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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?
Tue03 Mar 20157.9°c-1.1°c4.3°c0.8 mm1.0 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Mon02 Mar 20157.6°c-1.1°c4.0°c0.4 mm1.1 mm-0.7 mm Yes 
Sun01 Mar 201510.6°c-0.6°c6.4°c2.8 mm1.0 mm1.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat28 Feb 201510.9°c2.2°c8.2°c1.4 mm0.5 mm0.9 mmYesYesYes
Fri27 Feb 20159.2°c-2.2°c4.9°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mm Yes 
Thu26 Feb 201510.7°c-2.2°c7.5°c3.0 mm0.4 mm2.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed25 Feb 20159.2°c0.6°c6.1°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue24 Feb 20158.5°c-1.1°c5.1°c2.2 mm0.9 mm1.3 mm Yes 
Mon23 Feb 20156.7°c-1.1°c4.3°c1.8 mm0.8 mm1.0 mm Yes 
Sun22 Feb 20157.9°c-4.4°c3.1°c9.8 mm0.2 mm9.6 mm Yes 
Sat21 Feb 20157.0°c-3.9°c3.3°c0.4 mm0.6 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Fri20 Feb 20157.2°c-2.2°c4.2°c0.4 mm0.3 mm0.1 mm Yes 
Thu19 Feb 20158.0°c2.2°c6.5°c5.4 mm0.2 mm5.2 mmYesYesYes
Wed18 Feb 201510.9°c-1.7°c6.2°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue17 Feb 20158.9°c-3.3°c4.6°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mm Yes 
Mon16 Feb 20156.8°c0.6°c5.1°c10.0 mm0.2 mm9.8 mm Yes 
Sun15 Feb 20157.8°c1.1°c6.3°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Sat14 Feb 20158.2°c3.3°c6.4°c0.8 mm0.1 mm0.7 mmYes  
Fri13 Feb 20159.4°c2.2°c5.7°c0.6 mm0.4 mm0.2 mm   
Thu12 Feb 20153.6°c0.0°c3.4°c----0.0 mm   
Wed11 Feb 20154.4°c0.0°c3.7°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Tue10 Feb 20154.2°c0.0°c2.9°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm   
Mon09 Feb 20158.9°c0.0°c5.0°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mm   
Sun08 Feb 20158.2°c-1.1°c3.7°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mm   
Sat07 Feb 20154.9°c-1.1°c3.3°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Fri06 Feb 20153.9°c-2.8°c-0.5°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm   
Thu05 Feb 20153.5°c-3.3°c2.0°c0.8 mm0.2 mm0.6 mm Yes 
Wed04 Feb 20155.4°c-2.2°c2.1°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Tue03 Feb 20155.2°c-2.8°c1.2°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Mon02 Feb 20152.5°c-3.3°c0.3°c--0.4 mm-0.4 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.