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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU APR 17 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        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  39    41        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     46    41        46          38               39
FISHTAIL                   42   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     48    44        44          42
HAVRE SCAN      50    46        42          40               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     50    48        43          41                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    46    43        38          38               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE            3        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   48    44        42          41               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      45              35
SIDNEY 8SW      46              40
SIDNEY SCAN     38    37        34          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  57    52        45          44               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  53    46        43          41               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      55   50
ZORTMAN                         50   44

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

ABERDEEN HILL   82                      48
ALZADA DOT      74                      46
ARROW CREEK     85                      49
AVON NORTH      69                      69
BEARSMOUTH DOT  71                      53
BEAVER HILL     61                      42
BIG HOLE PASS   66                      64
BOULDER PASS    68
BOWMANS CORNER  70                      48
BOZEMAN PASS    63                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN   68                      50
COMERSTOWN      53                      36
COW CREEK       62                      39
CRYSTAL CREEK   54                      48
DEARBORN        63                      49
DENTON DOT      64                      45
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  68                      51
EKALAKA DOT     62                      43
ESSEX DOT       50                      46
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    69                      51
GEORGETOWN LAK  60                      41
GOVERNMENT HIL  72                      47
GREENOUGH HILL  66                      50
HAYS DOT        66                      35
HELMVILLE DOT   66                      46
HILLSIDE DOT    64                      44
HYSHAM HILLS    79                      50
INGOMAR DOT     73                      48
JUDITH GAP      59                      46
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       80                      49
LEWISTOWN DVD   58                      38
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        74                      47
LUFBOROUGH     128                      45
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      37
MONARCH CANYON  59                      42
MONIDA PASS     59                      42
NINEMILE DOT    58                      41
NORRIS HILL     60                      57
PENDROY DOT     72                      39
RAYNOLDS PASS   69                      48
REDSTONE HILL   60                      36
REEDPOINT DOT   77                      49
ROGERS PASS     62                      50
ROSCOE HILL     66                      47
SACO DOT        67                      33
SIEBEN DOT      72
SIOUX PASS      60                      61
SWAN LAKE       55                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   72                      52
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     56                      51
TWO MEDICINE    48                      40
US2 STATELINE   58                      36
YAAK HILL       55                      52
YELLOWSTONE B   79                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
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           18       30           6                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     34    35       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          6        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      25    29       35          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     22    30       27          19                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         16        6          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       18          26                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       19          16                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR           16       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    20       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        5          10                23

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                    23            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           23     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        67     51
ZORTMAN                           27     56
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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