On-Line Weather & Evapotranspiration Data

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

 

StationHigh Temp.Low Temp.Rel. HumiditySoil Temp. F (at 4 in.)24 hr. Avg. Wind Speed (mph)Solar Langleys*Precipitation
Holdrege 4 mi. N39.311.082.330.94.8230.70.00
Holdrege 7 mi. S41.112.778.828.83.6222.70.00
Minden 2 mi. N, 4 W38.45.683.230.23.9192.50.00
Smithfield 2 mi. E39.212.382.728.64.1222.70.00
Gothenburg 1 mi. W, .5 mi. N38.211.082.932.54.1216.80.00
Kearney 2.5 mi. E37.37.781.629.14.3224.00.00
North Platte 2.0 mi. S39.712.380.830.23.1216.50.00

 

 

Holdrege 4 North (4 mi. north) Station Comparison – May 10th through Sept. 30th, 2017
 2017201620152014Normal
Accumulated GDD*2,7772,8342,7512,5652,833
Precipitation14.4611.0117.0615.3517.08
*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, January 2nd
, 2018

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
22.5

-8.4

76.1

30.6

8.6

246.80.0
Holdrege
7 mi. S
24.7

-8.7

73.7

28.2

5.7

226.3

0.0
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
22.4
-9.5
74.9
29.4
7.4
207.8
0.0
Smithfield
2 mi. E
23.2
-9.877.327.07.1
236.1
0.0
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, .5 mi. N
23.3
-12.5
77.5
32.2
3.6
223.9

0.0

Kearney
2.5 mi. E

23.5

-5.972.7
27.7
8.3

241.0

0.0
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

23.7-14.175.8
29.7

4.3

219.3
0.0
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
 

 


Link to Monthly Climatic Data/Evapotranspiration Summary
2015 Growing Season

 


 

ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR CORN
Average Emergence Date – May 10th
(Inches per day) Through September 30th, 2017
Station

Accum. Growing Degree Days

Past
3 Days
Day
Future
3 Days
Growth Stage
Maturity Class
Holdrege
4 mi. N
2,777
0.00

0.00

0.00

FullMature

2
Holdrege
7 mi. S
2,784

0.00

0.00

0.00

FullMature

2
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
2,777

0.00

0.00

0.00

FullMature

2

Smithfield
2 mi. E
2,713
0.00
0.00
0.00

FullMature

2
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, 0.5 mi. N
2,696
0.00

0.00

0.00

FullMature

2
Kearney
2.5 mi. E
2,815
0.00

0.00

0.00

FullMature

2
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

2,641
0.00
0.00
0.00

FullMature

 

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, 2017
Station
 

Accum. Growing
Degree Days

Past
3 Days
Day
Future
3 Days
Growth Stage
Maturity Class
Holdrege
4 mi. N
2,669
0.00

0.00

0.00

Mature
2
Holdrege
7 mi. S
2,670
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Minden
2 mi. N, 4 W
2,666
0.00
0.00
0.00
Mature
2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
2,611
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Gothenburg
1 mi. W, 0.5 mi. N
2,597
0.00

0.00

0.00
Mature
2
Kearney
2.5 mi. E
2,703
0.00
0.00
0.00Mature
2
North Platte
2.0 mi. S

2,542
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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Crop water use estimates provided by the High Plains Regional Climate Center at the Uiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln.