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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST WED DEC 17 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  33    34        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  27    27        29          30               32
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        32          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    30    31        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  25    26        28          32               36
SIDNEY 6NW      29              32
SIDNEY 8SW      28              31
SIDNEY SCAN     28    29        32          35                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    34        34          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    30        30          34               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        34          36
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   27                      32
ALZADA DOT      24                      32
ARROW CREEK     35                      36
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      32
BEAVER HILL     24                      29
BIDDLE DOT      27                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   24                      24
BOULDER PASS    26                      31
BOWMANS CORNER  28                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    29                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   30                      33
COMERSTOWN      21                      27
COW CREEK       25                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      33
DEARBORN        32                      39
DENTON DOT      32                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  34                      37
EKALAKA DOT     23                      33
ESSEX DOT       30                      27
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    26                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  26                      29
GEYSER DOT      32                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  24                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  27                      31
HAYS DOT        29                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   28                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    26                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    28                      37
INGOMAR DOT     29                      32
INVERNESS       30                       M
JUDITH GAP      30                      31
KARST DOT       28                      33
LAME DEER       28                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   30                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  23                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        31                      38
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  23                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   22                      27
MONARCH CANYON  25                      31
MONIDA PASS     27                      32
NAVAHO DOT      20                      28
NINEMILE DOT    29                      32
NORRIS HILL     26                      30
PENDROY DOT     24                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS   25                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   33                      36
ROGERS PASS     26                      30
ROSCOE HILL     28                      30
SACO DOT        26                      38
SIEBEN DOT      27                      30
SIOUX PASS      22                      30
SWAN LAKE       28                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   30                      34
SWEET GRASS     24                      30
TROUT CREEK     33                      34
TWO MEDICINE    30                      31
US2 STATELINE   23                      29
YAAK HILL       44                      44
YELLOWSTONE B   33                      35

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    15
GREAT FALLS            0     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           21       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    28       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         23        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      11    15       23          25                28
JORDAN SCAN     16    27       27          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       21          25                26
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         24       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     8     8       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          32       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    30       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  13    18       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    16       10          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          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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