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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE APR 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           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  50    49        46          44
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     54    49        51          42               40
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     51    50        49          47
HAVRE SCAN      61    55        48          42               40
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                43        43
JORDAN SCAN     59    56        50          44                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    56    52        46          43               40
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   56    52        47          44               42
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      58              42
SIDNEY 8SW      57              48
SIDNEY SCAN     48    45        40          36                M
THREE FKS SCAN  61    58        51          47               43
TIBER DAM SCAN  63    55        51          45               41
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        31          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      66   57
ZORTMAN                         59   54

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

ABERDEEN HILL   82                      60
ALZADA DOT      88                      56
ARROW CREEK     78                      58
AVON NORTH      48                      48
BEARSMOUTH DOT  56                      57
BEAVER HILL     78                      54
BIG HOLE PASS   39                      38
BOULDER PASS    49
BOWMANS CORNER  54                      55
BOZEMAN PASS    61                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN   82                      60
COMERSTOWN      74                      51
COW CREEK       80                      51
CRYSTAL CREEK   53                      51
DEARBORN        55                      57
DENTON DOT      75                      54
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  64                      58
EKALAKA DOT     74                      53
ESSEX DOT       52                      51
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    47                      56
GEORGETOWN LAK  50                      46
GOVERNMENT HIL  82                      58
GREENOUGH HILL  56                      55
HAYS DOT        79                      43
HELMVILLE DOT   56                      53
HILLSIDE DOT    77                      55
HYSHAM HILLS    88                      55
INGOMAR DOT     83                      56
JUDITH GAP      68                      57
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       98                      61
LEWISTOWN DVD   75                      48
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        72                      53
LUFBOROUGH     134                      54
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   81                      53
MONARCH CANYON  57                      51
MONIDA PASS     57                      51
NINEMILE DOT    52                      46
NORRIS HILL     54                      58
PENDROY DOT     50                      48
RAYNOLDS PASS   49                      52
REDSTONE HILL   74                      48
REEDPOINT DOT   83                      55
ROGERS PASS     46                      54
ROSCOE HILL     77                      55
SACO DOT        86                      36
SIEBEN DOT      52
SIOUX PASS      78                      57
SWAN LAKE       53                      53
SWEENEY CREEK   88                      61
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     53                      54
TWO MEDICINE    48                      46
US2 STATELINE   79                      49
YAAK HILL       57                      52
YELLOWSTONE B   77                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

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           19       30           7                36
BOZEMAN 12SE                   41          46                49
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     29    33       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           3                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      21    25       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     19    29       28          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       27          37                34
LAKEVIEW 18NW         33       23          34                11
LINCOLN 11SE          26       21          17                11
LINDSAY SCAN    15    14       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           20       12           0                21
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    27       30          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  11    19       38          31                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    30       34           8                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         25       29          30                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        5          10                23

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                 23           24     21          29
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        68     49
ZORTMAN                           27     58
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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