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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI MAR 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        33          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    41    41        41          42
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    33    33        32          32          32
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    42    42        44          37          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
FROID 5S      2165    35              32
GREAT FALLS   3776           M    M          M           M
HAVRE SCAN    2710    44    44        44          40          39
HELENA        3668          43        43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    41    42        41          38           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          32        32          28          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    38    39        38          37          36
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    42    43        44          42          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    35    35        35          33          33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    35              33
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    38              36
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    35    34        34          33           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    43    44        44          43          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    40    42        42          39          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          33        32          33          33
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    43                      49
ALZADA DOT    4327    40                      47
ARROW CREEK   3956    48                      33
AVON NORTH    5085    32                      32
BEARSMOUTH    3901    38                      50
BEAVER HILL   2551    37                      42
BIDDLE DOT    3418    45                      48
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    29                      29
BOULDER PASS  5600    40                      48
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    46                      49
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    36                      48
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    46                      51
COMERSTOWN    2099    33                      37
COW CREEK     2500    39                      41
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    35                      46
DEEP CREEK    5870    32                      41
DEARBORN      3500    53                      56
DENTON DOT    3557    42                      49
E LIVINGSTON  4555    45                      51
EKALAKA DOT   3687    38                      45
ESSEX DOT     3875    37                      37
GARRISON DOT  4327    35                      49
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    30                      39
GEYSER DOT    4138    42                      47
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    44                      49
GREENOUGH HL  4070    36                      46
HAYS DOT      3697    86                      37
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    35                      45
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    41                      48
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    48                      52
INGOMAR DOT   3018    46                      51
INVERNESS     3300    44                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    40                      48
KARST DOT     5698    31                      43
LAME DEER     4327    61                      53
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    37                      42
LINDSAY DIV   3198    41                      41
LOMA DOT      2557    43                      45
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    36                      44
MACDONALD PSS 6320    33                      35
MALTA SOUTH   3122    48                      50
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    34                      37
MONARCH CANYN 5218    30                      42
MONIDA PASS   6824    38                      46
NAVAHO DOT    2570    32                      37
NINEMILE DOT  4301    37                      45
NORRIS HILL   5695    38                      41
PENDROY DOT   4199    42                      44
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    28                      36
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    50                      52
ROGERS PASS   5406    42                      43
ROSCOE HILL   5337    47                      25
SACO DOT      2177    37                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    49                      41
SIOUX PASS    2480    33                      36
SWAN LAKE     3567    33                      44
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    46                      52
SWEET GRASS   3690    77                      40
TROUT CREEK   2384    42                      48
TWO MEDICINE  4920    45                      44
US2 STATELINE 2099    35                      37
YAAK HILL     2201    41                      41
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    51                      55

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     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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           25       31           8          16
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   25          48          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    19    22       14          18          14
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    33       31          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          15        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    23    29       34          30          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    32       33          27          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          30
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35       23          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          26       27          25          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    16       17          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       13           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    23    27       31          23          14
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    28       21          16          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    27    28       25          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    27       35          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    24    33       32           6           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          22        7           5           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          22       25          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       10          12          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775                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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