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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU AUG 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           55        54          53               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  67    69        70          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          52        52          51               48
COOKE CITY NR         47        46          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     61    65        70          67               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                49
GREAT FALLS     65    68        68          70
HAVRE SCAN      67    68        69          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     67    69        70          71                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         54        54          48               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56               52
LINCOLN 11SE          50        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    65    67        69          68               64
LOOKOUT PASS           M        51          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    56
MAXVILLE NR           52        54          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   64    67        69          67               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        48          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          55        56          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      65              68
SIDNEY 8SW      69              70
SIDNEY SCAN     67    67        68          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  65    67        69          68               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  62    66        68          69               66
WEST YELLOWSTONE      59        62          61               59
WEST YELLOWST S       52        53          51               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      51        52          50               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   64                      78
ALZADA DOT      65                      85
ARROW CREEK     66                      85
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  60                      80
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      69                      84
BIG HOLE PASS   52                      52
BOULDER PASS    52                      75
BOWMANS CORNER  56                      77
BOZEMAN PASS    57                      75
BULL MOUNTAIN   64                      79
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       66                      81
CRYSTAL CREEK   59                      75
DEARBORN        64                      82
DENTON DOT      64                      80
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  62                      78
EKALAKA DOT     65                      83
ESSEX DOT       61                      77
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    57                      78
GEORGETOWN LAK  52                      65
GEYSER DOT      60                      77
GOVERNMENT HIL  66                      81
GREENOUGH HILL  60                      80
HAYS DOT        61                      77
HELMVILLE DOT   60                      79
HILLSIDE DOT    63                      79
HYSHAM HILLS    67                      84
INGOMAR DOT     63                      83
INVERNESS       59                       M
JUDITH GAP      57                      75
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       67                      82
LEWISTOWN DVD   61                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE  63                      79
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        66                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   63                      76
MONARCH CANYON  49                      66
MONIDA PASS     58                      74
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    64                      66
NORRIS HILL     59                      62
PENDROY DOT     56                      75
RAYNOLDS PASS   54                      64
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      82
ROGERS PASS     56                      72
ROSCOE HILL     61                      77
SACO DOT        67                      62
SIEBEN DOT      59                      81
SIOUX PASS      62                      78
SWAN LAKE       57                      75
SWEENEY CREEK   67                      85
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     63                      77
TWO MEDICINE    52                      68
US2 STATELINE   63                      79
YAAK HILL       62                      76
YELLOWSTONE B   62                      25

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        6           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    4          28                37
CAMERON 15SW           9       30          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       32          38                40
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     20    29       31          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         10        4          26                15
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8        4          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13       11          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       11           5                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        6          48
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN    4    15       20          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        11       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          26       34          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  10    13       35          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    20       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          12                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                200          200    200          73
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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