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 June 2nd

 2020201920182017Normal
Accumulated GDD*292278400278309
Precipitation6.175.383.124.224.52

*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,

June 2nd, 2020

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
95.162.257.272.710.0600.00.95
Ragan
5 mi. W
94.163.058.575.98.6605.90.01
Axtell
5 mi. NE
94.264.155.075.59.6570.90.01
Smithfield
2 mi. E
95.561.854.971.38.4603.90.01
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
96.061.454.674.76.1394.30.00
Kearney
3 mi. E
93.966.253.876.59.7413.20.00
North Platte
3 mi. SW
96.655.050.877.45.9577.60.00

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

Link to Nebraska Water Management Network ET Gauge Data for Phelps, Kearney & Gosper Counties


ESTIMATED WATER USE FOR CORN (Inches per day)
Emergence Date May 10th
May 10th Through June 2nd, 2020

StationAccum. Growing
Degree Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
2920.050.060.054leaves2
Ragan
5 mi. W
2980.050.060.054leaves2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
2910.050.060.054leaves2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
2790.050.050.054leaves2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
2750.040.040.044leaves2
Kearney
3 mi. E
2820.040.050.054leaves2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
2810.040.050.044leaves2

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 20th
May 20th Through June 2nd, 2020

StationAccum.
Growing
Degree
Days
Past
3 Days
DayFuture
3 Days
Growth
Stage
Maturity
Class
Holdrege
5 mi. N
2120.060.060.05Cotyledon2
Ragan
5 mi. W
2140.060.050.05Cotyledon2
Axtell
5 mi. NE
2100.060.060.05Cotyledon2
Smithfield
2 mi. E
2050.060.060.05Cotyledon2
Gothenburg
2 mi. NW
2050.050.040.04Cotyledon2
Kearney
3 mi. E
2080.050.050.05Cotyledon2
North Platte
3 mi. SW
2100.050.050.05Cotyledon2

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 O & M Assistant Supervisor at 308 995-3555 or e-mail Dusty Way. 


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.