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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST FRI NOV 28 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    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               38
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    29        30          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     33    33        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     39    40        40          40
HAVRE SCAN      34    36        37          40               44
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     33    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          32        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        34          38               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   35    36        38          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  26    27        29          34               41
SIDNEY 6NW      32              35
SIDNEY 8SW      31              34
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        34          38                M
THREE FKS SCAN  38    38        37          40               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    32        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   40                      36
ALZADA DOT      31                      33
ARROW CREEK     39                      40
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  34                      34
BEAVER HILL     32                      31
BIDDLE DOT      35                      36
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      30
BOULDER PASS    36                      34
BOWMANS CORNER  40                      39
BOZEMAN PASS    37                      36
BULL MOUNTAIN   41                      39
COMERSTOWN      15                      24
COW CREEK       23                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   35                      32
DEARBORN        53                      45
DENTON DOT      34                      36
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  49                      43
EKALAKA DOT     32                      32
ESSEX DOT       38                      26
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    42                      37
GEORGETOWN LAK  33                      32
GEYSER DOT      36                      36
GOVERNMENT HIL  34                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  33                      33
HAYS DOT        30                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   35                      36
HILLSIDE DOT    33                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    39                      39
INGOMAR DOT     33                      33
INVERNESS       23                       M
JUDITH GAP      35                      34
KARST DOT       32                      32
LAME DEER       38                      35
LEWISTOWN DVD   35                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  35                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        36                      40
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  35                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   18                      26
MONARCH CANYON  31                      31
MONIDA PASS     36                      32
NAVAHO DOT      16                      26
NINEMILE DOT    41                      32
NORRIS HILL     39                      39
PENDROY DOT     34                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   33                      32
REEDPOINT DOT   35                      40
ROGERS PASS     36                      33
ROSCOE HILL     45                      33
SACO DOT        24                      41
SIEBEN DOT      41                      31
SIOUX PASS      19                      30
SWAN LAKE       34                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   37                      38
SWEET GRASS     28                      32
TROUT CREEK     36                      35
TWO MEDICINE    38                      32
US2 STATELINE   19                      28
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   38                      40

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     0
GLASGOW                M     8
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       26           7                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        9           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    28       23          35                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      20    24       23          25                29
JORDAN SCAN     26    30       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           4       12          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR         10       15          34                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         13       14          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          13       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    11    11       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   15
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    27       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       37          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          16                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          18                22
THREE FKS SCAN  24    31       35          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    15       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW      12    15        9          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          12                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                 88           50     48          53

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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