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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU DEC 25 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    29        30          30               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     31    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    31    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  26    27        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      29              32
SIDNEY 8SW      30              32
SIDNEY SCAN     30    30        32          35                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    33        34          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  30    30        30          33               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      35
ALZADA DOT      24                      33
ARROW CREEK     26                      37
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  30                      32
BEAVER HILL     24                      31
BIDDLE DOT      26                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   18                      17
BOULDER PASS    19                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  21                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    24                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   26                      34
COMERSTOWN      21                      27
COW CREEK       25                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   27                      33
DEARBORN        29                      41
DENTON DOT      27                      34
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  27                      37
EKALAKA DOT     24                      32
ESSEX DOT       26                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    27                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  26                      30
GEYSER DOT      17                      34
GOVERNMENT HIL  24                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  27                      31
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   28                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    25                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    28                      37
INGOMAR DOT     27                      33
INVERNESS       26                       M
JUDITH GAP      23                      32
KARST DOT       23                      32
LAME DEER       31                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   23                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  23                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        26                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  15                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   21                      28
MONARCH CANYON  15                      28
MONIDA PASS     20                      32
NAVAHO DOT      19                      28
NINEMILE DOT    33                      32
NORRIS HILL     25                      27
PENDROY DOT     17                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   18                      25
REEDPOINT DOT   27                      37
ROGERS PASS     20                      29
ROSCOE HILL     28                      29
SACO DOT        26                      37
SIEBEN DOT      24                      31
SIOUX PASS      23                      35
SWAN LAKE       30                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   28                      35
SWEET GRASS     21                      30
TROUT CREEK     31                      34
TWO MEDICINE    18                      28
US2 STATELINE   23                      28
YAAK HILL       39                      39
YELLOWSTONE B   28                      38

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               0     0
GLASGOW                0    13
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           21       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           8                 9
CAMERON 15SW          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    23       22          34                38
COOKE CITY NR         21        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      14    21       23          25                27
JORDAN SCAN     15    23       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       20          25                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     9     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    28       29          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    29       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    18       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                25

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
GREAT FALLS                  M            M      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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