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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED OCT 1 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           44        44          47               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  50    52        54          57
BOZEMAN 12SE                    47          47               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          38        41          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         40        41          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     57    55        58          56               58
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                41
GREAT FALLS     58    58        57          57
HAVRE SCAN      60    58        57          58               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        46
JORDAN SCAN     56    57        56          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         42        44          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         43        44          48               50
LINCOLN 11SE          41        42          46
LINDSAY SCAN    56    56        56          58               57
LOOKOUT PASS           M        45          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    48
MAXVILLE NR           41        44          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    53        53          56               56
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        41        41          42               41
NEIHART 12SE          39        42          45               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      57              56
SIDNEY 8SW      56              56
SIDNEY SCAN     57    56        56          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  60    57        53          57               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  63    57        56          58               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      49        48          52               54
WEST YELLOWST S       40        41          46               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      40        42          43               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   55                      59
ALZADA DOT      57                      61
ARROW CREEK     63                      63
AVON NORTH      56                      56
BEARSMOUTH DOT  67                      63
BEAVER HILL     59                      59
BIDDLE DOT      61                      65
BIG HOLE PASS   58                      55
BOULDER PASS    61                      58
BOWMANS CORNER  62                      61
BOZEMAN PASS    59                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   62                      61
COMERSTOWN      55                      57
COW CREEK       59                      61
CRYSTAL CREEK   55                      59
DEARBORN        71                      69
DENTON DOT      61                      60
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  62                      59
EKALAKA DOT     56                      60
ESSEX DOT       52                      57
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    58                      62
GEORGETOWN LAK  55                      52
GEYSER DOT      51                      60
GOVERNMENT HIL  59                      61
GREENOUGH HILL  60                      60
HAYS DOT        68                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   58                      61
HILLSIDE DOT    60                      61
HYSHAM HILLS    63                      64
INGOMAR DOT     64                      61
INVERNESS       65                       M
JUDITH GAP      61                      58
KARST DOT       51                      55
LAME DEER       62                      62
LEWISTOWN DVD   51                      56
LINDSAY DIVIDE  53                      60
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        70                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  49                      52
MCDONALDS DOT   57                      57
MONARCH CANYON  55                      52
MONIDA PASS     61                      57
NAVAHO DOT      56                      58
NINEMILE DOT    66                      51
NORRIS HILL     61                      63
PENDROY DOT     59                      56
RAYNOLDS PASS   59                      53
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      63
ROGERS PASS     48                      55
ROSCOE HILL     61                      59
SACO DOT        76                      56
SIEBEN DOT      70                      61
SIOUX PASS      58                      60
SWAN LAKE       60                      60
SWEENEY CREEK   69                      66
SWEET GRASS     63                      59
TROUT CREEK     67                      63
TWO MEDICINE    51                      56
US2 STATELINE   58                      60
YAAK HILL       75                      75
YELLOWSTONE B   63                      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     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        5           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          42                40
CAMERON 15SW          31       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     14    27       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN       9    14       26          29                13
JORDAN SCAN     14    25       34          35                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       18          36                33
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       20          27                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14        9          14                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    16    12       12          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    30       33          20                13
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       31          42
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          32                36
SIDNEY SCAN     16    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    32       41          44                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    20       22           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        20        8           7                 0
WEST YELLOW S         25       27          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          18                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                 78           44     35          36
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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