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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST FRI FEB 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               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    31        32          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        26              24
GREAT FALLS     32    33        34          35
HAVRE SCAN      31    31        31          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     28    28        28          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    26    27        26          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      27              23
SIDNEY 8SW      24              22
SIDNEY SCAN     22    21        22          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          36               39
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    30        31          34               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
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   27                      29
ALZADA DOT      28                      29
ARROW CREEK     48                      43
AVON NORTH      36                      36
BEARSMOUTH DOT  41                      33
BEAVER HILL     29                      25
BIDDLE DOT      33                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   31                      31
BOULDER PASS    23                      28
BOWMANS CORNER  28                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    30                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN   35                      32
COMERSTOWN      21                      17
COW CREEK       31                      25
CRYSTAL CREEK   37                      35
DEARBORN        31                      37
DENTON DOT      28                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  32                      32
EKALAKA DOT     28                      28
ESSEX DOT       25                      19
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  36                      31
GEYSER DOT      24                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  31                      30
GREENOUGH HILL  37                      32
HAYS DOT        32                      28
HELMVILLE DOT   31                      33
HILLSIDE DOT    28                      29
HYSHAM HILLS    33                      34
INGOMAR DOT     30                      32
INVERNESS       24                       M
JUDITH GAP      26                      28
KARST DOT       32                      31
LAME DEER       30                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   18                      24
LINDSAY DIVIDE  28                      25
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        32                      36
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  22                      25
MCDONALDS DOT   25                      19
MONARCH CANYON  37                      30
MONIDA PASS     26                      30
NAVAHO DOT      21                      19
NINEMILE DOT    44                      32
NORRIS HILL     32                      35
PENDROY DOT     24                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   32                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   36                      35
ROGERS PASS     23                      27
ROSCOE HILL     40                      25
SACO DOT        30                      34
SIEBEN DOT      25                      25
SIOUX PASS      30                      21
SWAN LAKE       40                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   35                      32
SWEET GRASS     26                      27
TROUT CREEK     41                      38
TWO MEDICINE    25                      28
US2 STATELINE   27                      19
YAAK HILL       48                      48
YELLOWSTONE B   35                      33

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            0     5

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       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                49
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    24       21          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      10    13       24          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     13    17       22          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       11          33                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          22       22          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     7     5        9          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           12        8           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       15          15                21
THREE FKS SCAN  12    21       35          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    22       23           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO        12        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                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                 29           26     23          31
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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