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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED APR 16 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           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  38    40        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     44    40        45          39               39
FISHTAIL                   42   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     48    45        44          42
HAVRE SCAN      46    44        41          39               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     47    45        42          40                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    41    39        38          38               37
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE           43        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   47    45        41          40               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      35              35
SIDNEY 8SW      40              39
SIDNEY SCAN     35    34        34          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  57    52        44          43               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  53    44        42          41               39
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      51   47
ZORTMAN                         44   42

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

ABERDEEN HILL   65                      47
ALZADA DOT      74                      46
ARROW CREEK     61                      48
AVON NORTH      60                      60
BEARSMOUTH DOT  76                      51
BEAVER HILL     43                      43
BIG HOLE PASS   57                      55
BOULDER PASS    65
BOWMANS CORNER  61                      47
BOZEMAN PASS    68                      45
BULL MOUNTAIN   52                      49
COMERSTOWN      34                      34
COW CREEK       44                      39
CRYSTAL CREEK   54                      48
DEARBORN        59                      49
DENTON DOT      56                      45
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  66                      49
EKALAKA DOT     53                      44
ESSEX DOT       53                      46
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    57                      49
GEORGETOWN LAK  59                      39
GOVERNMENT HIL  61                      47
GREENOUGH HILL  69                      48
HAYS DOT        49                      36
HELMVILLE DOT   60                      45
HILLSIDE DOT    58                      42
HYSHAM HILLS    63                      49
INGOMAR DOT     61                      47
JUDITH GAP      45                      44
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       68                      47
LEWISTOWN DVD   46                      38
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        73                      47
LUFBOROUGH     156                      45
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   40                      37
MONARCH CANYON  61                      41
MONIDA PASS     61                      41
NINEMILE DOT    31                      39
NORRIS HILL     61                      58
PENDROY DOT     62                      38
RAYNOLDS PASS   63                      47
REDSTONE HILL   36                      36
REEDPOINT DOT   63                      48
ROGERS PASS     61                      51
ROSCOE HILL     53                      46
SACO DOT        59                      33
SIEBEN DOT      64
SIOUX PASS      39                      61
SWAN LAKE       62                      46
SWEENEY CREEK   68                      51
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     58                      51
TWO MEDICINE    45                      40
US2 STATELINE   37                      37
YAAK HILL       74                      51
YELLOWSTONE B   55                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
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           18       30           6                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          17       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     36    35       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      25    29       35          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     22    30       27          19                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR         14        5          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       17          23                11
LINCOLN 11SE          24       18          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           16       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    29       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          30       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    21       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  25    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        5          10                23

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                    23            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           22     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           42                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        68     54
ZORTMAN                           28     58
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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