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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE SEP 30 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           46        46          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  53    56        56          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          40        42          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         41        42          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     58    58        60          56               58
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                43
GREAT FALLS     58    58        58          58
HAVRE SCAN      63    60        58          58               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     60    59        57          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         45        46          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         46        47          49               50
LINCOLN 11SE          44        44          46
LINDSAY SCAN    58    58        57          58               57
LOOKOUT PASS           M        46          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    49
MAXVILLE NR           44        46          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    54        54          56               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        42          42               41
NEIHART 12SE          43        44          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      57              56
SIDNEY 8SW      57              56
SIDNEY SCAN     57    57        56          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  58    57        55          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  59    59        58          59               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      52        51          53               54
WEST YELLOWST S       42        43          47               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      42        43          44               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   59                      62
ALZADA DOT      58                      63
ARROW CREEK     57                      64
AVON NORTH      62                      61
BEARSMOUTH DOT  68                      65
BEAVER HILL     54                      60
BIDDLE DOT      63                      64
BIG HOLE PASS   60                      59
BOULDER PASS    59                      56
BOWMANS CORNER  64                      62
BOZEMAN PASS    50                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN   56                      60
COMERSTOWN      53                      57
COW CREEK       59                      62
CRYSTAL CREEK   54                      62
DEARBORN        73                      71
DENTON DOT      55                      61
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  51                      61
EKALAKA DOT     55                      61
ESSEX DOT       54                      56
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    58                      64
GEORGETOWN LAK  51                      54
GEYSER DOT      55                      60
GOVERNMENT HIL  57                      63
GREENOUGH HILL  62                      62
HAYS DOT        72                      59
HELMVILLE DOT   63                      62
HILLSIDE DOT    61                      63
HYSHAM HILLS    58                      66
INGOMAR DOT     61                      63
INVERNESS       59                       M
JUDITH GAP      58                      56
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       62                      63
LEWISTOWN DVD   55                      57
LINDSAY DIVIDE  55                      61
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        63                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  50                      55
MCDONALDS DOT   57                      56
MONARCH CANYON  48                      53
MONIDA PASS     52                      59
NAVAHO DOT      55                      58
NINEMILE DOT    59                      54
NORRIS HILL     51                      53
PENDROY DOT     61                      58
RAYNOLDS PASS   49                      52
REEDPOINT DOT   64                      63
ROGERS PASS     53                      56
ROSCOE HILL     60                      59
SACO DOT        77                      56
SIEBEN DOT      62                      62
SIOUX PASS      55                      61
SWAN LAKE       61                      60
SWEENEY CREEK   62                      66
SWEET GRASS     52                      61
TROUT CREEK     66                      64
TWO MEDICINE    50                      57
US2 STATELINE   55                      61
YAAK HILL       66                      66
YELLOWSTONE B   65                      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                   15          41                40
CAMERON 15SW          35       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     14    28       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    14       26          29                12
JORDAN SCAN     14    26       34          35                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       18          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       21          20                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14        7          14                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8       12          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    31       33          20                14
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          42
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                36
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    32       41          43                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    20       23           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        19        8           6                 0
WEST YELLOW S         25       27          27                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       10          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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