“Our servers get weather reports from our weather service, detailing the weather conditions before the watering time, and predicting these same conditions for the 24 hours after. If these meet or exceed you pre-set threshold(s), the watering time is skipped (doesn’t run that time). 60 minutes before a scheduled watering time, Rachio will perform a weather check to see if any of the Weather Intelligence skips can be triggered”
"This is how Climate Skip works:
Climate Skip makes a simple calculation for each zone in a schedule that checks to see if the observed + forecasted weather will maintain the moisture requirements of a zone until the next scheduled watering.
If this calculation is positive for all zones in the schedule, then Rachio will issue a Climate Skip. If the calculation is negative for any zone in the schedule, then Rachio will not issue a Climate Skip.
How far into the future can Climate Skip predict?
Climate Skip will track weather data for the last 7 days and forecast 7 days into the future (14 day window). If you have a schedule interval longer than 7 days into the future, Climate Skip will be disabled."