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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE OCT 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           41        42          43               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    48        49          52
BOZEMAN 12SE                    44          43               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          33        35          36               40
COOKE CITY NR         37        37          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     50    50        53          52               54
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                40
GREAT FALLS     51    53        53          55
HAVRE SCAN      53    52        51          53               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        44
JORDAN SCAN     56    54        52          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         39        40          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         41        43          44               45
LINCOLN 11SE          43        42          43
LINDSAY SCAN    56    54        50          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        44          44                M
MANY GLACIER                    48
MAXVILLE NR           46        46          44               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   51    51        51          52               53
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        39        40          40               39
NEIHART 12SE          37        36          39               40
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      63              49
SIDNEY 8SW      53              48
SIDNEY SCAN     52    50        50          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  58    55        52          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  51    50        50          53               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      41        43          43               47
WEST YELLOWST S       38        38          41               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      41        40          40               40
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   66                      61
ALZADA DOT      69                      61
ARROW CREEK     67                      63
AVON NORTH      44                      44
BEARSMOUTH DOT  48                      56
BEAVER HILL     67                      63
BIDDLE DOT      73                      72
BIG HOLE PASS   45                      45
BOULDER PASS    42                      55
BOWMANS CORNER  45                      57
BOZEMAN PASS    48                      60
BULL MOUNTAIN   66                      63
COMERSTOWN      61                      57
COW CREEK       66                      58
CRYSTAL CREEK   50                      54
DEARBORN        53                      63
DENTON DOT      51                      57
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  53                      62
EKALAKA DOT     68                      58
ESSEX DOT       46                      52
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    44                      56
GEORGETOWN LAK  39                      46
GEYSER DOT      46                      57
GOVERNMENT HIL  69                      61
GREENOUGH HILL  48                      54
HAYS DOT        64                      57
HELMVILLE DOT   46                      55
HILLSIDE DOT    70                      61
HYSHAM HILLS    69                      62
INGOMAR DOT     69                      60
INVERNESS       50                       M
JUDITH GAP      55                      55
KARST DOT       45                      51
LAME DEER       70                      64
LEWISTOWN DVD   51                      52
LINDSAY DIVIDE  67                      58
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        53                      63
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  35                      52
MCDONALDS DOT   64                      56
MONARCH CANYON  41                      50
MONIDA PASS     45                      55
NAVAHO DOT      61                      56
NINEMILE DOT    50                      52
NORRIS HILL     44                      48
PENDROY DOT     46                      54
RAYNOLDS PASS   38                      49
REEDPOINT DOT   60                      58
ROGERS PASS     41                      50
ROSCOE HILL     56                      50
SACO DOT        84                      52
SIEBEN DOT      44                      57
SIOUX PASS      63                      57
SWAN LAKE       50                      53
SWEENEY CREEK   73                      63
SWEET GRASS     49                      55
TROUT CREEK     53                      55
TWO MEDICINE    46                      53
US2 STATELINE   63                      57
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   68                      60

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       24           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          29       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     18    24       32          37                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN      11    14       25          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     13    23       31          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       18          36                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          14       10          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    11    11       11           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          44
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    26       29          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          37       36          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    18       20           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        1           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                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                111           61     47          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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