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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI AUG 29 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           56        51          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  62    64        65          63
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          51        48          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         48        45          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     78    68        68          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     77    71        67          65
HAVRE SCAN      76    71        66          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     71    70        67          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         53        51          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         56        52          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          52        49          50
LINDSAY SCAN    72    71        65          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           54        52          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   74    70        64          62               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        45          45               42
NEIHART 12SE          52        50          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      74              64
SIDNEY 8SW      71              66
SIDNEY SCAN     68    67        64          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  83    76        66          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  79    69        66          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      65        58          58               56
WEST YELLOWST S       58        50          49               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      50        48          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   90                      73
ALZADA DOT      90                      77
ARROW CREEK     95                      78
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT 103                      77
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      97                      90
BIG HOLE PASS   87                      87
BOULDER PASS    93                      75
BOWMANS CORNER  97                      75
BOZEMAN PASS   103                      75
BULL MOUNTAIN  100                      79
COMERSTOWN      88                      76
COW CREEK       91                      75
CRYSTAL CREEK   84                      75
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      98                      73
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 100                      76
EKALAKA DOT     91                      75
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   100                      79
GEORGETOWN LAK  97                      68
GEYSER DOT      96                      71
GOVERNMENT HIL  94                      77
GREENOUGH HILL 104                      78
HAYS DOT        94                      69
HELMVILLE DOT  102                      74
HILLSIDE DOT    93                      77
HYSHAM HILLS    98                      77
INGOMAR DOT     97                      77
INVERNESS       94                       M
JUDITH GAP      95                      76
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       94                      78
LEWISTOWN DVD   86                      71
LINDSAY DIVIDE  93                      73
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       104                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   92                      73
MONARCH CANYON  64                      66
MONIDA PASS     96                      71
NAVAHO DOT      89                      72
NINEMILE DOT    31                      66
NORRIS HILL     96                      91
PENDROY DOT     99                      69
RAYNOLDS PASS   85                      74
REEDPOINT DOT   98                      76
ROGERS PASS     87                      80
ROSCOE HILL     92                      74
SACO DOT        99                      59
SIEBEN DOT     102                      75
SIOUX PASS      95                      73
SWAN LAKE      103                      76
SWEENEY CREEK   99                      81
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     96                      78
TWO MEDICINE    87                      74
US2 STATELINE   92                      74
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   91                      26

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        7           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                57
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     29    35       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         27        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               32
HAVRE SCAN      23    28       36          34                13
JORDAN SCAN     32    37       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         29       16          31                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       18          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    17       17          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    30       34          27                19
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       26          45
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     26    29       31          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    31       41          41                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  26    34       35          10                 6
WEST YELLOWSTO         7        1           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       5       12          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                 16           20     15          20
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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