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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI APR 18 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  39    41        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     41    41        46          38               39
FISHTAIL                   42   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     44    44        44          43
HAVRE SCAN      45    44        43          40               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     43    45        44          41                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    39    40        39          38               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE            3        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   42    43        43          41               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      36              36
SIDNEY 8SW      40              40
SIDNEY SCAN     37    36        35          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  49    48        47          44               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  44    45        44          41               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      47   47
ZORTMAN                         44   42

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

ABERDEEN HILL   44                      51
ALZADA DOT      38                      50
ARROW CREEK     49                      53
AVON NORTH      42                      42
BEARSMOUTH DOT  48                      54
BEAVER HILL     37                      44
BIG HOLE PASS   33                      32
BOULDER PASS    42
BOWMANS CORNER  43                      50
BOZEMAN PASS    46                      50
BULL MOUNTAIN   44                      50
COMERSTOWN      33                      38
COW CREEK       41                      42
CRYSTAL CREEK   41                      48
DEARBORN        47                      51
DENTON DOT      46                      47
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  52                      53
EKALAKA DOT     35                      45
ESSEX DOT       39                      46
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    45                      51
GEORGETOWN LAK  41                      43
GOVERNMENT HIL  45                      49
GREENOUGH HILL  44                      51
HAYS DOT        43                      37
HELMVILLE DOT   44                      48
HILLSIDE DOT    42                      46
HYSHAM HILLS    48                      51
INGOMAR DOT     45                      50
JUDITH GAP      41                      45
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       43                      51
LEWISTOWN DVD   42                      40
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        48                      47
LUFBOROUGH     136                      47
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   36                      39
MONARCH CANYON  41                      43
MONIDA PASS     41                      43
NINEMILE DOT    44                      49
NORRIS HILL     49                      49
PENDROY DOT     42                      42
RAYNOLDS PASS   40                      43
REDSTONE HILL   35                      38
REEDPOINT DOT   45                      51
ROGERS PASS     39                      46
ROSCOE HILL     48                      49
SACO DOT        44                      33
SIEBEN DOT      45
SIOUX PASS      37                      69
SWAN LAKE       44                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   43                      53
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     46                      51
TWO MEDICINE    35                      40
US2 STATELINE   35                      39
YAAK HILL       47                      51
YELLOWSTONE B   44                      25

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

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
GREAT FALLS            0     0

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           18       30           6                31
BOZEMAN 12SE                   20          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     32    35       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      24    28       35          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     21    29       28          19                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR         17       19          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       19          28                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       19          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    15       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           16        9           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     25    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    20       37          30                 9
TIBER DAM SCAN  23    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4           9                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                    23            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           22     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        68     54
ZORTMAN                           28     59
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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