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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON SEP 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           53        48          49               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  58    59        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          47        44          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     71    63        66          58               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                44
GREAT FALLS     72    66        64          61
HAVRE SCAN      69    63        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     64    62        59          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         51        49          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         54        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          51        47          48
LINDSAY SCAN    66    64        58          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           54        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   65    62        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        42          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          47        45          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      80              56
SIDNEY 8SW      63              56
SIDNEY SCAN     62    59        56          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  62    62        59          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  76    66        62          59               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      58        54          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       52        48          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      47        45          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   70                      68
ALZADA DOT      79                      70
ARROW CREEK     73                      71
AVON NORTH      79                      79
BEARSMOUTH DOT  86                      70
BEAVER HILL     78                      72
BIDDLE DOT      84                      82
BIG HOLE PASS   68                      68
BOULDER PASS    74                      69
BOWMANS CORNER  80                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    68                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN   83                      72
COMERSTOWN      80                      68
COW CREEK       87                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK   74                      67
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      86                      67
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  77                      69
EKALAKA DOT     80                      67
ESSEX DOT       73                      66
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    81                      71
GEORGETOWN LAK  79                      63
GEYSER DOT      80                      65
GOVERNMENT HIL  88                      70
GREENOUGH HILL  90                      71
HAYS DOT        69                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   90                      68
HILLSIDE DOT    74                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    82                      71
INGOMAR DOT     90                      70
INVERNESS       86                       M
JUDITH GAP      82                      69
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       85                      73
LEWISTOWN DVD   73                      64
LINDSAY DIVIDE  84                      66
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        91                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   84                      67
MONARCH CANYON  60                      62
MONIDA PASS     77                      66
NAVAHO DOT      80                      65
NINEMILE DOT    87                      62
NORRIS HILL     67                      65
PENDROY DOT     82                      65
RAYNOLDS PASS   69                      65
REEDPOINT DOT   86                      69
ROGERS PASS     77                      70
ROSCOE HILL     80                      68
SACO DOT       105                      56
SIEBEN DOT      82                      67
SIOUX PASS      82                      67
SWAN LAKE       88                      68
SWEENEY CREEK   93                      73
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     90                      71
TWO MEDICINE    83                      71
US2 STATELINE   82                      68
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   87                      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           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   11          38                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    32       34          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         31        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               25
HAVRE SCAN      13    18       29          30                10
JORDAN SCAN     20    30       36          37                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       11          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12        8          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       13          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    25       29          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       29          42
NEIHART 12SE          35       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    22       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    25       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        3           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          14                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                 51           45     33          34
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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