Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Weather next day functions: generate today's minimum and maximum temperature
Minimum temperature is the 24-hour day's lowest temperature (the low, usually occurring during the
night) and maximum temperature is the day's highest temperature (the high, usually occurring in the
afternoon). This function generates values for minimum and maximum temperature for today.
If the "simulated" option for temperature is chosen: For each (low and high) a number
is randomly drawn from a normal
distribution having the mean already
calculated for today and the standard deviation given in the weather parameters. The values are adjusted for autocorrelation using the autocorrelation matrix. The mean temperature for
the day is the average of the minimum and maximum termperatures.
If the "always 40-70 deg F" option for temperature is chosen: The minimum
temperature is set at 40 degrees Fahrenheight and the maximum temperature is set at 70 degrees F. If
the "smoothed" option for temperature is chosen: The minimum and maximum
temperature are set at the smoothed long-term averages. The
adjustment to maximum temperature for yesterday's rain is ignored. If the "unchanging"
option for temperature is chosen: The minimum and maximum temperature stay the same as they
calculation of mean for normal distribution today
EPIC Air Temperature and Solar Radiation