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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015


... 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           33        34          35               36
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     39    38        37          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      34              32
SIDNEY 8SW      32              32
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  33    32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   39                      34
ALZADA DOT      36                      33
ARROW CREEK     39                      40
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  36                      32
BEAVER HILL     37                      35
BIDDLE DOT      40                      40
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      32
BOULDER PASS    33                      34
BOWMANS CORNER  38                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    38                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN   43                      39
COMERSTOWN      32                      30
COW CREEK       35                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      31
DEARBORN        39                      41
DENTON DOT      37                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  43                      42
EKALAKA DOT     34                      32
ESSEX DOT       30                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  35                      30
GEYSER DOT      39                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  36                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  30                      31
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   34                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    37                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    43                      37
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       39                       M
JUDITH GAP      38                      34
KARST DOT       30                      31
LAME DEER       39                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   27                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  37                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        38                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  32                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   31                      31
MONARCH CANYON  22                      30
MONIDA PASS     37                      32
NAVAHO DOT      28                      31
NINEMILE DOT    30                      30
NORRIS HILL     37                      40
PENDROY DOT     37                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   44                      37
ROGERS PASS     33                      35
ROSCOE HILL     36                      25
SACO DOT        36                      35
SIEBEN DOT      39                      32
SIOUX PASS      34                      38
SWAN LAKE       32                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   43                      34
SWEET GRASS     34                      32
TROUT CREEK     33                      32
TWO MEDICINE    38                      33
US2 STATELINE   33                      30
YAAK HILL       41                      41
YELLOWSTONE B   47                      41

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                3    34
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           22       30           8                13
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     27    32       32          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      21    25       27          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     16    20       25          25                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR         10       12          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    16    22       18           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            9        4           0                 9
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    28       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    31       32          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    33       33           6                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                24

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                 17           18     14          22
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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