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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN JUL 13 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           61        59          53               48
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        71          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          48               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          56        54          51               45
COOKE CITY NR         48        44          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     88    75        75          67               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                35
GREAT FALLS     91    79        75          70
HAVRE SCAN      81    71        69          64               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     91    79        74          70                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        57          49               48
LAKEVIEW 15NW         64        60          55               50
LINCOLN 11SE          54        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN    75    71        68          66               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           56        54          49               46
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   83    74        69          65               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        46          43               39
NEIHART 12SE          57        56          50               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      89              66
SIDNEY 8SW      79              68
SIDNEY SCAN     69    67        65          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  86    77        70          68               61
TIBER DAM SCAN 102    78        76          71               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      67        70          65               57
WEST YELLOWST S       58        56          48               41
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        53          48               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  106                      82
ALZADA DOT     106                      85
ARROW CREEK    116                      85
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT 120                      87
BEAVER HILL    100                      80
BIDDLE DOT     111                      10
BIG HOLE PASS  126                      12
BOULDER PASS   110                      87
BOWMANS CORNER 115                      86
BOZEMAN PASS   110                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN  119                      91
COMERSTOWN      90                      79
COW CREEK      100                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK  101                      83
DEARBORN       117                      84
DENTON DOT     111                      83
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 110                      84
EKALAKA DOT    101                      81
ESSEX DOT       97                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   119                      90
GEORGETOWN LAK 120                      80
GEYSER DOT     110                      81
GOVERNMENT HIL 111                      87
GREENOUGH HILL 126                      89
HAYS DOT       114                      76
HELMVILLE DOT  125                      80
HILLSIDE DOT   102                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    111                      86
INVERNESS      112                       M
JUDITH GAP     114                      87
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      118                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD  114                      79
LINDSAY DIVIDE  99                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       123                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  100                      80
MONARCH CANYON 102                      77
MONIDA PASS    118                      80
NAVAHO DOT      91                      77
NINEMILE DOT    31                      76
NORRIS HILL    107                      81
PENDROY DOT    126                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS  108                      84
REEDPOINT DOT  112                      83
ROGERS PASS    134                      88
ROSCOE HILL    108                      82
SACO DOT       116                      60
SIEBEN DOT     118                      83
SIOUX PASS      94                      88
SWAN LAKE      122                      86
SWEENEY CREEK  115                      89
SWEET GRASS    111                      35
TROUT CREEK    129                      89
TWO MEDICINE   108                      88
US2 STATELINE   92                      79
YAAK HILL      126                      89
YELLOWSTONE B  107                      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            7       15           6                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   14          41                60
CAMERON 15SW          30       41          40                68
CONRAD SCAN     14    24       32          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         29        0          16                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               40
HAVRE SCAN       6    12       24          22                26
JORDAN SCAN      8    19       26          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15       11          34                24
LAKEVIEW 18NW         10        9          27                28
LINCOLN 11SE          17       19          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN    11     9       11           9                15
LOOKOUT PASS           M       32          46
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        4           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN    7    18       21          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        25       35          43
NEIHART 12SE          25       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          22                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    17       41          45                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    18       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE      12       12          15                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                112          164     69          38
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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