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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI OCT 24 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           40        41          42               43
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    47        49          51
BOZEMAN 12SE                    43          43               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          33        35          36               39
COOKE CITY NR         36        37          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     44    47        50          50               53
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                36
GREAT FALLS     47    49        50          52
HAVRE SCAN      49    50        51          52               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        45
JORDAN SCAN     48    50        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         38        39          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         40        42          42               45
LINCOLN 11SE          38        39          42
LINDSAY SCAN    47    48        49          51               51
LOOKOUT PASS           M        43          43                M
MANY GLACIER                    45
MAXVILLE NR           39        41          42               43
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   44    47        50          51               52
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        39        39          39               39
NEIHART 12SE          34        36          38               40
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      44              50
SIDNEY 8SW      46              48
SIDNEY SCAN     48    48        50          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  49    50        50          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  43    48        49          51               53
WEST YELLOWSTONE      42        41          42               46
WEST YELLOWST S       35        36          40               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      38        38          39               40
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   51                      58
ALZADA DOT      43                      58
ARROW CREEK     48                      62
AVON NORTH      41                      41
BEARSMOUTH DOT  45                      54
BEAVER HILL     47                      56
BIDDLE DOT      44                      53
BIG HOLE PASS   39                      39
BOULDER PASS    44                      52
BOWMANS CORNER  43                      54
BOZEMAN PASS    47                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   49                      58
COMERSTOWN      47                      53
COW CREEK       42                      56
CRYSTAL CREEK   41                      52
DEARBORN        54                      62
DENTON DOT      47                      55
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  57                      60
EKALAKA DOT     45                      57
ESSEX DOT       41                      51
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    46                      55
GEORGETOWN LAK  40                      46
GEYSER DOT      45                      55
GOVERNMENT HIL  48                      58
GREENOUGH HILL  44                      52
HAYS DOT        45                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   44                      53
HILLSIDE DOT    47                      57
HYSHAM HILLS    50                      61
INGOMAR DOT     52                      59
INVERNESS       41                       M
JUDITH GAP      45                      52
KARST DOT       46                      50
LAME DEER       48                      58
LEWISTOWN DVD   45                      51
LINDSAY DIVIDE  47                      57
LOLO PASS       39                      38
LOMA DOT        48                      62
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  39                      48
MCDONALDS DOT   43                      52
MONARCH CANYON  40                      47
MONIDA PASS     43                      52
NAVAHO DOT      46                      54
NINEMILE DOT    44                      51
NORRIS HILL     48                      49
PENDROY DOT     41                      51
RAYNOLDS PASS   44                      47
REEDPOINT DOT   41                      58
ROGERS PASS     38                      45
ROSCOE HILL     53                      45
SACO DOT        53                      51
SIEBEN DOT      42                      56
SIOUX PASS      46                      56
SWAN LAKE       41                      52
SWEENEY CREEK   45                      61
SWEET GRASS     41                      54
TROUT CREEK     44                      54
TWO MEDICINE    36                      46
US2 STATELINE   46                      56
YAAK HILL       45                      45
YELLOWSTONE B   49                      61

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     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           11       29           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          29       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     18    24       32          37                38
COOKE CITY NR         27        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               39
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       25          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     12    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       18          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          17       19          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       10          43
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 3
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    25       28          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        25       38          39
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    17       19           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        13        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         23       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE      10       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                117           58     45          44
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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