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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN FEB 1 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
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               36
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     28    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS    165    16        16          16
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    31        31          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   29    32        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      31              33
SIDNEY 8SW      28              31
SIDNEY SCAN     30    31        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    32        32          34               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   13                      32
ALZADA DOT       8                      32
ARROW CREEK     15                      36
AVON NORTH      13                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  23                      32
BEAVER HILL      4                      29
BIDDLE DOT      15                      26
BIG HOLE PASS   14                      14
BOULDER PASS    15                      31
BOWMANS CORNER  10                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    17                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   15                      32
COMERSTOWN      -1                      24
COW CREEK        5                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   26                      31
DEARBORN        13                      39
DENTON DOT       9                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  21                      39
EKALAKA DOT     15                      32
ESSEX DOT       12                      27
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    21                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  18                      30
GEYSER DOT       6                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  11                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  23                      30
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   22                      31
HILLSIDE DOT     7                      32
HYSHAM HILLS     9                      36
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS        4                       M
JUDITH GAP      10                      31
KARST DOT       22                      30
LAME DEER       11                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD    6                      29
LINDSAY DIVIDE   4                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        20                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  12                      28
MCDONALDS DOT    2                      26
MONARCH CANYON   9                      28
MONIDA PASS     11                      32
NAVAHO DOT       2                      28
NINEMILE DOT    25                      30
NORRIS HILL     15                      20
PENDROY DOT      8                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   18                      26
REEDPOINT DOT   18                      36
ROGERS PASS     12                      26
ROSCOE HILL     27                      25
SACO DOT         3                      35
SIEBEN DOT      15                      32
SIOUX PASS       4                      39
SWAN LAKE       23                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   10                      32
SWEET GRASS      5                      30
TROUT CREEK     25                      33
TWO MEDICINE     3                      26
US2 STATELINE    4                      28
YAAK HILL       29                      29
YELLOWSTONE B   10                      37

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                3    34
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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    30       31          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      15    25       27          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     13    19       24          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    10    17       16           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR           10        4           0                10
MOCCASIN SCAN   13    28       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     10    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    29       33          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    31       32           6                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        1           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          10                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.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                255          255    255         255
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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