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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015


... 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        34          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    29    31        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    24    23        20          19          20
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    30        31          31          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    29              24
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    31    30        30          33          36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    31    29        27          31           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    29    28        25          30          34
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    33
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32        33          35          37
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    26    21        18          21          28
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    31              24
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    26              23
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    25    23        22          28           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        31          34          38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    32    30        28          32          35
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          32        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        32          32          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    40                      30
ALZADA DOT    4327    41                      28
ARROW CREEK   3956    53                      47
AVON NORTH    5085    47                      47
BEARSMOUTH    3901    55                      33
BEAVER HILL   2551    42                      28
BIDDLE DOT    3418    46                      40
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    39                      37
BOULDER PASS  5600    41                      30
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    39                      30
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    47                      31
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    48                      32
COMERSTOWN    2099    32                      18
COW CREEK     2500    46                      25
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    37                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870    42                      29
DEARBORN      3500    46                      35
DENTON DOT    3557    45                      32
E LIVINGSTON  4555    48                      35
EKALAKA DOT   3687    39                      26
ESSEX DOT     3875    34                      29
GARRISON DOT  4327    52                      32
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    43                      29
GEYSER DOT    4138    47                      31
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    45                      29
GREENOUGH HL  4070    46                      32
HAYS DOT      3697    41                      27
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    51                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    42                      29
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    52                      33
INGOMAR DOT   3018    46                      30
INVERNESS     3300    46                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    46                      30
KARST DOT     5698    44                      30
LAME DEER     4327    45                      30
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    39                      26
LINDSAY DIV   3198    48                      26
LOMA DOT      2557    52                      34
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    49                      32
MACDONALD PSS 6320    32                      23
MALTA SOUTH   3122    46                      29
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    41                      21
MONARCH CANYN 5218    40                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    40                      29
NAVAHO DOT    2570    36                      19
NINEMILE DOT  4301    46                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    43                      42
PENDROY DOT   4199    42                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    39                      28
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    49                      34
ROGERS PASS   5406    37                      28
ROSCOE HILL   5337    41                      25
SACO DOT      2177    49                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    38                      25
SIOUX PASS    2480    37                      23
SWAN LAKE     3567    45                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    51                      31
SWEET GRASS   3690    47                      28
TROUT CREEK   2384    49                      35
TWO MEDICINE  4920    40                      28
US2 STATELINE 2099    36                      20
YAAK HILL     2201    60                      59
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    52                      34

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                0    37
GREAT FALLS            0     9

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           21       29           8          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          41          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     8        6           6           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    22    22       20          34          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    12       22          27          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    15    17       21          22          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          29       18          28          16
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          21       21          19           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     6        9           5          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          10        8           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    20       30          22          13
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8     8        7          13          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     8    10       15          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    13    18       28          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    16    21       20           7           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           8        3           3           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       22          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        3          11          24

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               39         32    27    33
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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