Agrible's Big Data View allows you to compare historic rainfall totals from your fields to your state, ASD, or county.
Step 1. Select the Field Forecast tool and switch to Maps in the Tools menu.
Step 2. Open the Map Layers in the lower left hand corner of the map and scroll down to the "National Rainfall" section. Select state, ASD, or county, then select a historic time frame. After making these selections, a color coded map layer will display on the map.
Step 3. In the "Historic Weather" section, select the same historic time frame as you did in the "National Rainfall" section (this is so you can compare them easily). Close the Map Layers menu by selecting the green "x" in the upper right hand corner.
Step 4. Next, select the state, ASD, or county you would like to compare your field to. In the image below Champaign County was directly clicked on, which made the "Big Data View" chart appear. In the upper right hand corner of the chart, a drop down menu is available to select the correct historical time interval that matches the field-level historic rainfall layer selected. You can hover over the graph to find the rainfall total that your field observed. In the example below it was 2.38 inches.
Reading the information presented in the image below
The field, West (field selection presented in the black horizontal bar across the top of the map), received 2.38 inches of rainfall Last Week which was in the 9.7 percentile in comparison to other fields in Champaign County Last Week.
- Yesterday rainfall starts at 5:00 AM yesterday and continues to 5:00 AM today.
- Last Week rainfall is the sum of yesterday and the 6 days before.
- Last Month rainfall is the sum of yesterday and the 29 days before.
- Year to Date rainfall is the current year starting January 1 through yesterday.