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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT JAN 24 2015


... 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          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  29    30        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          35               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    30        29          29               29
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     38    37        36          36
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        32          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        31          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        31          32               34
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    32        32          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    29        28          27               30
SIDNEY 6NW      32              32
SIDNEY 8SW      31              30
SIDNEY SCAN     32    31        31          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    31        30          31               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   36                      33
ALZADA DOT      33                      32
ARROW CREEK     39                      35
AVON NORTH      39                      39
BEARSMOUTH DOT  44                      32
BEAVER HILL     37                      32
BIDDLE DOT      37                      37
BIG HOLE PASS   35                      35
BOULDER PASS    38                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  39                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    37                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   39                      34
COMERSTOWN      32                      30
COW CREEK       35                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   35                      30
DEARBORN        50                      37
DENTON DOT      37                      31
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  44                      39
EKALAKA DOT     34                      31
ESSEX DOT       42                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    42                      30
GEORGETOWN LAK  35                      30
GEYSER DOT      41                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  39                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  40                      30
HAYS DOT        45                      30
HELMVILLE DOT   42                      31
HILLSIDE DOT    36                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    41                      32
INGOMAR DOT     39                      30
INVERNESS       38                       M
JUDITH GAP      37                      32
KARST DOT       33                      30
LAME DEER       34                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   31                      29
LINDSAY DIVIDE  36                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        43                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  34                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   33                      30
MONARCH CANYON  27                      24
MONIDA PASS     37                      31
NAVAHO DOT      32                      30
NINEMILE DOT    40                      31
NORRIS HILL     33                      33
PENDROY DOT     40                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   23                      24
REEDPOINT DOT   47                      32
ROGERS PASS     36                      32
ROSCOE HILL     38                      32
SACO DOT        39                      35
SIEBEN DOT      43                      31
SIOUX PASS      34                      36
SWAN LAKE       40                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   41                      33
SWEET GRASS     40                      31
TROUT CREEK     39                      32
TWO MEDICINE    36                      31
US2 STATELINE   33                      29
YAAK HILL       41                      41
YELLOWSTONE B   51                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                0    40
GREAT FALLS            0    11

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

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                 13           17     13          21

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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