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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED SEP 17 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           52        48          47               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  52    54        54          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          46               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          46        43          42               44
COOKE CITY NR         44        42          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     56    57        61          54               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                43
GREAT FALLS     57    59        59          59
HAVRE SCAN      56    57        57          56               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        46
JORDAN SCAN     55    56        57          57                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        49          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         52        55          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          48        46          46
LINDSAY SCAN    53    54        55          55               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        47          45                M
MANY GLACIER                    48
MAXVILLE NR           50        51          47               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   55    57        57          56               56
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        42        40          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          45        45          44               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      51              55
SIDNEY 8SW      55              55
SIDNEY SCAN     52    53        55          55                M
THREE FKS SCAN  54    56        57          57               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  55    58        58          56               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        55          52               54
WEST YELLOWST S       49        49          47               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        44          42               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   63                      66
ALZADA DOT      51                      66
ARROW CREEK     61                      70
AVON NORTH      48                      48
BEARSMOUTH DOT  53                      69
BEAVER HILL     52                      64
BIDDLE DOT      56                      66
BIG HOLE PASS   50                      50
BOULDER PASS    51                      64
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      66
BOZEMAN PASS    51                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN   94                      60
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       50                      65
CRYSTAL CREEK   51                      65
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      55                      65
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  55                      68
EKALAKA DOT     54                      65
ESSEX DOT       51                      63
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    50                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  46                      60
GEYSER DOT      53                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  56                      67
GREENOUGH HILL  52                      68
HAYS DOT        94                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   51                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    57                      67
HYSHAM HILLS    60                      68
INGOMAR DOT     59                      67
INVERNESS       55                       M
JUDITH GAP      55                      64
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       60                      69
LEWISTOWN DVD   55                      63
LINDSAY DIVIDE  53                      64
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        61                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   50                      63
MONARCH CANYON  49                      64
MONIDA PASS     52                      62
NAVAHO DOT      51                      63
NINEMILE DOT    53                      60
NORRIS HILL     54                      57
PENDROY DOT     58                      62
RAYNOLDS PASS   46                      60
REEDPOINT DOT   56                      68
ROGERS PASS     54                      62
ROSCOE HILL     56                      65
SACO DOT        53                      55
SIEBEN DOT      54                      65
SIOUX PASS      52                      64
SWAN LAKE       53                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   54                      70
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     54                      69
TWO MEDICINE    51                      62
US2 STATELINE   53                      65
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   59                      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     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            0        7           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          20       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     28    34       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         26        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               27
HAVRE SCAN      17    23       31          30                 0
JORDAN SCAN     25    33       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       16          34                25
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       12          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13       10          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    27       30          23                16
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       33          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    17       23          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       39          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    27       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          14                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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 40           34     29          32
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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