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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 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           64        56          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  69    70        72          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        53          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        46          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     91    80        79          68               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     93    80        76          71
HAVRE SCAN      94    81        73          67               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     93    86        80          74                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         57        56          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58         M          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          59        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    90    84        73          68               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    55
MAXVILLE NR           57        54          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   86    79        71          66               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          60        54          52               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      95              68
SIDNEY 8SW      80              69
SIDNEY SCAN     76    72        67          65                M
THREE FKS SCAN  96    82        72          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN 111    85        80          72               65
WEST YELLOWSTONE      68        70          65               60
WEST YELLOWST S       56        54          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      56        53          50               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  103                      83
ALZADA DOT     102                      87
ARROW CREEK    114                      87
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT 106                      85
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT     114                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   94                      92
BOULDER PASS   102                      85
BOWMANS CORNER 109                      84
BOZEMAN PASS   106                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN  109                      90
COMERSTOWN     108                      83
COW CREEK      112                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN       111                      83
DENTON DOT     115                      84
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 106                      84
EKALAKA DOT    104                      83
ESSEX DOT      113                      82
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   113                      89
GEORGETOWN LAK  78                      76
GEYSER DOT     112                      82
GOVERNMENT HIL 115                      89
GREENOUGH HILL  83                      86
HAYS DOT       102                      79
HELMVILLE DOT  110                      83
HILLSIDE DOT   111                      90
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    111                      87
INVERNESS       83                       M
JUDITH GAP     110                      86
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      116                      92
LEWISTOWN DVD  107                      82
LINDSAY DIVIDE 109                      83
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       119                      81
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  116                      86
MONARCH CANYON  86                      74
MONIDA PASS     97                      81
NAVAHO DOT     109                      82
NINEMILE DOT   102                      75
NORRIS HILL     93                      98
PENDROY DOT    102                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS   75                      82
REEDPOINT DOT  105                      84
ROGERS PASS    108                      91
ROSCOE HILL     95                      84
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT     107                      86
SIOUX PASS     105                      82
SWAN LAKE      109                      84
SWEENEY CREEK  116                      92
SWEET GRASS    110                      35
TROUT CREEK    100                      87
TWO MEDICINE    81                      83
US2 STATELINE  103                      82
YAAK HILL      107                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  106                      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     0

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        9           4                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    5          29                41
CAMERON 15SW           9       34          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     14    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         16        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN       6    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      7    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          28                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       13          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       12          48
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                11
MOCCASIN SCAN   11    20       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       29          45
NEIHART 12SE          24       34          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    14       40          43                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    18       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       21          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        6          14                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    125          59
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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