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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST MON DEC 22 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  30    29        30          30               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        36          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  28    28        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      32              32
SIDNEY 8SW      30              30
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        32          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    34        35          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  27    30        30          33               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   33                      36
ALZADA DOT      30                      33
ARROW CREEK     30                      39
AVON NORTH      27                      27
BEARSMOUTH DOT  30                      32
BEAVER HILL     32                      32
BIDDLE DOT      32                      34
BIG HOLE PASS   24                      22
BOULDER PASS    24                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  27                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    29                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   28                      37
COMERSTOWN      26                      28
COW CREEK       31                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      34
DEARBORN        32                      42
DENTON DOT      30                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  32                      40
EKALAKA DOT     29                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    29                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  28                      30
GEYSER DOT      30                      35
GOVERNMENT HIL  28                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  28                      31
HAYS DOT        32                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    29                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    32                      38
INGOMAR DOT     32                      32
INVERNESS       25                       M
JUDITH GAP      26                      32
KARST DOT       30                      32
LAME DEER       28                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   27                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  31                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        25                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  24                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   25                      29
MONARCH CANYON  26                      30
MONIDA PASS     30                      32
NAVAHO DOT      30                      28
NINEMILE DOT    31                      32
NORRIS HILL     29                      29
PENDROY DOT     25                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   26                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   34                      36
ROGERS PASS     24                      29
ROSCOE HILL     31                      29
SACO DOT        31                      37
SIEBEN DOT      30                      31
SIOUX PASS      28                      35
SWAN LAKE       31                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   35                      36
SWEET GRASS     24                      31
TROUT CREEK     34                      37
TWO MEDICINE    27                      32
US2 STATELINE   28                      30
YAAK HILL       32                      32
YELLOWSTONE B   33                      39

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            0     2

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           20       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                40
BRUSETT 6SE           10        8           7                 9
CAMERON 15SW          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    26       22          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      13    17       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     18    22       27          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       21          25                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    11    10       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   30    29       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    30       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    18       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        4           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          11                25

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
GREAT FALLS                  M            M      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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