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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?
Sat17 Mar 20183.4°c0.0°c0.7°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Fri16 Mar 201813.7°c5.0°c8.1°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu15 Mar 201810.2°c6.1°c8.3°c3.4 mm0.2 mm3.2 mmYesYesYes
Wed14 Mar 201813.1°c0.0°c7.2°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Tue13 Mar 201810.9°c0.6°c6.6°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon12 Mar 20187.3°c5.0°c6.3°c10.4 mm0.1 mm10.3 mmYesYesYes
Sun11 Mar 20189.3°c2.2°c6.1°c2.4 mm0.3 mm2.1 mmYesYesYes
Sat10 Mar 201813.5°c2.2°c10.3°c4.8 mm0.2 mm4.6 mmYesYesYes
Fri09 Mar 20189.2°c-2.2°c4.4°c6.0 mm0.2 mm5.8 mm Yes 
Thu08 Mar 20188.7°c-1.7°c4.8°c2.6 mm0.4 mm2.2 mm Yes 
Wed07 Mar 20189.6°c-1.7°c3.7°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mm Yes 
Tue06 Mar 20188.2°c-1.7°c5.4°c0.8 mm0.3 mm0.5 mm Yes 
Mon05 Mar 201811.3°c0.0°c5.9°c2.6 mm0.5 mm2.1 mm Yes 
Sun04 Mar 20187.0°c0.0°c3.6°c1.0 mm0.1 mm0.9 mm   
Sat03 Mar 20181.1°c-1.1°c-0.4°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm   
Fri02 Mar 20180.1°c-2.2°c-1.4°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Thu01 Mar 2018-1.6°c-5.6°c-3.2°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed28 Feb 2018-1.7°c-6.7°c-4.5°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Tue27 Feb 20181.6°c-4.4°c-1.9°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Mon26 Feb 20181.7°c-3.9°c-0.6°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Sun25 Feb 20184.9°c-4.4°c0.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mm   
Sat24 Feb 20186.8°c-3.3°c1.6°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mm   
Fri23 Feb 20184.6°c-5.0°c0.9°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Thu22 Feb 20184.2°c-3.9°c1.7°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm   
Wed21 Feb 20187.3°c2.8°c5.4°c0.4 mm0.1 mm0.3 mm   
Tue20 Feb 20189.9°c3.9°c7.8°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Mon19 Feb 201810.8°c0.0°c8.7°c1.8 mm0.1 mm1.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun18 Feb 20188.4°c0.0°c5.4°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Sat17 Feb 20188.7°c0.0°c4.5°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Fri16 Feb 20188.4°c0.0°c3.6°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mm Yes 

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.