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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT DEC 27 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           34        34          36               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  27    27        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     29    31        32          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      29    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     28    31        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    28    30        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  23    24        27          31               35
SIDNEY 6NW      27              31
SIDNEY 8SW      28              30
SIDNEY SCAN     28    28        31          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    33        34          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    23        26          32               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   13                      32
ALZADA DOT      21                      31
ARROW CREEK     11                      34
AVON NORTH      20                      20
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      32
BEAVER HILL     15                      29
BIDDLE DOT      19                      25
BIG HOLE PASS    8                      80
BOULDER PASS    15                      27
BOWMANS CORNER  19                      32
BOZEMAN PASS     9                      27
BULL MOUNTAIN   13                      31
COMERSTOWN      13                      24
COW CREEK       14                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   25                      32
DEARBORN        24                      38
DENTON DOT      13                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  16                      33
EKALAKA DOT     22                      32
ESSEX DOT       27                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    22                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  17                      27
GEYSER DOT      18                      31
GOVERNMENT HIL  16                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  25                      31
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   23                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    12                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    14                      36
INGOMAR DOT     12                      33
INVERNESS       16                       M
JUDITH GAP      14                      27
KARST DOT        6                      29
LAME DEER       25                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD   14                      28
LINDSAY DIVIDE  16                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        19                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  14                      26
MCDONALDS DOT   12                      24
MONARCH CANYON   2                      25
MONIDA PASS     16                      28
NAVAHO DOT      13                      26
NINEMILE DOT    28                      33
NORRIS HILL     14                      19
PENDROY DOT     17                      26
RAYNOLDS PASS    9                      19
REEDPOINT DOT    5                      34
ROGERS PASS     18                      23
ROSCOE HILL     10                      23
SACO DOT        15                      37
SIEBEN DOT      21                      30
SIOUX PASS      12                      34
SWAN LAKE       26                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   16                      34
SWEET GRASS     18                      27
TROUT CREEK     29                      34
TWO MEDICINE    18                      25
US2 STATELINE   13                      27
YAAK HILL       29                      29
YELLOWSTONE B   10                      34

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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
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           21       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 8
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         20        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    15       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     13    19       26          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       20          26                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         12       15          35                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     8     7       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          16                11
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       16          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  20    29       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    15       16           6                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          11                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.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                  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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