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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE SEP 16 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           49        46          46               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  52    54        54          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    47          46               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          42        42          42               44
COOKE CITY NR         42        41          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     51    54        58          53               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                42
GREAT FALLS     53    57        57          58
HAVRE SCAN      52    54        56          56               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                46        46
JORDAN SCAN     50    53        54          57                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         47        47          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         52        55          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          46        45          45
LINDSAY SCAN    50    51        53          55               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        46          45                M
MANY GLACIER                    47
MAXVILLE NR           50        50          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   50    53        56          56               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        38        38          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          42        44          44               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      50              54
SIDNEY 8SW      54              54
SIDNEY SCAN     51    52        54          55                M
THREE FKS SCAN  52    54        56          57               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  48    53        55          55               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      53        54          52               54
WEST YELLOWST S       48        48          47               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      42        42          42               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   52                      61
ALZADA DOT      46                      63
ARROW CREEK     53                      67
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  51                      69
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      50                      62
BIG HOLE PASS   51                      51
BOULDER PASS    49                      60
BOWMANS CORNER  51                      65
BOZEMAN PASS    48                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN   94                      60
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       44                      62
CRYSTAL CREEK   46                      65
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      48                      64
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  47                      67
EKALAKA DOT     48                      62
ESSEX DOT       47                      64
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    48                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  45                      61
GEYSER DOT      49                      62
GOVERNMENT HIL  49                      64
GREENOUGH HILL  51                      69
HAYS DOT        94                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   49                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    48                      63
HYSHAM HILLS    53                      67
INGOMAR DOT     51                      65
INVERNESS       49                       M
JUDITH GAP      50                      60
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       54                      65
LEWISTOWN DVD   50                      62
LINDSAY DIVIDE  47                      61
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        51                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   44                      59
MONARCH CANYON  52                      63
MONIDA PASS     48                      61
NAVAHO DOT      47                      59
NINEMILE DOT    56                      62
NORRIS HILL     53                      55
PENDROY DOT     50                      60
RAYNOLDS PASS   51                      60
REEDPOINT DOT   47                      66
ROGERS PASS     50                      59
ROSCOE HILL     51                      62
SACO DOT        47                      55
SIEBEN DOT      49                      62
SIOUX PASS      49                      62
SWAN LAKE       48                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   48                      69
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     51                      69
TWO MEDICINE    42                      57
US2 STATELINE   49                      62
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   50                      25

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        7           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   13          40                42
CAMERON 15SW          21       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     29    34       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         27        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               28
HAVRE SCAN      18    24       32          30                26
JORDAN SCAN     26    33       37          38                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       16          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       13          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12       10          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    27       30          23                16
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       27          40
NEIHART 12SE          35       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       24          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    27       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          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                 40           31     28          32
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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