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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON JUL 28 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           60        54          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        72          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        51          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        45          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     92    78        76          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     90    79        75          70
HAVRE SCAN      92    79        70          64               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     91    84        78          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        58          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          59        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    84    80        69          66               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           57        53          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   81    76        68          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          59        54          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      91              66
SIDNEY 8SW      78              67
SIDNEY SCAN     75    71        65          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  87    79        72          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN 108    82        77          69               63
WEST YELLOWSTONE      76        68          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       62        54          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        51          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  107                      82
ALZADA DOT     106                      85
ARROW CREEK    110                      86
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT   M                       M
BEAVER HILL     91                      78
BIDDLE DOT     115                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   91                      91
BOULDER PASS   104                      83
BOWMANS CORNER 113                      83
BOZEMAN PASS    91                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  110                      89
COMERSTOWN     106                      80
COW CREEK      112                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN       108                      83
DENTON DOT     104                      81
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  95                      83
EKALAKA DOT    106                      81
ESSEX DOT       89                      79
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   106                      86
GEORGETOWN LAK 113                      75
GEYSER DOT     107                      78
GOVERNMENT HIL 110                      86
GREENOUGH HILL 120                      84
HAYS DOT       117                      75
HELMVILLE DOT  116                      80
HILLSIDE DOT   107                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    108                      84
INVERNESS      108                       M
JUDITH GAP     101                      84
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      117                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD   98                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE 107                      79
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       125                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  111                      80
MONARCH CANYON  82                      80
MONIDA PASS     70                      81
NAVAHO DOT     125                      75
NINEMILE DOT   108                      73
NORRIS HILL     91                      91
PENDROY DOT    100                      74
RAYNOLDS PASS   87                      85
REEDPOINT DOT  102                      83
ROGERS PASS    133                      83
ROSCOE HILL     94                      83
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT     105                      82
SIOUX PASS     105                      78
SWAN LAKE      119                      80
SWEENEY CREEK  116                      89
SWEET GRASS    113                      35
TROUT CREEK    119                      84
TWO MEDICINE   107                      84
US2 STATELINE  100                      78
YAAK HILL      122                      86
YELLOWSTONE B  102                      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     M

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       11           5                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    7          34                41
CAMERON 15SW          11       37          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     17    24       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         18        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    12       23          21                25
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          21                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        5          30                17
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       16          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       17          46
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                12
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    21       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       29          44
NEIHART 12SE          28       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   5    15       41          43                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    18       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         15       21          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        8          15                27

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    115          52
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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