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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI JUL 11 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           60        58          52               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        70          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          48               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          58        55          50               44
COOKE CITY NR         47        44          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    73        76          66               60
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                33
GREAT FALLS     70    72        72          70
HAVRE SCAN      72    73        72          64               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     73    75        75          68                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         60        57          49               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         60        61          55               50
LINCOLN 11SE          54        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN    67    69        70          66               60
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           57        52          48               45
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   68    71        71          64               59
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        50        46          43               38
NEIHART 12SE          58        57          49               43
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      66              68
SIDNEY 8SW      70              69
SIDNEY SCAN     68    68        67          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  69    71        73          68               60
TIBER DAM SCAN  73    78        78          69               60
WEST YELLOWSTONE      70        71          64               56
WEST YELLOWST S       58        55          48               40
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        53          48               42
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   69                      81
ALZADA DOT      69                      83
ARROW CREEK     71                      87
AVON NORTH      61                      61
BEARSMOUTH DOT  66                      86
BEAVER HILL     70                      81
BIDDLE DOT      72                      85
BIG HOLE PASS   62                      62
BOULDER PASS    65                      85
BOWMANS CORNER  69                      86
BOZEMAN PASS    61                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN   70                      88
COMERSTOWN      67                      78
COW CREEK       66                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK   59                      82
DEARBORN        72                      86
DENTON DOT      71                      84
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  64                      85
EKALAKA DOT     72                      82
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    66                      88
GEORGETOWN LAK  57                      77
GEYSER DOT      70                      83
GOVERNMENT HIL  70                      87
GREENOUGH HILL  65                      87
HAYS DOT        67                      78
HELMVILLE DOT   66                      83
HILLSIDE DOT    67                      85
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     71                      87
INVERNESS       63                       M
JUDITH GAP      66                      84
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       72                      89
LEWISTOWN DVD   68                      81
LINDSAY DIVIDE  63                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        74                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   65                      80
MONARCH CANYON  64                      78
MONIDA PASS     69                      82
NAVAHO DOT      66                      78
NINEMILE DOT    70                      89
NORRIS HILL     71                      82
PENDROY DOT     66                      83
RAYNOLDS PASS   64                      79
REEDPOINT DOT   67                      85
ROGERS PASS     67                      80
ROSCOE HILL     67                      82
SACO DOT        68                      59
SIEBEN DOT      68                      84
SIOUX PASS      66                      87
SWAN LAKE       64                      86
SWEENEY CREEK   72                      90
SWEET GRASS     61                      35
TROUT CREEK     65                      88
TWO MEDICINE    61                      76
US2 STATELINE   68                      80
YAAK HILL       68                      86
YELLOWSTONE B   69                      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           10       18           6                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          31       41          40                70
CONRAD SCAN     13    24       33          39                38
COOKE CITY NR         30        0          17                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               41
HAVRE SCAN       6    12       24          22                26
JORDAN SCAN      9    19       26          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15       12          34                24
LAKEVIEW 18NW         12       10          27                28
LINCOLN 11SE          18       20          22                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    11     9       12          10                15
LOOKOUT PASS           M       34          46
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            1        4           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN    7    18       21          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        30       36          43
NEIHART 12SE          27       36          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       21          23                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    17       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   6    18       19          11                 8
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          27                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE      11       13          16                27

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                101          114     50          35
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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