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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?
Mon20 Feb 201715.1°c10.0°c12.3°c2.8 mm0.4 mm2.4 mmYesYesYes
Sun19 Feb 201711.1°c7.2°c9.4°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat18 Feb 20179.2°c4.4°c6.8°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Fri17 Feb 201711.8°c5.6°c8.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu16 Feb 20179.8°c4.4°c7.9°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed15 Feb 201711.2°c6.7°c8.7°c8.8 mm0.1 mm8.7 mmYesYesYes
Tue14 Feb 20178.4°c0.0°c4.8°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Mon13 Feb 20178.3°c1.1°c4.3°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mm Yes 
Sun12 Feb 20173.1°c1.7°c2.5°c3.2 mm0.1 mm3.1 mm Yes 
Sat11 Feb 20172.7°c0.0°c1.7°c2.6 mm0.1 mm2.5 mm Yes 
Fri10 Feb 20173.3°c0.6°c1.6°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Thu09 Feb 20172.3°c0.6°c1.5°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Wed08 Feb 20174.6°c2.2°c3.7°c0.4 mm0.1 mm0.3 mm Yes 
Tue07 Feb 20179.6°c2.8°c5.6°c0.6 mm0.4 mm0.2 mm Yes 
Mon06 Feb 20175.8°c-3.3°c1.7°c6.6 mm0.3 mm6.3 mm Yes 
Sun05 Feb 20176.2°c-1.7°c3.7°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Sat04 Feb 20178.0°c1.1°c3.7°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Fri03 Feb 20179.7°c3.3°c7.8°c0.4 mm0.6 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu02 Feb 201710.9°c9.4°c10.3°c1.0 mm0.2 mm0.8 mmYesYesYes
Wed01 Feb 201710.2°c7.8°c8.9°c2.8 mm0.2 mm2.6 mmYesYesYes
Tue31 Jan 20177.8°c4.4°c5.9°c3.0 mm0.1 mm2.9 mm Yes 
Mon30 Jan 20176.2°c5.0°c5.6°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Sun29 Jan 20176.6°c0.6°c4.2°c4.4 mm0.1 mm4.3 mm Yes 
Sat28 Jan 20177.8°c1.7°c4.8°c1.6 mm0.3 mm1.3 mm Yes 
Fri27 Jan 20174.2°c-3.3°c2.1°c3.8 mm0.2 mm3.6 mm Yes 
Thu26 Jan 20171.7°c-1.1°c-0.4°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed25 Jan 20174.5°c-0.6°c2.2°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm   
Tue24 Jan 20176.4°c-1.7°c2.4°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm   
Mon23 Jan 20175.6°c0.0°c3.4°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Sun22 Jan 20173.5°c-2.8°c0.5°c--0.1 mm-0.1 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.