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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED JUL 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           62        55          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          57        52          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     88    76        73          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     89    78        75          69
HAVRE SCAN      86    76        70          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     89    83        77          71                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        58          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          54               51
LINCOLN 11SE          59        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    84    80        71          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           57        53          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   84    77        68          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        46          44               40
NEIHART 12SE          61        54          51               46
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      95              68
SIDNEY 8SW      82              70
SIDNEY SCAN     77    73        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  93    83        73          69               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  98    78        74          69               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      80        67          65               58
WEST YELLOWST S       62        53          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      56        52          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  109                      81
ALZADA DOT     109                      85
ARROW CREEK    118                      84
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL    104                      81
BIDDLE DOT     109                      85
BIG HOLE PASS   93                      93
BOULDER PASS   111                      82
BOWMANS CORNER 114                      80
BOZEMAN PASS   115                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  121                      87
COMERSTOWN      96                      83
COW CREEK      102                      82
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN       120                      80
DENTON DOT     116                      78
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 112                      81
EKALAKA DOT    117                      81
ESSEX DOT      107                      81
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   102                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK 106                      75
GEYSER DOT     105                      75
GOVERNMENT HIL 113                      86
GREENOUGH HILL 102                      85
HAYS DOT       109                      75
HELMVILLE DOT  104                      79
HILLSIDE DOT   106                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    116                      83
INVERNESS      115                       M
JUDITH GAP     112                      82
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      117                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD  107                      76
LINDSAY DIVIDE 106                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       125                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  109                      82
MONARCH CANYON 102                      77
MONIDA PASS    115                      78
NAVAHO DOT     101                      79
NINEMILE DOT    64                      73
NORRIS HILL    113                      10
PENDROY DOT    114                      77
RAYNOLDS PASS  109                      85
REEDPOINT DOT  118                      81
ROGERS PASS    110                      89
ROSCOE HILL    113                      81
SACO DOT       125                      60
SIEBEN DOT     118                      82
SIOUX PASS     102                      80
SWAN LAKE      104                      80
SWEENEY CREEK  120                      89
SWEET GRASS    107                      35
TROUT CREEK    104                      82
TWO MEDICINE   105                      82
US2 STATELINE  108                      81
YAAK HILL      102                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  107                      26

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            1       11           6                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                   10          40                43
CAMERON 15SW          16       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     28    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         23        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       6    12       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        6          32                20
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       18          22                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       21          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    18       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       31          44
NEIHART 12SE          34       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   8    17       41          44                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        9          15                27

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                200          200    105          46
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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