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 July 18th

 2019201820172016Normal
Accumulated GDD*1,2781,4981,3251,3521,334
Precipitation16.9210.377.497.8110.31

*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,

July 18th, 2019

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
94.570.169.287.03.7694.80.0
Ragan
5 mi. W
94.570.170.684.33.9647.80.0
Axtell
5 mi. NE
94.768.673.484.83.4648.30.0
Smithfield
2 mi. E
93.869.171.378.83.6632.90.0
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
98.168.162.084.84.3643.80.0
Kearney
3 mi. E
95.272.668.486.85.5516.00.0
North Platte
3 mi. SW
99.667.357.785.84.3690.10.0

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 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 July 18th, 2019

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
1,2780.320.330.32Silks2
Ragan
5 mi. W
1,2740.300.310.32Silks2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
1,2790.300.300.30Silks2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
1,2370.280.300.31Silks2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
1,1790.290.340.3416 leaves2
Kearney
3 mi. E
1,2850.280.300.30Silks2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
1,1460.290.350.3416 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 July 18th, 2019

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
1,1430.280.290.30Full Bloom2
Ragan
5 mi. W
1,1370.270.280.29Full Bloom2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
1,1420.270.270.28Full Bloom2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
1,1090.250.260.28Full Bloom2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
1,0570.260.300.30Full Bloom2
Kearney
3 mi. E
1,1490.250.270.28Full Bloom2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
1,0310.270.320.30Full Bloom2

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.