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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?
Thu19 Jan 20175.7°c5.0°c5.3°c0.2 mm--0.2 mm Yes 
Wed18 Jan 20175.4°c3.9°c4.6°c0.4 mm--0.4 mm Yes 
Tue17 Jan 20175.1°c3.3°c4.3°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Mon16 Jan 20179.2°c4.4°c5.3°c6.4 mm0.1 mm6.3 mm Yes 
Sun15 Jan 20179.2°c0.6°c4.9°c5.4 mm0.1 mm5.3 mm Yes 
Sat14 Jan 20175.3°c-1.7°c3.1°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Fri13 Jan 20175.8°c-1.7°c2.6°c1.6 mm0.6 mm1.0 mm Yes 
Thu12 Jan 20175.6°c0.0°c3.7°c2.2 mm0.3 mm1.9 mm Yes 
Wed11 Jan 201711.1°c2.2°c7.8°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue10 Jan 20178.5°c2.2°c6.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Mon09 Jan 20178.8°c2.2°c6.9°c3.2 mm0.2 mm3.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun08 Jan 201710.1°c2.8°c8.3°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Sat07 Jan 201710.2°c3.3°c8.0°c0.4 mm0.1 mm0.3 mmYes  
Fri06 Jan 20175.5°c-2.8°c2.6°c1.2 mm0.1 mm1.1 mm Yes 
Thu05 Jan 20173.7°c-2.2°c0.5°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Wed04 Jan 20177.1°c0.0°c4.9°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mm Yes 
Tue03 Jan 20176.6°c-1.7°c4.3°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Mon02 Jan 20173.4°c-0.6°c1.6°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Sun01 Jan 20177.5°c-0.6°c4.7°c8.0 mm0.1 mm7.9 mm Yes 
Sat31 Dec 20168.6°c2.8°c7.1°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mmYes  
Fri30 Dec 20166.6°c-1.1°c3.9°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm   
Thu29 Dec 20164.9°c-2.8°c0.9°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed28 Dec 20164.2°c-2.8°c-0.1°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mm Yes 
Tue27 Dec 20167.6°c-2.2°c1.4°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Mon26 Dec 20167.8°c2.2°c6.7°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Sun25 Dec 201613.9°c7.2°c11.8°c1.8 mm0.6 mm1.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat24 Dec 201610.1°c1.7°c7.9°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri23 Dec 201610.9°c0.0°c8.0°c2.0 mm0.3 mm1.7 mmYesYesYes
Thu22 Dec 20167.8°c0.0°c3.7°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed21 Dec 20169.1°c3.9°c6.6°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mmYes  

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.