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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON SEP 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           47        47          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  50    53        55          59
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          42        42          44               44
COOKE CITY NR         42        42          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     64    59        59          56               58
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                43
GREAT FALLS     62    59        58          58
HAVRE SCAN      65    61        58          58               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     56    57        57          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         46        46          44               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         49        48          50               50
LINCOLN 11SE          45        44          47
LINDSAY SCAN    55    56        58          59               58
LOOKOUT PASS           M        47          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    49
MAXVILLE NR           45        46          47               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   56    55        54          57               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        42        41          42               41
NEIHART 12SE          44        44          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      53              57
SIDNEY 8SW      54              56
SIDNEY SCAN     56    56        57          58                M
THREE FKS SCAN  65    61        55          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  67    60        58          59               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      53        51          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       45        45          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      43        43          44               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   65                      61
ALZADA DOT      57                      65
ARROW CREEK     65                      66
AVON NORTH      65                      64
BEARSMOUTH DOT  66                      65
BEAVER HILL     53                      60
BIDDLE DOT      69                      71
BIG HOLE PASS   61                      61
BOULDER PASS    65                      57
BOWMANS CORNER  72                      60
BOZEMAN PASS    57                      58
BULL MOUNTAIN   67                      62
COMERSTOWN      50                      58
COW CREEK       53                      63
CRYSTAL CREEK   61                      63
DEARBORN        78                      69
DENTON DOT      66                      62
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  57                      62
EKALAKA DOT     56                      63
ESSEX DOT       57                      61
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    66                      64
GEORGETOWN LAK  58                      55
GEYSER DOT      69                      59
GOVERNMENT HIL  61                      64
GREENOUGH HILL  62                      64
HAYS DOT        52                      61
HELMVILLE DOT   64                      63
HILLSIDE DOT    57                      62
HYSHAM HILLS    62                      68
INGOMAR DOT     60                      65
INVERNESS       66                       M
JUDITH GAP      56                      57
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       66                      63
LEWISTOWN DVD   58                      58
LINDSAY DIVIDE  51                      63
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        67                      71
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  66                      61
MCDONALDS DOT   47                      59
MONARCH CANYON  68                      53
MONIDA PASS     66                      58
NAVAHO DOT      49                      60
NINEMILE DOT    59                      55
NORRIS HILL     63                      65
PENDROY DOT     66                      57
RAYNOLDS PASS   60                      55
REEDPOINT DOT   64                      64
ROGERS PASS     60                      59
ROSCOE HILL     60                      59
SACO DOT        56                      56
SIEBEN DOT      71                      63
SIOUX PASS      51                      63
SWAN LAKE       61                      62
SWEENEY CREEK   66                      67
SWEET GRASS     65                      61
TROUT CREEK     63                      66
TWO MEDICINE    61                      60
US2 STATELINE   54                      63
YAAK HILL       68                      68
YELLOWSTONE B   64                      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        5           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   16          41                40
CAMERON 15SW          30       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     14    28       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               19
HAVRE SCAN      10    14       26          29                27
JORDAN SCAN     14    26       34          35                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       19          37                34
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       20          19                17
LINCOLN 11SE          13        7          14                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8       12          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    31       34          20                14
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          42
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          32                36
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    33       41          43                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    20       23           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        19        7           5                 0
WEST YELLOW S         23       26          27                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        8          18                28

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                 76           45     35          36
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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