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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE SEP 30 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           47        47          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  50    53        55          59
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          42        43          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         42        42          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     56    57        59          56               58
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                43
GREAT FALLS     54    57        57          58
HAVRE SCAN      56    57        58          58               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     54    55        56          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         45        47          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         45        48          50               50
LINCOLN 11SE          44        45          46
LINDSAY SCAN    55    56        57          59               58
LOOKOUT PASS           M        47          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           45        47          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   50    52        54          56               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        42          42               41
NEIHART 12SE          44        45          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      53              57
SIDNEY 8SW      54              56
SIDNEY SCAN     55    55        56          58                M
THREE FKS SCAN  53    54        55          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  55    58        58          59               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      50        52          53               54
WEST YELLOWST S       43        45          47               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      43        44          44               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   48                      61
ALZADA DOT      53                      64
ARROW CREEK     46                      66
AVON NORTH      49                      49
BEARSMOUTH DOT  54                      64
BEAVER HILL     53                      59
BIDDLE DOT      56                      63
BIG HOLE PASS   41                      41
BOULDER PASS    50                      55
BOWMANS CORNER  51                      62
BOZEMAN PASS    46                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN   47                      60
COMERSTOWN      52                      57
COW CREEK       55                      62
CRYSTAL CREEK   53                      63
DEARBORN        58                      71
DENTON DOT      53                      62
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  52                      62
EKALAKA DOT     52                      62
ESSEX DOT       51                      55
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    51                      64
GEORGETOWN LAK  46                      54
GEYSER DOT      50                      60
GOVERNMENT HIL  54                      63
GREENOUGH HILL  52                      63
HAYS DOT        52                      61
HELMVILLE DOT   52                      63
HILLSIDE DOT    53                      61
HYSHAM HILLS    52                      67
INGOMAR DOT     49                      64
INVERNESS       54                       M
JUDITH GAP      46                      55
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       54                      62
LEWISTOWN DVD   47                      58
LINDSAY DIVIDE  52                      62
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        57                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  43                      42
MCDONALDS DOT   51                      55
MONARCH CANYON  68                      53
MONIDA PASS     51                      59
NAVAHO DOT      51                      58
NINEMILE DOT    54                      54
NORRIS HILL     46                      48
PENDROY DOT     53                      58
RAYNOLDS PASS   45                      52
REEDPOINT DOT   50                      64
ROGERS PASS     47                      54
ROSCOE HILL     47                      58
SACO DOT        49                      56
SIEBEN DOT      53                      62
SIOUX PASS      53                      62
SWAN LAKE       53                      61
SWEENEY CREEK   57                      67
SWEET GRASS     53                      61
TROUT CREEK     55                      66
TWO MEDICINE    50                      56
US2 STATELINE   53                      62
YAAK HILL       56                      56
YELLOWSTONE B   45                      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        5           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   16          41                40
CAMERON 15SW          31       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     13    28       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               18
HAVRE SCAN       9    14       26          29                27
JORDAN SCAN     14    26       34          35                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       19          36                33
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       20          19                17
LINCOLN 11SE          13        7          14                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8       12          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    31       34          20                14
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          42
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                36
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    32       41          43                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    20       23           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        20       10           6                 0
WEST YELLOW S         25       26          27                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        9          18                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                 78           43     34          36
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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