The History of the Weather Rock

SWIIM’s instrumentation and data sources provides the most accurate assessment of crop water usage currently available.  This includes highly accurate climatic data, through multiple sources.  However – there is a source that beats SWIIM’s accuracy, hands down.

Ever heard of a weather rock?  If not, you haven’t been around enough ag fields.  It is the most comprehensive, guaranteed accurate form of climatic measurement available.  This one is from a site in the western US, although they are available on just about every ag field out there.

The history of the weather rock goes back generations – yes, it does poke fun at the intricate technology used in processing modern climatic data.  Of course, although measuring accurate crop-water budgets (to which climate data is an important input) and the implication it can have on ag water availability isn’t a joking matter, we still can take a well placed joke here and there.

With many of our clients currently in harvest, this is a great time to visit a local grower – and thank them for their contribution to our food supply.  If you need a refresher on how to use a weather rock, please read the instructions in the included picture, and enjoy!

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