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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 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           50        49          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          45        44          44               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     54    57        62          57               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     56    60        60          61
HAVRE SCAN      57    58        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     56    58        59          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        49          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         50        54          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          47        47          47
LINDSAY SCAN    57    58        59          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           50        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   53    56        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        44        43          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          45        46          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      54              58
SIDNEY 8SW      56              57
SIDNEY SCAN     57    58        58          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  53    56        58          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  52    57        59          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        56          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       48        49          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        46          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   55                      68
ALZADA DOT      55                      71
ARROW CREEK     53                      71
AVON NORTH      46                      46
BEARSMOUTH DOT  53                      70
BEAVER HILL     55                      67
BIDDLE DOT      57                      69
BIG HOLE PASS   43                      43
BOULDER PASS    48                      63
BOWMANS CORNER  50                      67
BOZEMAN PASS    47                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      53                      64
COW CREEK       53                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK   50                      66
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      53                      67
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  51                      69
EKALAKA DOT     56                      68
ESSEX DOT       48                      68
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    48                      68
GEORGETOWN LAK  42                      60
GEYSER DOT      49                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  56                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  51                      68
HAYS DOT        58                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   49                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    55                      68
HYSHAM HILLS    56                      70
INGOMAR DOT     56                      70
INVERNESS       52                       M
JUDITH GAP      50                      63
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       55                      70
LEWISTOWN DVD   49                      64
LINDSAY DIVIDE  55                      67
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        55                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      68
MONARCH CANYON  48                      64
MONIDA PASS     48                      63
NAVAHO DOT      58                      66
NINEMILE DOT    52                      60
NORRIS HILL     50                      54
PENDROY DOT     52                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS   44                      60
REEDPOINT DOT   55                      69
ROGERS PASS     49                      61
ROSCOE HILL     50                      66
SACO DOT        54                      56
SIEBEN DOT      53                      68
SIOUX PASS      56                      68
SWAN LAKE       50                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   58                      72
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     53                      71
TWO MEDICINE    50                      61
US2 STATELINE   63                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   53                      25

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        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    32       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         32        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               29
HAVRE SCAN      15    20       31          30                24
JORDAN SCAN     22    31       36          38                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       16          35                31
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       12          19                17
LINCOLN 11SE          12        9          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10    11       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    26       30          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       31          42
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  16    24       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    26       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        12        5           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          14                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                 46           38     30          33
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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