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 July 28th

 2021202020192018Normal
Accumulated GDD*15521637151017221580
Precipitation13.869.0717.4911.3711.41
*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 28th, 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
91.869.077.178.35.0623.60.00
Ragan
5 mi. W
95.868.268.582.46.4620.00.00
Axtell
5 mi. NE
93.468.876.581.54.4617.70.00
Smithfield
2 mi. E
93.868.672.379.85.4622.00.00
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
98.569.856.683.88.1589.20.00
Kearney
3 mi. E
94.969.268.583.98.0619.80.00
North Platte
3 mi. SW
103.372.747.885.09.2601.40.00
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 July 28th, 2021

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
15520.260.290.29Blister2
Ragan
5 mi. W
15790.300.350.33Blister2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
15700.260.290.28Blister2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
15320.270.310.31Blister2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
15310.340.420.37Blister2
Kearney
3 mi. E
16080.300.370.33Blister2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
15190.400.450.38Blister2

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 July 28th, 2021

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
14890.190.260.27Beg Seed2
Ragan
5 mi. W
15130.210.290.29Beg Seed2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
15040.200.250.26Beg Seed2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
14700.210.250.27Beg Seed2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
14700.280.300.30Beg Seed2
Kearney
3 mi. E
15440.220.280.28Beg Seed2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
14560.340.390.35Beg 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 Irrigation Operations Supervisor at 308 995-3555 or e-mail Dusty Way. 


Link to Weekly Crop ET Information and NAWMN Site Location Map

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