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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN AUG 31 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           52        50          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  65    66        66          64
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        48          48               47
COOKE CITY NR         44        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     69    65        67          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     69    67        65          65
HAVRE SCAN      70    66        64          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        48
JORDAN SCAN     68    67        65          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        50          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         53        60          53               50
LINCOLN 11SE          48        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN    70    69        64          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           49        50          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   65    63        62          62               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        45          45               42
NEIHART 12SE          50        49          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      77              63
SIDNEY 8SW      70              65
SIDNEY SCAN     67    65        63          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  73    69        63          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  72    65        64          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        54          57               56
WEST YELLOWST S       46        45          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      48        47          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   77                      70
ALZADA DOT      77                      75
ARROW CREEK     77                      75
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  93                      75
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      86                      80
BIG HOLE PASS   78                      78
BOULDER PASS    83                      68
BOWMANS CORNER  78                      73
BOZEMAN PASS    65                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   80                      75
COMERSTOWN      71                      77
COW CREEK       82                      72
CRYSTAL CREEK   59                      70
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      80                      72
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  66                      71
EKALAKA DOT     74                      73
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    77                      75
GEORGETOWN LAK  82                      65
GEYSER DOT      62                      69
GOVERNMENT HIL  84                      73
GREENOUGH HILL  79                      73
HAYS DOT        86                      68
HELMVILLE DOT   77                      73
HILLSIDE DOT    82                      75
HYSHAM HILLS    88                      75
INGOMAR DOT     86                      74
INVERNESS       86                       M
JUDITH GAP      69                      68
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       86                      74
LEWISTOWN DVD   67                      68
LINDSAY DIVIDE  85                      71
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        91                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   80                      68
MONARCH CANYON  65                      60
MONIDA PASS     66                      68
NAVAHO DOT      76                      68
NINEMILE DOT    31                      63
NORRIS HILL     79                      73
PENDROY DOT     77                      68
RAYNOLDS PASS   69                      62
REEDPOINT DOT   80                      73
ROGERS PASS     72                      70
ROSCOE HILL     71                      69
SACO DOT        84                      59
SIEBEN DOT      80                      72
SIOUX PASS      75                      70
SWAN LAKE       72                      72
SWEENEY CREEK   92                      77
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     78                      76
TWO MEDICINE    60                      70
US2 STATELINE   71                      71
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   73                      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        7           3                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          21       41          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    33       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         32        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               29
HAVRE SCAN      21    26       35          33                26
JORDAN SCAN     32    36       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       20          36                33
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       17          17                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    19    17       17          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    30       34          26                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       26          45
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     24    28       31          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  25    33       42          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    32       34          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        20        9           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         26       28          28                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7       10          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                 21           22     17          22
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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