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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?
Fri12 Feb 20166.8°c-1.7°c1.6°c2.0 mm0.2 mm1.8 mm Yes 
Thu11 Feb 20167.9°c-1.1°c2.5°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Wed10 Feb 20168.2°c-0.6°c4.9°c0.2 mm0.7 mm-0.5 mm Yes 
Tue09 Feb 20167.1°c0.6°c4.1°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mm Yes 
Mon08 Feb 20168.5°c3.3°c6.8°c4.2 mm0.6 mm3.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun07 Feb 20168.7°c2.8°c6.0°c3.8 mm0.5 mm3.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat06 Feb 201610.8°c3.3°c8.8°c14.8 mm0.2 mm14.6 mmYesYesYes
Fri05 Feb 201610.9°c4.4°c9.5°c1.0 mm0.5 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Thu04 Feb 201611.8°c3.3°c9.0°c1.2 mm0.3 mm0.9 mmYesYesYes
Wed03 Feb 20168.1°c-0.6°c4.7°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mm Yes 
Tue02 Feb 20168.8°c0.6°c6.7°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Mon01 Feb 201613.6°c5.0°c11.7°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun31 Jan 201613.7°c0.0°c8.1°c2.6 mm0.4 mm2.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat30 Jan 20169.4°c-0.6°c5.7°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mm Yes 
Fri29 Jan 201613.6°c0.0°c11.0°c5.8 mm0.8 mm5.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu28 Jan 20168.9°c0.0°c6.1°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYes  
Wed27 Jan 201614.1°c0.0°c11.1°c0.2 mm0.6 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Tue26 Jan 201612.2°c0.0°c9.6°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon25 Jan 201613.3°c2.8°c10.8°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun24 Jan 201613.7°c7.2°c12.0°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat23 Jan 20169.6°c0.0°c7.0°c1.0 mm0.3 mm0.7 mmYesYesYes
Fri22 Jan 201610.6°c-1.1°c7.1°c3.0 mm0.3 mm2.7 mmYesYesYes
Thu21 Jan 20165.6°c-2.8°c1.6°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Wed20 Jan 20165.5°c-2.8°c1.8°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Tue19 Jan 20163.6°c-2.8°c0.1°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Mon18 Jan 20164.5°c-1.1°c2.1°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Sun17 Jan 20162.4°c1.7°c1.2°c3.8 mm0.1 mm3.7 mm Yes 
Sat16 Jan 20163.8°c-1.1°c1.5°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Fri15 Jan 20164.9°c0.0°c2.3°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mm Yes 
Thu14 Jan 20164.0°c0.0°c2.6°c1.0 mm0.4 mm0.6 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.