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

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

ABERDEEN HILL   41                      37
ALZADA DOT      30                      34
ARROW CREEK     37                      39
AVON NORTH      25                      25
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      33
BEAVER HILL     33                      33
BIDDLE DOT      32                      36
BIG HOLE PASS   26                      27
BOULDER PASS    29                      36
BOWMANS CORNER  36                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    29                      36
BULL MOUNTAIN   34                      37
COMERSTOWN      29                      31
COW CREEK       27                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   26                      31
DEARBORN        44                      44
DENTON DOT      33                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  46                      44
EKALAKA DOT     33                      31
ESSEX DOT       24                      31
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    27                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  25                      31
GEYSER DOT      42                      39
GOVERNMENT HIL  38                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  25                      32
HAYS DOT        53                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   23                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    30                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    39                      33
INGOMAR DOT    157                      31
INVERNESS       34                       M
JUDITH GAP      42                      36
KARST DOT       25                      31
LAME DEER       39                      36
LEWISTOWN DVD   34                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  37                      33
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        35                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  28                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   32                      31
MONARCH CANYON  22                      29
MONIDA PASS     35                      33
NAVAHO DOT      31                      31
NINEMILE DOT    24                      32
NORRIS HILL     33                      33
PENDROY DOT     33                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   24                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   30                      38
ROGERS PASS     34                      36
ROSCOE HILL     36                      36
SACO DOT        29                      35
SIEBEN DOT      27                      32
SIOUX PASS      30                      38
SWAN LAKE       24                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   32                      35
SWEET GRASS     40                      35
TROUT CREEK     28                      32
TWO MEDICINE    41                      35
US2 STATELINE   31                      30
YAAK HILL       33                      33
YELLOWSTONE B   43                      41

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                0    39
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                13
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           11        7           7                 6
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     35    34       34          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      15    15       23          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     17    21       24          24                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          24       24          28                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         27       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    11    26       18           6                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR            7        3           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   34    22       28          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    24       30          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  40    34       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW      13    15       11          13                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4           9                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
GREAT FALLS                 14           17     13          22

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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