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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015


... 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           34        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  29    31        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          34               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    31        30          30               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     41    40        39          39
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        32          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          32               34
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    32        32          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    29        29          28               30
SIDNEY 6NW      32              33
SIDNEY 8SW      32              31
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          32               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   40                      34
ALZADA DOT      32                      32
ARROW CREEK     44                      37
AVON NORTH      28                      28
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      32
BEAVER HILL     31                      32
BIDDLE DOT      35                      36
BIG HOLE PASS   27                      25
BOULDER PASS    29                      35
BOWMANS CORNER  39                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    29                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN   44                      37
COMERSTOWN      30                      31
COW CREEK       29                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   28                      31
DEARBORN        49                      42
DENTON DOT      35                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  39                      42
EKALAKA DOT     32                      31
ESSEX DOT       27                      31
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    27                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  26                      31
GEYSER DOT      46                      36
GOVERNMENT HIL  33                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  25                      32
HAYS DOT        47                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   24                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    33                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    40                      33
INGOMAR DOT     35                      31
INVERNESS       35                       M
JUDITH GAP      36                      35
KARST DOT       23                      30
LAME DEER       38                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   34                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  34                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        36                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  30                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   30                      31
MONARCH CANYON  29                      27
MONIDA PASS     37                      32
NAVAHO DOT      30                      30
NINEMILE DOT    28                      32
NORRIS HILL     28                      29
PENDROY DOT     35                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   27                      27
REEDPOINT DOT   40                      36
ROGERS PASS     34                      33
ROSCOE HILL     40                      33
SACO DOT        27                      35
SIEBEN DOT      28                      32
SIOUX PASS      30                      37
SWAN LAKE       24                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   33                      34
SWEET GRASS     41                      33
TROUT CREEK     31                      32
TWO MEDICINE    36                      31
US2 STATELINE   31                      30
YAAK HILL       35                      34
YELLOWSTONE B   42                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0    11

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           22       30           8                14
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          38                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 6
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     38    26       26          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       23          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     16    20       24          24                14
LAKESIDE 6SW          23       23          27                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         27       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       17          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    10    11        8           7                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR            8        4           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    22       27          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          14                11
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    22       29          38                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  18    20       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       9    14       11          14                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                24

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                 14           17     13          22

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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