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 September 30th

 2018201720162015Normal
Accumulated GDD*29472777283427512794
Precipitation19.0714.5311.0117.0617.08

*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, December 17, 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
51.825.772.835.18.2204.0n/a
Ragan
5 mi. W
53.725.164.534.76.3200.2n/a
Axtell
5 mi. NE
51.025.073.433.97.7206.4n/a
Smithfield
2 mi. E
52.127.671.832.67.0202.4n/a
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
53.621.758.931.84.7197.6n/a
Kearney
3 mi. E
52.427.967.132.28.2197.3n/a
North Platte
3 mi. SW
46.221.769.931.63.4200.1n/a

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 September 30, 2018

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
29470.000.000.00Full Mature2
Ragan
5 mi. W
29380.000.000.00Full Mature2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
29310.000.000.00Full Mature2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
28890.000.000.00Full Mature2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
28360.000.000.00Full Mature2
Kearney
3 mi. E
29400.000.000.00Full Mature2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
26660.000.000.00Full Mature2

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 30, 2018

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
28290.000.000.00Mature2
Ragan
5 mi. W
28160.000.000.00Mature2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
28160.000.000.00Mature2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
27780.000.000.00Mature2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
27280.000.000.00Mature2
Kearney
3 mi. E
28270.000.000.00Mature2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
25640.000.000.00Mature2

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.