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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST TUE NOV 25 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           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  30    30        31          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          33               41
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     36    38        38          40
HAVRE SCAN      36    36        37          40               44
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     33    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    35        37          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    30        31          35               41
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      32              34
SIDNEY SCAN     33    33        36          39                M
THREE FKS SCAN  36    35        35          40               45
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          36               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          36               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        30          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   31                      34
ALZADA DOT      32                      32
ARROW CREEK     33                      40
AVON NORTH      31                      31
BEARSMOUTH DOT  34                      32
BEAVER HILL     31                      30
BIDDLE DOT      32                      34
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      30
BOULDER PASS    30                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  33                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    31                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   33                      37
COMERSTOWN      24                      29
COW CREEK       30                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   33                      31
DEARBORN        39                      41
DENTON DOT      32                      35
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  33                      39
EKALAKA DOT     31                      32
ESSEX DOT       33                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    32                      33
GEORGETOWN LAK  30                      31
GEYSER DOT      29                      35
GOVERNMENT HIL  31                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  32                      32
HAYS DOT        27                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   33                      33
HILLSIDE DOT    31                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    33                      39
INGOMAR DOT     31                      32
INVERNESS       31                       M
JUDITH GAP      27                      32
KARST DOT       32                      32
LAME DEER       32                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   28                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  29                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        37                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  27                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   25                      29
MONARCH CANYON  32                      29
MONIDA PASS     29                      32
NAVAHO DOT      23                      29
NINEMILE DOT    37                      32
NORRIS HILL     32                      32
PENDROY DOT     32                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      28
REEDPOINT DOT   32                      41
ROGERS PASS     30                      29
ROSCOE HILL     32                      29
SACO DOT        28                      42
SIEBEN DOT      32                      31
SIOUX PASS      28                      31
SWAN LAKE       33                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   35                      37
SWEET GRASS     31                      32
TROUT CREEK     36                      32
TWO MEDICINE    28                      31
US2 STATELINE   28                      30
YAAK HILL       35                      35
YELLOWSTONE B   39                      40

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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0     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           19       24           7                10
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9       10           9                10
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    28       23          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         19        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       23          26                30
JORDAN SCAN     27    28       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           2       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       15          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         10       14          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    13    12       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            1        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       25          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       34          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  19    16       17           8                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    13        9          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        3          13                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
GREAT FALLS                 94           48     46          52

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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