FBNSM Weather Tools Help You Prepare and React
- Is my soil warm enough to start planting?
- What's the cumulative precipitation my fields have experienced?
- Are daily temperatures following the same pattern this year as they did last year?
- How are Growing Degree Units accumulating this year?
Understanding weather patterns is a vital activity for every farmer, which is why we've built robust field-level weather tracking tools drawing from over 40,000 weather stations, as well as NOAA and NASA data feeds.
How Do FBN Weather Tools Help You Plan?
FBN Weather Tools consist of two main features:
- Soil Temperature & Weather Maps
- Weather Tracking Charts
These features allow you to see vital weather information updated as often as hourly, as well as compare trends on 13 weather variables such as temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, soil temps, Growing Degree Units (GDUs), Evapotranspiration (ET) and soil moisture.
Soil Temperature & Weather Maps
FBN Soil Temperature Maps allow you to view soil heat maps. You can zoom in to see temperatures for the soil around your farm, or zoom out to see soil temperatures for your region in anticipation of when your fields will be ready for planting or nitrogen application.
FBN Weather Maps allow you to view field specific information on air temperature and the inches of precipitation received over the last 24 hrs.
Maps are a great way to get timely snap shots on temperature and precipitation, but FBN Weather Tracking Charts can be even more informative for growers who want to monitor and analyze historical trends and weather patterns for their fields.
Weather Tracking Charts
FBN Weather Tracking Charts allow farmers to track and monitor important weather variables, identify weather trends and patterns, and compare weather data across previous years. Users have full control over the time periods they wish to explore with the ability to select custom "start dates" and "end dates."
As of March 2017, users can track and chart the following weather variables down to the individual field level.
- Minimum Temperature
- Average Temperature
- Maximum Temperature
- Daily Precipitation
- Cumulative Precipitation
- Average Wind Speed
- Max Wind Speed
- Soil Moisture
- Soil Temperature (0-10cm)
- Soil Temperature (10-40cm)
- Growing Degree Day (corn)
- Evapotranspiration (ET)
- Solar Radiation