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

May 1st Through September 9th

 2021202020192018Normal
Accumulated GDD*25102512246525952514
Precipitation21.7012.1421.0918.9815.40
*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,

September 9th, 2021

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
78.850.676.372.44.1421.10.00
Ragan
5 mi. W
80.652.173.572.75.1426.00.00
Axtell
5 mi. NE
79.252.074.471.83.0429.70.00
Smithfield
2 mi. E
78.651.376.771.33.3420.90.00
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
80.749.670.572.94.9433.20.00
Kearney
3 mi. E
79.252.471.071.75.2433.80.00
North Platte
3 mi. SW
84.544.665.971.03.0440.70.00
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


ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR CORN (Inches per day)
Emergence Date May 10th
May 10th Through September 9th, 2021

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
25100.000.020.01Full Mature2
Ragan
5 mi. W
25680.000.000.00Full Mature2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
25490.000.020.01Full Mature2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
24860.000.020.01Full Mature2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
24970.000.020.01Full Mature2
Kearney
3 mi. E
26050.000.000.00Full Mature2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
24470.040.010.01Black Lay2

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 (Inches per day)
Emergence Date May 15th
May 15th Through September 9th, 2021

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
24740.000.000.00Mature2
Ragan
5 mi. W
25290.000.000.00Mature2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
25100.000.000.00Mature2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
24520.000.010.01Mature2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
24640.000.010.01Mature2
Kearney
3 mi. E
25690.000.000.00Mature2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
24140.000.030.02Mature2

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 Irrigation Operations Supervisor at 308 995-3555 or e-mail Dusty Way. 


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