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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 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           40        39          40               42
BOZEMAN EXP ST  41    43        45          48
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        41          42               43
BRUSETT 4SE           39        41          41               43
CAMERON 15SW          33        34          35               38
COOKE CITY NR         35        36          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     40    43        46          46               51
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                36
GREAT FALLS     46    48        48          49
HAVRE SCAN      42    44        46          50               52
HELENA                44        44
JORDAN SCAN     38    41        43          48                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          39        40          40               43
LAKEVIEW NEAR         34        36          34               42
LAKEVIEW 15NW         38        40          41               43
LINCOLN 11SE          36        37          39               40
LINDSAY SCAN    39    41        44          47               50
LOOKOUT PASS           M        40          41                M
MANY GLACIER                    43
MAXVILLE NR           39        40          40               42
MOCCASIN SCAN   43    45        46          49               50
MOUNT LOCKHART        36        36          38               39
NEIHART 12SE          33        35          37               39
POPLAR 13NE           41        43          47               51
SIDNEY 6NW      42              45
SIDNEY 8SW      42              43
SIDNEY SCAN     42    42        45          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  40    43        45          49               52
TIBER DAM SCAN  38    42        44          48               51
WEST YELLOWSTONE      35        36          39               44
WEST YELLOWST S       34        35          38               40
WHITE SULPH 13SE      34        35          37               39

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

ABERDEEN HILL   41                      52
ALZADA DOT      35                      51
ARROW CREEK     41                      57
AVON NORTH      44                      44
BEARSMOUTH DOT  39                      51
BEAVER HILL     33                      43
BIDDLE DOT      38                      47
BIG HOLE PASS   37                      37
BOULDER PASS    35                      48
BOWMANS CORNER  45                      50
BOZEMAN PASS    36                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN   41                      53
COMERSTOWN      30                      41
COW CREEK       34                      47
CRYSTAL CREEK   43                      48
DEARBORN        44                      56
DENTON DOT      42                      52
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  36                      54
EKALAKA DOT     33                      49
ESSEX DOT       36                      41
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    40                      51
GEORGETOWN LAK  37                      44
GEYSER DOT      38                      49
GOVERNMENT HIL  32                      48
GREENOUGH HILL  37                      48
HAYS DOT        49                      49
HELMVILLE DOT   35                      49
HILLSIDE DOT    31                      47
HYSHAM HILLS    41                      57
INGOMAR DOT     34                      53
INVERNESS       41                       M
JUDITH GAP      36                      48
KARST DOT       35                      46
LAME DEER       38                      51
LEWISTOWN DVD   36                      45
LINDSAY DIVIDE  34                      48
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        41                      59
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  36                      45
MCDONALDS DOT   33                      41
MONARCH CANYON  37                      44
MONIDA PASS     48                      49
NAVAHO DOT      32                      43
NINEMILE DOT    39                      48
NORRIS HILL     41                      42
PENDROY DOT     43                      44
RAYNOLDS PASS   38                      42
REEDPOINT DOT   36                      54
ROGERS PASS     41                      44
ROSCOE HILL     37                      44
SACO DOT        37                      50
SIEBEN DOT      37                      47
SIOUX PASS      33                      46
SWAN LAKE       37                      47
SWEENEY CREEK   37                      53
SWEET GRASS     35                      47
TROUT CREEK     45                      50
TWO MEDICINE    33                      42
US2 STATELINE   33                      45
YAAK HILL       43                      43
YELLOWSTONE B   37                      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                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           20       30           6                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       14          40                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        9          10                 9
CAMERON 15SW          28       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     15    23       31          36                38
COOKE CITY NR         29        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    17       24          27                 M
JORDAN SCAN     12    21       29          30                17
LAKESIDE 6SW          13       11          17                24
LAKEVIEW NEAR         30       17          35                30
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       14          27                17
LINCOLN 11SE          20       19          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    12     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       28          41
MANY GLACIER                    8
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 4
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    24       27          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        29       36          38
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                35
POPLAR 13NE           12       11          18                13
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       18          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    25       37          41                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    17       19           8                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        17        7           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       24          26                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9       12          15                26

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                116           56     45          46

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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