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 64.6° 0.95
Last 31 Days 54.0° 3.53

Today's Planting & Watering Guide

Grass
Depth Temp °F
Now / Hi / Lo
Temperature Status Moisture cb
Now / Hi / Lo
Moisture Status:
4 in. 68 / 68 / 63   Optimal Shoot Growth   9 / 9 / 7   Saturated Soil  
12 in. 63 / 63 / 62   13 / 14 / 13   Adequately Wet  
24 in. 58 / 58 / 57   14 / 14 / 13   Adequately Wet  
36 in. 54 / 54 / 53   10 / 10 / 10   Saturated Soil  

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
Rain Last Sensed at 3:44 AM on 5/18/2024


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 68° on May 21 51.1° on May 13
12 in. 63° on May 21 53.1° on May 6
24 in. 58° on May 21 48.9° on May 1
36 in. 54° on May 21 46.9° on May 1

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 68° on May 21 30.9° on Feb 25
12 in. 63° on May 21 33.1° on Feb 24
24 in. 58° on May 21 -41.1° on Feb 14
36 in. 54° on May 21 -42° on Feb 14

Record Soil Temperatures since: May 1, 2014

Depth Record High Record Low
4 in. 75° on Jul 28, 2023 30.9° on Feb 25, 2024
12 in. 71.1° on Jul 7, 2023 33.1° on Feb 24, 2024
24 in. 69.1° on Jul 16, 2023 -41.1° on Aug 23, 2023
36 in. 66° on Jul 29, 2023 -42° on Feb 14, 2024


Average Monthly Soil Temperatures
at a depth of 4 in
Month  All Time Avgs.
January 36.9°F
February 35.5°F
March 37.6°F
April 37.7°F
May 56.2°F
June 60.2°F
July 68.3°F
August 66.6°F
September 63.9°F
October 53.7°F
November 43.4°F
December 38.2°F


Soil Moisture Readings & Records
Sensor Pair #1 - at a depth of 4 in
Current Reading 9.0 cb
Daily Wettest 7.0 cb
Daily Driest 9.0 cb
Yearly Driest 100.0 cb 3/7/2023
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.178 in

1.028 in

2.17 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

0.95 in

2.08 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
-0.178 in

-0.078 in

-0.09 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 -0.078 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 0.95 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 1.028 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 = 9



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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