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Holdrege 5 North (5 mi. north) Station Comparison

Annual Data Through May 24th

 2018201720162015Normal
Accumulated GDD*207141142168174
Precipitation2.183.851.862.353.26

*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, May 24, 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
87.461.761.869.810.4644.70.00
Ragan
5 mi. W
86.960.761.870.48.9612.00.00
Axtell
5 mi. NE
87.659.859.670.010.1623.80.00
Smithfield
2 mi. E
87.259.662.867.99.6560.80.02
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
85.662.063.573.26.1632.20.00
Kearney
3 mi. E
86.961.160.074.910.0522.20.00
North Platte
3 mi. SW
85.457.258.671.74.6490.00.00

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 May 24, 2018

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
2070.030.040.032 leaves2
Ragan
5 mi. W
2120.030.030.032 leaves2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
2030.040.040.032 leaves2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
1970.030.030.032 leaves2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
1970.030.030.032 leaves2
Kearney
3 mi. E
2020.030.030.032 leaves2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
1790.030.020.022 leaves2

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 May 24, 2018

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
n/an/an/an/acotyledon2
Ragan
5 mi. W
n/a0.040.040.04cotyledon2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
880.040.040.04cotyledon2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
870.040.040.04cotyledon2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
880.040.030.03cotyledon2
Kearney
3 mi. E
890.040.040.04cotyledon2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
780.030.030.03cotyledon2

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.