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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU AUG 28 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           57        51          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    63        64          63
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          51        47          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         47        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     76    68        69          61               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     76    71        67          65
HAVRE SCAN      77    70        65          62               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     74    71        66          64                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         52        50          45               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         50        52          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          54        49          49
LINDSAY SCAN    74    72        65          62               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           54        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   74    69        63          61               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        46          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          52        49          49               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      83              63
SIDNEY 8SW      73              65
SIDNEY SCAN     70    68        63          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  83    75        64          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  78    69        66          63               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      64        56          57               56
WEST YELLOWST S       57        48          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      50        47          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   95                      74
ALZADA DOT      98                      77
ARROW CREEK    102                      77
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  94                      76
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT     104                      93
BIG HOLE PASS   89                      89
BOULDER PASS   102                      75
BOWMANS CORNER  98                      75
BOZEMAN PASS   103                      74
BULL MOUNTAIN  102                      79
COMERSTOWN      95                      76
COW CREEK       99                      75
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      75
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT     100                      72
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 101                      75
EKALAKA DOT     96                      73
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    98                      78
GEORGETOWN LAK  91                      68
GEYSER DOT      96                      71
GOVERNMENT HIL 100                      76
GREENOUGH HILL  96                      78
HAYS DOT       107                      69
HELMVILLE DOT   94                      74
HILLSIDE DOT    96                      77
HYSHAM HILLS   103                      76
INGOMAR DOT    103                      75
INVERNESS       85                       M
JUDITH GAP      97                      75
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      101                      79
LEWISTOWN DVD   89                      69
LINDSAY DIVIDE 102                      73
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        99                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   97                      73
MONARCH CANYON  84                      67
MONIDA PASS     93                      70
NAVAHO DOT      92                      72
NINEMILE DOT    31                      67
NORRIS HILL    100                      95
PENDROY DOT     91                      70
RAYNOLDS PASS   97                      73
REEDPOINT DOT  103                      75
ROGERS PASS     88                      80
ROSCOE HILL     92                      74
SACO DOT       113                      59
SIEBEN DOT     100                      75
SIOUX PASS      96                      71
SWAN LAKE       93                      76
SWEENEY CREEK  105                      80
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     99                      78
TWO MEDICINE    90                      75
US2 STATELINE   99                      73
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   99                      26

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        8           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                57
CAMERON 15SW          22       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     31    35       33          39                40
COOKE CITY NR         26        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               32
HAVRE SCAN      24    30       37          34                12
JORDAN SCAN     30    36       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          29                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       19          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       17          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   25    31       35          27                19
MOUNT LOCKHART        15       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     27    30       32          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    31       41          40                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  28    35       35           9                 6
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        1           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       11          17                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                 14           18     13          20
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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