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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 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           65        55          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        72          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          56        52          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        46          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     92    79        77          66               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     93    81        76          71
HAVRE SCAN      92    79        71          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     92    86        79          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         60        58          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          59        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    86    81        70          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           58        54          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   81    77        69          65               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          60        55          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      93              66
SIDNEY 8SW      79              68
SIDNEY SCAN     76    72        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  98    84        73          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN 109    84        78          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      73        68          66               60
WEST YELLOWST S       59        54          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      55        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   98                      80
ALZADA DOT     108                      85
ARROW CREEK    104                      86
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT   M                       M
BEAVER HILL     91                      78
BIDDLE DOT     110                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   98                      97
BOULDER PASS   101                      84
BOWMANS CORNER 113                      85
BOZEMAN PASS   108                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  116                      88
COMERSTOWN     101                      83
COW CREEK      108                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN       116                      84
DENTON DOT     115                      82
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 109                      83
EKALAKA DOT    104                      82
ESSEX DOT       89                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   128                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK 126                      73
GEYSER DOT     114                      79
GOVERNMENT HIL 110                      85
GREENOUGH HILL 102                      86
HAYS DOT       126                      77
HELMVILLE DOT  110                      81
HILLSIDE DOT   109                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    109                      84
INVERNESS      118                       M
JUDITH GAP     114                      85
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      113                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD  111                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE 106                      81
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       124                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  110                      82
MONARCH CANYON  68                      77
MONIDA PASS    109                      81
NAVAHO DOT     125                      75
NINEMILE DOT   108                      73
NORRIS HILL     82                      94
PENDROY DOT    100                      74
RAYNOLDS PASS   89                      78
REEDPOINT DOT   95                      83
ROGERS PASS    101                      91
ROSCOE HILL     95                      83
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT     101                      84
SIOUX PASS     103                      80
SWAN LAKE      124                      82
SWEENEY CREEK  119                      88
SWEET GRASS    110                      35
TROUT CREEK    127                      85
TWO MEDICINE    98                      87
US2 STATELINE  100                      80
YAAK HILL      123                      87
YELLOWSTONE B  105                      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            0       10           4                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    6          33                41
CAMERON 15SW          10       36          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     16    24       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         17        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       8    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      6    18       25          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          30                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       15          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       16          47
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                12
MOCCASIN SCAN   16    21       21          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       29          44
NEIHART 12SE          26       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    15       40          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    18       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        7          15                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                200          200    118          55
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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