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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN DEC 21 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  27    27        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    36        36          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     30    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    30    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  24    26        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      30              32
SIDNEY 8SW      30              30
SIDNEY SCAN     28    29        31          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    33        34          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  26    27        28          33               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   30                      34
ALZADA DOT      24                      32
ARROW CREEK     32                      37
AVON NORTH      31                      31
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      32
BEAVER HILL     26                      32
BIDDLE DOT      26                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   29                      27
BOULDER PASS    30                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  33                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    31                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   32                      35
COMERSTOWN      17                      27
COW CREEK       20                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      34
DEARBORN        42                      41
DENTON DOT      31                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  40                      41
EKALAKA DOT     24                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    32                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  30                      30
GEYSER DOT      34                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  28                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  29                      31
HAYS DOT        29                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    23                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    35                      37
INGOMAR DOT     28                      32
INVERNESS       27                       M
JUDITH GAP      33                      32
KARST DOT       31                      32
LAME DEER       28                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   31                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  22                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        33                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  30                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   19                      28
MONARCH CANYON  28                      30
MONIDA PASS     32                      32
NAVAHO DOT      30                      28
NINEMILE DOT    32                      32
NORRIS HILL     25                      27
PENDROY DOT     30                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   28                      35
ROGERS PASS     31                      30
ROSCOE HILL     36                      30
SACO DOT        19                      37
SIEBEN DOT      34                      31
SIOUX PASS      21                      31
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   28                      35
SWEET GRASS     29                      30
TROUT CREEK     35                      36
TWO MEDICINE    33                      32
US2 STATELINE   21                      29
YAAK HILL       36                      36
YELLOWSTONE B   32                      38

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                0    12
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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           20       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    26       22          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         21        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      11    16       23          25                28
JORDAN SCAN     14    21       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       21          25                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     8     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    27       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       17          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    30       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    16       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          11                25

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                 30           30     39          48

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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