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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN APR 20 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           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  43    45        44          43
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     52    46        50          40               40
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     54    49        47          44
HAVRE SCAN      52    47        44          42               40
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     54    52        47          42                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    53    50        43          41               39
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE            3         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   53    49        44          42               41
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      54              39
SIDNEY 8SW      54              44
SIDNEY SCAN     45    42        37          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    60        49          45               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  63    51        48          43               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      60   54
ZORTMAN                         55   49

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

ABERDEEN HILL   86                      55
ALZADA DOT      91                      53
ARROW CREEK     95                      55
AVON NORTH      77                      77
BEARSMOUTH DOT  88                      55
BEAVER HILL     83                      49
BIG HOLE PASS   84                      80
BOULDER PASS    89
BOWMANS CORNER  81                      52
BOZEMAN PASS    84                      53
BULL MOUNTAIN   86                      55
COMERSTOWN      70                      45
COW CREEK       78                      45
CRYSTAL CREEK   67                      50
DEARBORN        80                      53
DENTON DOT      86                      50
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  86                      55
EKALAKA DOT     79                      49
ESSEX DOT       62                      47
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    83                      55
GEORGETOWN LAK  79                      44
GOVERNMENT HIL  87                      52
GREENOUGH HILL  91                      53
HAYS DOT        78                      40
HELMVILLE DOT   87                      50
HILLSIDE DOT    75                      50
HYSHAM HILLS    95                      53
INGOMAR DOT     84                      51
JUDITH GAP      85                      53
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       93                      55
LEWISTOWN DVD   78                      43
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        95                      50
LUFBOROUGH     176                      50
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   71                      46
MONARCH CANYON  75                      47
MONIDA PASS     75                      47
NINEMILE DOT    31                      41
NORRIS HILL     85                      80
PENDROY DOT     75                      44
RAYNOLDS PASS   97                      55
REDSTONE HILL   71                      42
REEDPOINT DOT   88                      53
ROGERS PASS     81                      56
ROSCOE HILL     82                      53
SACO DOT        81                      34
SIEBEN DOT      73
SIOUX PASS      72                      64
SWAN LAKE       62                      51
SWEENEY CREEK   87                      56
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     84                      53
TWO MEDICINE    71                      42
US2 STATELINE   76                      43
YAAK HILL       78                      52
YELLOWSTONE B   90                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
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           18       30           7                36
BOZEMAN 12SE                   29          45                49
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     32    34       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      23    27       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     21    29       28          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         22       20          35                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         30       20          34                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       19          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    16    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           17       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    20       38          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    30       34           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         24       28          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        4           9                23

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                 22           24     21          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        67     50
ZORTMAN                           27     57
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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