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Local Weather and Crop Water-use Data from Central’s Automated Weather Stations

 

Holdrege 4 North (4 miles north) Station Comparison
May 10th through September 30th, 2016
 
2016
2015
2014
2013
Normal
Accumulated GDD*
2,834
2,751
2,565 2,815
2,794
Precipitation
10.59
16.63
15.35
13.08
15.91

*Accumulated Growing Degree Days for medium-season corn emerging May 10th.

Funding for weather stations received from the Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Nebraska Lottery

 

 

 

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CLIMATIC INFORMATION
Last 24-hour period ending at midnight, March 21st, 2017

Station
High Temp.
Low
Temp.
Rel. Humidity
Soil Temp. F
(at 4 in.)
24-Hour Avg.
Wind Speed (mi./hr.)
Solar
Langleys*
Precip. (in.)**
Holdrege
4 mi. N
52.7

34.0

55.1

52.0

14.2

477.9
n/a
Holdrege
7 mi. S
55.5

34.4

53.0

50.6

14.2

452.3

n/a
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
52.2
34.6
57.1
52.6
12.2
445.4
n/a
Smithfield
2 mi. E
53.3

34.2

57.9 51.0 13.4
510.4
n/a
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, .5 mi. N
51.9
34.3
59.5
52.3
11.7
461.6

n/a

Kearney
2.5 mi. E

49.6

34.7

58.4

51.9
14.1

405.2

n/a
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

54.2
35.2 57.3
50.1

9.4

440.1
n/a
Solar Langley = A unit for measuring solar radiation. One langley per minute = 697.3 Watts per square meter
** n/a – Not available; rain gauges deactivated during winter months
 

 


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2015 Growing Season

 


 

ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR CORN
Average Emergence Date – May 10th
(Inches per day) Through September 30th, 2016
Station

Accum. Growing Degree Days

Past
3 Days
Day
Future
3 Days
Growth Stage
Maturity Class
Holdrege
4 mi. N
2,834
0.00

0.00

0.00

Full Mature

2
Holdrege
7 mi. S
2,841

0.00

0.00

0.00

Full Mature

2
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
2,863

0.00

0.00

0.00

Full Mature

2

Smithfield
2 mi. E
2,718
0.00
0.00
0.00

Full Mature

2
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, 0.5 mi. N
2,691
0.00

0.00

0.00

Full Mature

2
Kearney
2.5 mi. E
2,932
0.00

0.00

0.00

Full Mature

2
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

2,676
0.00
0.00
0.00

Full Mature

2
Maturity Class: 1 = Early; 2 = Medium; 3 = Late
Maturity Class: 1 – early season corn = 2,400 GDD; 2 – Medium season corn = 2,500 GDD; 3 – late season corn = 2,750 GDD

 

ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR SOYBEANS
Emergence Date – May 20th
(Inches per day) Through September 30th, 2016
Station
 

Accum. Growing
Degree Days

Past
3 Days
Day
Future
3 Days
Growth Stage
Maturity Class
Holdrege
4 mi. N
2,759
0.00

0.00

0.00

Mature
2
Holdrege
7 mi. S
2,765
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
2,786
0.00
0.00
0.00
Mature
2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
2,643
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, 0.5 mi. N
2,624
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Kearney
2.5 mi. E
2,855
0.00
0.00
0.00 Mature
2
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

2,614
0.00
0.00
0.00
Mature
2
Maturity Class: 1 = Early; 2 = Medium; 3 = Late
Maturity Class: 1 – early season soybeans = 2,400 GDD; 2 – Medium season soybeans = 2,500 GDD; 3 – late season soybeans = 2,750 GDD

If you have questions about the above data, contact the Holdrege Irrigation Office at (308) 995-3550 or Conservation Director Marcia Trompke.

 

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LINK TO NEBRASKA WATER MANAGEMENT NETWORK ET GAGE DATA FOR PHELPS, KEARNEY & GOSPER COUNTIES

Crop water use estimates provided by the High Plains Regional Climate Center at the Uiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln.