24 in. 66.9° on Sep 13, 2022 63° on Sep 24, 2022
36 in. 65° on Sep 15, 2022 63° on Sep 20, 2022


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  All Time Avgs.
January 37.3°F
February 36.0°F
March 37.7°F
April 32.1°F
May 56.3°F
June 60.0°F
July 68.1°F
August 66.6°F
September 64.0°F
October 53.5°F
November 43.2°F
December 38.4°F


Soil Moisture Readings & Records
Sensor Pair #1 - at a depth of 4 in
Current Reading 32.0 cb
Daily Wettest 31.0 cb
Daily Driest 32.0 cb
Yearly Driest 255.0 cb 9/13/2022
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.000 in

0.827 in

1.66 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

1.42 in

3.80 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 in

0.593 in

2.14 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 0.593 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 1.42 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 0.827 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 = 3



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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