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Is the Grass Growing at Mountsorrel and Rothley?

Two of the main requirements for grass growth are temperature and moisture. By using these two parameters I have put together a simple algorithm that show when condition were good for grass growth. Moisture falls as rain or form as dew this is positive moisture return. Evapotranspiration is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration and is deemed as water loss from the ground.
  • The night/day average temperature is greater than 6°c.
  • The balance of water remaining in the ground is greater than 3mm over a 5 day period.

DayDateAir Temp HighGrass Temp LowAverage TempRain FallEvapo TranspirationWater Loss/GainTemp OK for GrowthWater OK for GrowthIs the Grass Growing?
Thu22 Nov 20182.6°c-4.4°c-0.7°c----0.0 mm   
Wed21 Nov 20186.2°c-3.9°c3.0°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm   
Tue20 Nov 20185.3°c-0.6°c4.0°c1.0 mm0.1 mm0.9 mm   
Mon19 Nov 20188.2°c0.6°c6.2°c1.4 mm0.2 mm1.2 mmYes  
Sun18 Nov 201810.6°c-1.1°c5.9°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm   
Sat17 Nov 20189.7°c-0.6°c7.6°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Fri16 Nov 201812.3°c8.9°c11.2°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Thu15 Nov 201814.1°c8.9°c12.2°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Wed14 Nov 201814.0°c3.3°c11.4°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Tue13 Nov 201813.1°c4.4°c9.5°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon12 Nov 201813.5°c2.8°c9.7°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Sun11 Nov 201811.8°c0.0°c8.9°c1.6 mm0.3 mm1.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat10 Nov 201812.8°c3.3°c9.6°c1.4 mm0.4 mm1.0 mmYesYesYes
Fri09 Nov 201811.9°c3.3°c9.5°c2.4 mm0.1 mm2.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu08 Nov 201813.5°c0.0°c8.9°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Wed07 Nov 201814.2°c6.1°c11.6°c2.4 mm0.2 mm2.2 mmYes  
Tue06 Nov 201814.9°c4.4°c12.0°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Mon05 Nov 201813.5°c2.8°c9.8°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Sun04 Nov 201811.6°c3.9°c10.1°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mmYes  
Sat03 Nov 201813.7°c3.3°c10.1°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Fri02 Nov 201810.9°c-3.9°c5.6°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mm   
Thu01 Nov 20189.8°c-1.1°c7.8°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Wed31 Oct 201811.8°c-5.6°c5.9°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mm   
Tue30 Oct 20188.8°c-2.2°c5.1°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm   
Mon29 Oct 20188.4°c-5.0°c2.9°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mm   
Sun28 Oct 20189.7°c1.1°c4.8°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm   
Sat27 Oct 20185.4°c1.7°c3.9°c2.0 mm0.1 mm1.9 mm   
Fri26 Oct 20189.8°c5.0°c8.3°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Thu25 Oct 201813.9°c7.8°c10.6°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYes  
Wed24 Oct 201813.4°c9.4°c11.6°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYes  

The Mountsorrel Weather Station is located in Mountsorrel which is just South of Loughborough and just North of Leicester in Leicestershire.
It is maintained by Stormchaser Stuart Robinson whose passion is for all type of weather but especially the more severe types of weather such as Hurricanes, Typhoon and Tornadoes.