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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SUN NOV 23 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        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    31        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  32    32        32          33               34
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          33               41
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     36    37        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      36    36        37          40               44
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     35    35        35          39                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               38
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          36               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        37          41               44
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  31    32        33          36               42
SIDNEY 6NW      33              37
SIDNEY 8SW      33              35
SIDNEY SCAN     36    45        43          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    34        35          40               45
TIBER DAM SCAN  35    33        33          36               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          36               38
WHITE SULPH 13SE      29        31          32               36

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

ABERDEEN HILL   31                      33
ALZADA DOT      30                      32
ARROW CREEK     35                      39
AVON NORTH      33                      33
BEARSMOUTH DOT  36                      32
BEAVER HILL     24                      32
BIDDLE DOT      32                      35
BIG HOLE PASS   23                      23
BOULDER PASS    29                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  32                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    33                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   34                      37
COMERSTOWN      19                      29
COW CREEK       24                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      31
DEARBORN        40                      39
DENTON DOT      33                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  36                      40
EKALAKA DOT     29                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      37
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    36                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  26                      31
GEYSER DOT      33                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  32                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  32                      32
HAYS DOT        27                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   32                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    27                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    36                      38
INGOMAR DOT     33                      32
INVERNESS       34                       M
JUDITH GAP      30                      32
KARST DOT       31                      31
LAME DEER       30                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   29                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  21                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        40                      41
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  26                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   29                      29
MONARCH CANYON  30                      28
MONIDA PASS     30                      32
NAVAHO DOT      21                      30
NINEMILE DOT    37                      32
NORRIS HILL     33                      34
PENDROY DOT     34                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   38                      40
ROGERS PASS     27                      29
ROSCOE HILL     28                      83
SACO DOT        27                      42
SIEBEN DOT      36                      32
SIOUX PASS      23                      32
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   36                      38
SWEET GRASS     33                      32
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    29                      31
US2 STATELINE   21                      30
YAAK HILL       31                      31
YELLOWSTONE B   41                      38

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               0     5
GLASGOW                0    11
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           19       22           7                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                40
BRUSETT 6SE           11       10          10                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    24       22          34                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      20    24       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     25    27       28          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           2       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7       15          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW          9       13          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    16    14       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11       10          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     13    11       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       35          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    13        9          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        3          13                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                 98           47     45          51

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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