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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           55        52          52               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        52          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     79    71        70          64               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     83    75        71          68
HAVRE SCAN      79    71        66          64               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     88    82        77          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        57          51               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        49          50
LINDSAY SCAN    79    77        70          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           52        50          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   78    73        66          64               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        45          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          55        53          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      82              67
SIDNEY 8SW      75              67
SIDNEY SCAN     75    71        67          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  93    81        71          69               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  90    74        71          69               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      74        66          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       58        52          51               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      52        51          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL  106                      83
ALZADA DOT     112                      86
ARROW CREEK    109                      86
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL    104                      80
BIDDLE DOT     116                      85
BIG HOLE PASS   98                      98
BOULDER PASS   109                      81
BOWMANS CORNER 100                      78
BOZEMAN PASS   106                      80
BULL MOUNTAIN  105                      87
COMERSTOWN      95                      80
COW CREEK      103                      82
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN       101                      79
DENTON DOT      97                      79
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 103                      83
EKALAKA DOT    115                      82
ESSEX DOT       81                      79
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   100                      83
GEORGETOWN LAK 102                      72
GEYSER DOT      95                      77
GOVERNMENT HIL 112                      86
GREENOUGH HILL 110                      82
HAYS DOT       101                      75
HELMVILLE DOT   99                      77
HILLSIDE DOT   103                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    109                      84
INVERNESS       92                       M
JUDITH GAP     102                      81
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      115                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD  100                      76
LINDSAY DIVIDE 104                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       109                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  101                      80
MONARCH CANYON 100                      76
MONIDA PASS     96                      77
NAVAHO DOT      94                      77
NINEMILE DOT   109                      72
NORRIS HILL    109                      10
PENDROY DOT     96                      75
RAYNOLDS PASS  106                      83
REEDPOINT DOT  108                      83
ROGERS PASS     99                      80
ROSCOE HILL    106                      82
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT     100                      82
SIOUX PASS     102                      79
SWAN LAKE       92                      75
SWEENEY CREEK  115                      90
SWEET GRASS     97                      35
TROUT CREEK    107                      78
TWO MEDICINE    93                      77
US2 STATELINE   97                      80
YAAK HILL       99                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  104                      26

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR            0       11           5                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    9          38                42
CAMERON 15SW          13       39          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     22    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               39
HAVRE SCAN       7    11       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        6          32                19
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       17          21                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       20          46
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    21       20          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        16       30          44
NEIHART 12SE          32       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   7    16       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    17       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       21          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        8          16                26

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          200    106          48
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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