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 62.4° 0.87
Last 31 Days 36.1° 4.06

Today's Planting & Watering Guide

Grass
Depth Temp °F
Now / Hi / Lo
Temperature Status Moisture cb
Now / Hi / Lo
Moisture Status:
4 in. 64 / 64 / 64   Optimal Root/Shoot Growth   14 / 14 / 13   Adequately Wet  
12 in. 62 / 62 / 62   16 / 16 / 16   Adequately Wet  
24 in. 58 / 58 / 58   12 / 12 / 12   Adequately Wet  
36 in. 54 / 54 / 54   8 / 8 / 8   Saturated Soil  

Soil Graph

Leaf Wetness Sensor

0 = Dry   15 = Wet
Current Day's High Day's Low
0 0 0
Wet 0 Minutes in the Last 10 Min.
Wet 0 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 5:11 PM on 5/22/2022


Record Soil Temperatures This Month

Depth High Low
4 in. 68° on May 22 43° on May 1
12 in. 64° on May 22 45° on May 1
24 in. 58° on May 25 45° on May 1
36 in. 54° on May 24 44.1° on May 3

Record Soil Temperatures This Year

Depth Yearly High Yearly Low
4 in. 68° on May 22 26.1° on Jan 15
12 in. 64° on May 22 30.9° on Jan 22
24 in. 58° on May 25 34° on Feb 11
36 in. 54° on May 24 36° on Feb 17

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. 68° on Jul 28, 2020 32° on Mar 11, 2015


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 56.1°F
June 59.5°F
July 68.0°F
August 66.3°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 14.0 cb
Daily Wettest 13.0 cb
Daily Driest 14.0 cb
Yearly Driest 255.0 cb 1/15/2022
Additional Observations
Conditions Current 7-Days Month-to-Date
Evapotranspiration

0.091 in

1.465 in

4.16 in

Rainfall

0.00 in

0.87 in

2.69 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
-0.091 in

-0.595 in

-1.47 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 -0.595 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 0.87 in minus the last 7-Days of ET 1.465 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 = 5



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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