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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015


... 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        34          35               36
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     39    38        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      33              32
SIDNEY 8SW      32              32
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   39                      34
ALZADA DOT      37                      34
ARROW CREEK     43                      40
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  37                      32
BEAVER HILL     34                      35
BIDDLE DOT      40                      41
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      29
BOULDER PASS    34                      34
BOWMANS CORNER  38                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    39                      35
BULL MOUNTAIN   42                      39
COMERSTOWN      25                      31
COW CREEK       33                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   27                      31
DEARBORN        48                      43
DENTON DOT      38                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  44                      43
EKALAKA DOT     35                      32
ESSEX DOT       30                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    35                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  35                      31
GEYSER DOT      38                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  36                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  31                      32
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   33                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    34                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    44                      37
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       34                       M
JUDITH GAP      39                      34
KARST DOT       34                      32
LAME DEER       39                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   30                      32
LINDSAY DIVIDE  46                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        39                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  33                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   29                      32
MONARCH CANYON  28                      30
MONIDA PASS     37                      32
NAVAHO DOT      27                      31
NINEMILE DOT    32                      32
NORRIS HILL     38                      40
PENDROY DOT     39                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      31
REEDPOINT DOT   45                      39
ROGERS PASS     39                      36
ROSCOE HILL     37                      25
SACO DOT        32                      35
SIEBEN DOT      42                      32
SIOUX PASS      31                      38
SWAN LAKE       31                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   43                      34
SWEET GRASS     30                      32
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    39                      33
US2 STATELINE   28                      31
YAAK HILL       50                      50
YELLOWSTONE B   50                      42

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                3    34
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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    32       32          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      24    24       25          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     16    20       25          25                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    19    26       19           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            9        4           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    29       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  29    33       31          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  33    35       34           6                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          25                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        5          10                24

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                 16           18     14          22
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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