Online Weather & Evapotranspiration Data

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


Holdrege 5 North (5 mi. north) Station Comparison

Annual Data Through August 20th

 2018201720162015Normal
Accumulated GDD*22132039212819692124
Precipitation15.5611.258.5215.6713.64

*Accumulated Growing Degree Days for medium-season corn emerging May 10.
Funding for weather stations received from the Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Nebraska Lottery.

Climatic Information

Last 24 hour period ending at midnight, August 20, 2018

StationHigh
Temp.
Low
Temp.
Relative
Humidity
Soil Temp.
F (at 4 in.)
24hr Avg.
Wind Spd
(mph)
Solar
Langleys*
Precip. (in.)**
Holdrege
5 mi. N
72.757.183.170.08.4414.70.0
Ragan
5 mi. W
74.556.180.672.111.1400.90.0
Axtell
5 mi. NE
70.955.487.170.69.3364.80.0
Smithfield
2 mi. E
72.755.780.670.59.8351.80.0
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
74.251.068.771.411.0533.30.0
Kearney
3 mi. E
71.856.283.769.212.3382.40.0
North Platte
3 mi. SW
72.548.059.367.87.1539.70.0

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

 


Link to Nebraska Water Management Network ET Gauge Data for Phelps, Kearney & Gosper Counties


ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR CORN
Average Emergence Date – May 10th
(Inches per day) Through August 20, 2018

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
22130.130.140.15Full Dent2
Ragan
5 mi. W
22080.150.170.17Full Dent2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
22030.130.120.14Full Dent2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
21630.150.160.18Full Dent2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
21370.200.270.26Beg Dent2
Kearney
3 mi. E
22150.150.140.15Full Dent2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
19900.200.260.26Beg Dent2

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 August 20, 2018

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
20950.060.060.06Beg Mature2
Ragan
5 mi. W
20850.080.080.07Beg Mature2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
20880.060.050.06Beg Mature2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
20520.090.080.08Beg Mature2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
20280.130.160.14Beg Mature2
Kearney
3 mi. E
21020.070.060.06Beg Mature2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
18890.180.230.22Full Seed2

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 District Conservation Director at 308 995-3550 or e-mail Marcia Trompke. 


Link to Nebraska Water Management Network ET Gauge Data for Phelps, Kearney & Gosper Counties

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