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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?
Thu18 Dec 201413.8°c11.1°c12.6°c0.4 mm0.5 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri28 Nov 201410.7°c7.2°c9.7°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mmYesYesYes
Sat22 Nov 201414.3°c5.0°c11.0°c1.2 mm0.1 mm1.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun30 Nov 201411.6°c5.0°c9.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat29 Nov 201411.1°c4.4°c9.3°c1.2 mm0.2 mm1.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu27 Nov 20148.6°c4.4°c7.5°c1.4 mm--1.4 mmYesYesYes
Fri19 Dec 201412.3°c6.1°c8.9°c5.2 mm0.1 mm5.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed17 Dec 201412.8°c6.1°c10.6°c0.4 mm0.2 mm0.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon01 Dec 20149.3°c7.2°c7.1°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed26 Nov 20147.7°c6.7°c7.1°c2.8 mm--2.8 mmYesYesYes
Fri21 Nov 20148.7°c5.0°c7.2°c4.8 mm0.1 mm4.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed10 Dec 201410.7°c1.7°c6.4°c0.4 mm0.8 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Thu11 Dec 20146.4°c1.7°c5.3°c8.4 mm0.5 mm7.9 mm Yes 
Thu20 Nov 20149.8°c0.0°c6.1°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue02 Dec 20147.9°c0.6°c6.0°c0.4 mm0.4 mm0.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun23 Nov 20149.5°c1.1°c7.3°c8.2 mm0.1 mm8.1 mmYesYesYes
Thu04 Dec 20144.9°c0.6°c3.8°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm   
Tue16 Dec 20147.3°c1.7°c4.8°c5.4 mm0.2 mm5.2 mm Yes 
Fri05 Dec 20147.3°c0.0°c4.0°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Mon15 Dec 20147.8°c0.0°c5.3°c0.4 mm0.3 mm0.1 mm Yes 
Sun07 Dec 20149.2°c-0.6°c6.2°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Fri12 Dec 20148.9°c-1.1°c4.3°c3.2 mm0.2 mm3.0 mm Yes 
Wed03 Dec 20147.1°c-0.6°c3.6°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Sun14 Dec 20148.5°c-1.1°c5.5°c1.2 mm0.3 mm0.9 mm Yes 
Mon08 Dec 20146.2°c-1.1°c3.1°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   
Mon24 Nov 20147.4°c0.0°c2.7°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Tue09 Dec 201411.1°c-3.3°c4.6°c1.0 mm0.2 mm0.8 mm   
Tue25 Nov 20145.9°c0.6°c2.0°c0.4 mm0.1 mm0.3 mm Yes 
Sat13 Dec 20145.3°c-4.4°c1.8°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Sat06 Dec 20147.1°c-3.9°c2.9°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm   

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.