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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?
Sat28 Mar 201512.8°c1.1°c8.8°c0.6 mm0.2 mm0.4 mmYesYesYes
Fri27 Mar 201511.4°c-0.6°c6.7°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Thu26 Mar 201510.7°c2.2°c6.5°c7.4 mm1.0 mm6.4 mmYesYesYes
Wed25 Mar 20159.0°c-2.2°c4.7°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mm   
Tue24 Mar 201510.4°c-1.1°c5.4°c0.6 mm1.1 mm-0.5 mm   
Mon23 Mar 20159.7°c-3.3°c5.5°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm   
Sun22 Mar 201511.4°c-2.2°c6.2°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Sat21 Mar 20159.3°c0.0°c6.9°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Fri20 Mar 201513.7°c-2.2°c7.4°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Thu19 Mar 20157.1°c-1.1°c5.5°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed18 Mar 20157.4°c-1.1°c3.5°c0.2 mm0.7 mm-0.5 mm Yes 
Tue17 Mar 20159.9°c-2.8°c4.9°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Mon16 Mar 20159.3°c0.6°c6.0°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Sun15 Mar 20157.8°c3.3°c5.6°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Sat14 Mar 20158.6°c0.0°c4.8°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm Yes 
Fri13 Mar 201512.9°c3.3°c7.5°c5.0 mm0.8 mm4.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu12 Mar 201514.0°c3.3°c10.3°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Wed11 Mar 201512.6°c-3.3°c7.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Tue10 Mar 201511.7°c-2.2°c6.5°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Mon09 Mar 201511.1°c-3.9°c5.5°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mm   
Sun08 Mar 201511.6°c-2.2°c7.4°c0.8 mm0.5 mm0.3 mmYes  
Sat07 Mar 201515.5°c2.2°c10.0°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Fri06 Mar 201512.7°c3.3°c8.4°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu05 Mar 20159.0°c-2.8°c5.3°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm Yes 
Wed04 Mar 20159.7°c-2.8°c5.5°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mm Yes 
Tue03 Mar 20157.9°c-1.1°c4.3°c0.8 mm1.3 mm-0.5 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 

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.