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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015


... 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           33        34          35               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     28    30        32          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        20              24
GREAT FALLS     31    33        33          35
HAVRE SCAN      27    29        31          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     24    26        28          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    21    23        26          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    33
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   31    32        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      20              25
SIDNEY 8SW      19              24
SIDNEY SCAN     21    21        25          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  30    32        32          35               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    29        30          33               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   12                      30
ALZADA DOT       9                      29
ARROW CREEK     15                      13
AVON NORTH      13                      13
BEARSMOUTH DOT  20                      34
BEAVER HILL     13                      22
BIDDLE DOT      17                      25
BIG HOLE PASS   16                      12
BOULDER PASS    14                      29
BOWMANS CORNER  23                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    12                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN   17                      32
COMERSTOWN       8                      19
COW CREEK       12                      26
CRYSTAL CREEK   22                      33
DEARBORN        29                      36
DENTON DOT      19                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  24                      33
EKALAKA DOT      9                      27
ESSEX DOT       16                      21
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    15                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  12                      30
GEYSER DOT      22                      31
GOVERNMENT HIL  14                      29
GREENOUGH HILL  19                      32
HAYS DOT        16                      29
HELMVILLE DOT   16                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    11                      29
HYSHAM HILLS    17                      33
INGOMAR DOT     14                      31
INVERNESS       16                       M
JUDITH GAP      15                      29
KARST DOT       10                      30
LAME DEER       14                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   15                      26
LINDSAY DIVIDE   9                      27
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        19                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  12                      25
MCDONALDS DOT   12                      21
MONARCH CANYON   5                      29
MONIDA PASS     23                      30
NAVAHO DOT      10                      21
NINEMILE DOT    22                      32
NORRIS HILL     16                      19
PENDROY DOT     23                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS   10                      23
REEDPOINT DOT   14                      34
ROGERS PASS     20                      25
ROSCOE HILL     15                      25
SACO DOT        18                      34
SIEBEN DOT      21                      26
SIOUX PASS       9                      24
SWAN LAKE       20                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   12                      32
SWEET GRASS     20                      29
TROUT CREEK     24                      36
TWO MEDICINE    19                      28
US2 STATELINE   10                      22
YAAK HILL       27                      26
YELLOWSTONE B   14                      33

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            0     5

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           21       29           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       9    12       23          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     12    16       22          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        8          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          21       21          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     5        9           7                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           11        8           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN   15    27       30          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       15          15                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  10    18       33          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    21       21           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         9        4           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          12                24

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
GREAT FALLS                 33           29     25          32
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
.END




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