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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI AUG 29 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           55        53          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    63        64          63
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          51        49          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         47        45          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     59    63        67          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     61    65        64          66
HAVRE SCAN      64    65        65          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     63    65        66          64                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         54        53          45               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         56        56          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        50          49
LINDSAY SCAN    63    65        65          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           53        53          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   60    63        64          61               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          51        52          49               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      67              65
SIDNEY 8SW      70              67
SIDNEY SCAN     65    65        65          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  63    65        65          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  59    63        64          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      62        62          57               56
WEST YELLOWST S       53        52          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      49        48          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   60                      74
ALZADA DOT      65                      78
ARROW CREEK     61                      79
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  59                      77
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      62                      76
BIG HOLE PASS   51                      51
BOULDER PASS    53                      73
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      76
BOZEMAN PASS    56                      75
BULL MOUNTAIN   59                      77
COMERSTOWN      60                      75
COW CREEK       63                      77
CRYSTAL CREEK   56                      75
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      60                      74
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  57                      77
EKALAKA DOT     65                      75
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    56                      77
GEORGETOWN LAK  50                      68
GEYSER DOT      56                      72
GOVERNMENT HIL  68                      78
GREENOUGH HILL  57                      78
HAYS DOT       107                      69
HELMVILLE DOT   55                      75
HILLSIDE DOT    61                      77
HYSHAM HILLS    66                      78
INGOMAR DOT     65                      78
INVERNESS       54                       M
JUDITH GAP      56                      73
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       62                      78
LEWISTOWN DVD   57                      72
LINDSAY DIVIDE  60                      75
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        64                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   60                      73
MONARCH CANYON  44                      65
MONIDA PASS     55                      71
NAVAHO DOT      60                      73
NINEMILE DOT    31                      68
NORRIS HILL     56                      61
PENDROY DOT     53                      71
RAYNOLDS PASS   51                      65
REEDPOINT DOT   62                      77
ROGERS PASS     54                      69
ROSCOE HILL     58                      74
SACO DOT        60                      59
SIEBEN DOT      56                      77
SIOUX PASS      62                      74
SWAN LAKE       57                      76
SWEENEY CREEK   68                      81
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     59                      79
TWO MEDICINE    50                      65
US2 STATELINE   62                      76
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   60                      25

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            M     M

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            0        8           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     28    34       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         26        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               32
HAVRE SCAN      23    29       37          34                12
JORDAN SCAN     35    36       40          43                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         29       16          28                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       18          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       17          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    30       35          27                19
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     26    29       32          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    30       41          40                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  26    34       35          10                 6
WEST YELLOWSTO         7        1           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         21       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       11          16                27

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                 16           16     13          20
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            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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