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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU DEC 18 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  28    28        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    36        36          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        33          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               37
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          36               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        36          39               41
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  27    27        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      30              31
SIDNEY 8SW      29              30
SIDNEY SCAN     29    29        31          35                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    33        34          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    29        29          34               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   30                      32
ALZADA DOT      29                      32
ARROW CREEK     33                      36
AVON NORTH      30                      30
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      32
BEAVER HILL     29                      31
BIDDLE DOT      32                      34
BIG HOLE PASS   27                      27
BOULDER PASS    29                      31
BOWMANS CORNER  29                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    34                      31
BULL MOUNTAIN   35                      34
COMERSTOWN      26                      27
COW CREEK       28                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   33                      34
DEARBORN        37                      38
DENTON DOT      31                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  39                      37
EKALAKA DOT     29                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    30                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  29                      28
GEYSER DOT      30                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  29                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  30                      31
HAYS DOT        30                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    28                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    32                      36
INGOMAR DOT     29                      32
INVERNESS       28                       M
JUDITH GAP      32                      31
KARST DOT       32                      32
LAME DEER       30                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   26                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  29                      30
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        32                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  26                      28
MCDONALDS DOT   27                      27
MONARCH CANYON  26                      30
MONIDA PASS     30                      32
NAVAHO DOT      26                      27
NINEMILE DOT    33                      32
NORRIS HILL     31                      31
PENDROY DOT     30                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS   27                      27
REEDPOINT DOT   35                      35
ROGERS PASS     29                      29
ROSCOE HILL     31                      29
SACO DOT        28                      38
SIEBEN DOT      30                      30
SIOUX PASS      24                      30
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   32                      33
SWEET GRASS     31                      29
TROUT CREEK     36                      35
TWO MEDICINE    34                      32
US2 STATELINE   29                      28
YAAK HILL       38                      38
YELLOWSTONE B   35                      36

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               0     0
GLASGOW                0    12
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       16          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    27       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         22        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      10    14       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     16    26       27          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       21          25                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     9     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    27       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       17          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    29       37          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  13    17       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          11                25

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                 30           30     39          48

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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