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from: Sep 24 2017 5:09 am until: 4:00 pm Special Weather Statement level: Minor
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...Near Record Highs Again Today... One last day of unusually high heat and humidity can be expected to end the weekend. Highs, which will be at or near records, will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s today with peak heat indices a few degrees higher. People planning and attending outdoor events and activities,

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Soil-sensors: Background information


We have soil sensors buried in the ground at the levels indicated below.
Each level has a temperature probe and a moisture sensor.


Current Planting & Watering Guide

 Depth
in in 
   Moisture - cb          Temperature - °F   
MinMaxActualGrow conditionsActualMax Min
4797
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Ideal growth
(70 - 100°F)
727370
12555
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Ideal growth
(70 - 100°F)
727572
24212321
Adequate
(11 - 26cb)
Ideal growth
(70 - 100°F)
707170
36898
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Ideal growth
(70 - 100°F)
717171

Explanation Soil condition


Water potential is commonly measured in units of bars (and centibars in the English system of measurement) or kilopascals (in metric units).
One bar is approximately equal to one atmosphere (14.7 lb/in 2 ) of pressure. One centibar is equal to one kilopascal.


Buttton text Explanation
Saturated
(0 - 11cb)
Saturated Soil. Occurs for a day or two after irrigation.
Adequate
(11 - 26cb)
Soil is adequately wet (except coarse sands which are drying out at this range)
Irrigation desired
(26 - 61cb)
Usual range to irrigate or water (except heavy clay soils).
Irrigate at the upper end of this range in cool humid climates and with higher water-holding capacity soils.
Irrigation needed
(61 - 101cb)
Usual range to irrigate heavy clay soils
Dangerous Dry
(101 - 240cb)
Soil is becoming dangerously dry for maximum production.

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