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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST THU MAR 5 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        34          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    29    31        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    11        15          15          19
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    29        31          31          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    15              21
GREAT FALLS   3776          30   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    27    28        29          33          36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    24        26          32           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    18    20        23          30          34
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    33
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    31        33          35          37
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    11        15          22          28
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    17              22
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    15              22
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16        22          28           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    30    31        31          35          38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    27        27          32          35
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          32        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        32          32          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    18                      28
ALZADA DOT    4327     7                      27
ARROW CREEK   3956    22                      18
AVON NORTH    5085    17                      17
BEARSMOUTH    3901    22                      33
BEAVER HILL   2551    15                      20
BIDDLE DOT    3418    13                      22
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    17                      12
BOULDER PASS  5600    19                      28
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    20                      30
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    20                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    23                      31
COMERSTOWN    2099     1                      13
COW CREEK     2500    12                      24
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    19                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870    16                      26
DEARBORN      3500    24                      35
DENTON DOT    3557    23                      32
E LIVINGSTON  4555    26                      33
EKALAKA DOT   3687     9                      26
ESSEX DOT     3875    14                      17
GARRISON DOT  4327    19                      32
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    15                      29
GEYSER DOT    4138    22                      30
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    16                      28
GREENOUGH HL  4070    19                      32
HAYS DOT      3697     0                      26
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    18                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    16                      27
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    22                      33
INGOMAR DOT   3018    18                      30
INVERNESS     3300    19                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    20                      27
KARST DOT     5698    16                      31
LAME DEER     4327    22                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    20                      25
LINDSAY DIV   3198    17                      25
LOMA DOT      2557    25                      34
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    22                      33
MACDONALD PSS 6320    14                      22
MALTA SOUTH   3122    25                      29
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     6                      17
MONARCH CANYN 5218    14                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    18                      29
NAVAHO DOT    2570     5                      17
NINEMILE DOT  4301    20                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    17                      21
PENDROY DOT   4199    22                      27
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    10                      23
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    26                      34
ROGERS PASS   5406    19                      23
ROSCOE HILL   5337    19                      25
SACO DOT      2177    11                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    26                      24
SIOUX PASS    2480     8                      22
SWAN LAKE     3567    19                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    17                      32
SWEET GRASS   3690    21                      27
TROUT CREEK   2384    23                      35
TWO MEDICINE  4920    23                      24
US2 STATELINE 2099     5                      19
YAAK HILL     2201    24                      23
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    24                      33

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                0    35
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           20       29           8          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          41          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     7     7        6           5           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    20    21       20          34          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    12       22          27          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    12    16       21          22          14
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          29       18          28          16
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          21       21          19           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     5        8           6          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          11        8           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    13    20       30          22          13
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6     7        8          13          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     7     9       15          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    18       28          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    12    20       20           7           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           8        3           3           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       22          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4          11          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               38         32    27    33
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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