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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON SEP 22 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           52        49          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          46        44          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     55    58        63          58               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     58    61        61          61
HAVRE SCAN      56    58        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     54    56        58          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         48        47          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          48        48          47
LINDSAY SCAN    53    55        58          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    51
MAXVILLE NR           52        52          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    56        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        43          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          45        46          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      52              58
SIDNEY 8SW      56              57
SIDNEY SCAN     54    55        57          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  58    59        59          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  54    58        59          59               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      57        56          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       53        47          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        46          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   58                      67
ALZADA DOT      52                      70
ARROW CREEK     59                      72
AVON NORTH      50                      50
BEARSMOUTH DOT  54                      71
BEAVER HILL     53                      67
BIDDLE DOT      59                      68
BIG HOLE PASS   56                      53
BOULDER PASS    54                      64
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    55                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      49                      64
COW CREEK       51                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK   51                      68
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      53                      68
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  61                      69
EKALAKA DOT     52                      68
ESSEX DOT       49                      68
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    52                      71
GEORGETOWN LAK  51                      63
GEYSER DOT      50                      65
GOVERNMENT HIL  56                      70
GREENOUGH HILL  54                      71
HAYS DOT        56                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   52                      70
HILLSIDE DOT    52                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    61                      71
INGOMAR DOT     55                      71
INVERNESS       52                       M
JUDITH GAP      54                      64
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       59                      71
LEWISTOWN DVD   53                      65
LINDSAY DIVIDE  50                      67
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        55                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      68
MONARCH CANYON  53                      65
MONIDA PASS     52                      65
NAVAHO DOT      58                      66
NINEMILE DOT    55                      63
NORRIS HILL     57                      59
PENDROY DOT     54                      66
RAYNOLDS PASS   54                      63
REEDPOINT DOT   58                      70
ROGERS PASS     55                      65
ROSCOE HILL     58                      67
SACO DOT        55                      56
SIEBEN DOT      54                      68
SIOUX PASS      51                      68
SWAN LAKE       53                      68
SWEENEY CREEK   54                      73
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     55                      72
TWO MEDICINE    49                      63
US2 STATELINE   63                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   57                      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        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   11          38                41
CAMERON 15SW          24       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    32       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         30        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               25
HAVRE SCAN      13    18       30          30                10
JORDAN SCAN     20    30       36          37                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       16          36                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       11          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12        8          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     9    10       13          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        3          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    25       29          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       30          42
NEIHART 12SE          35       36          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    23       40          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  14    25       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         9        3           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        8          14                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                 52           40     32          34
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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