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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE AUG 19 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           60        54          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    70        71          69
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          51               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          56        52          51               48
COOKE CITY NR         49        46          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     83    74        74          67               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     86    78        74          70
HAVRE SCAN      83    76        69          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     80    77        73          71                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         56        54          49               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56               52
LINCOLN 11SE          57        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    81    79        71          68               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        51          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    56
MAXVILLE NR           57        53          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   84    77        70          66               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        50        48          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          57        54          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      91              68
SIDNEY 8SW      79              70
SIDNEY SCAN     76    73        68          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  89    82        70          69               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  86    75        72          69               66
WEST YELLOWSTONE      65        60          63               60
WEST YELLOWST S       59        52          52               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        52          50               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   97                      81
ALZADA DOT      73                      85
ARROW CREEK     94                      85
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT 101                      81
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT     105                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   77                      77
BOULDER PASS    87                      83
BOWMANS CORNER 100                      81
BOZEMAN PASS    76                      80
BULL MOUNTAIN   96                      87
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       75                      87
CRYSTAL CREEK   84                      77
DEARBORN       103                      82
DENTON DOT     100                      80
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  83                      82
EKALAKA DOT     98                      81
ESSEX DOT       91                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    91                      83
GEORGETOWN LAK  90                      72
GEYSER DOT     103                      77
GOVERNMENT HIL 107                      84
GREENOUGH HILL 107                      82
HAYS DOT       111                      76
HELMVILLE DOT    M                       M
HILLSIDE DOT    68                      81
HYSHAM HILLS   103                      83
INGOMAR DOT    105                      83
INVERNESS       99                       M
JUDITH GAP      99                      83
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      101                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   99                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE  71                      84
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       112                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   96                      81
MONARCH CANYON  68                      71
MONIDA PASS     98                      76
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT   104                      71
NORRIS HILL     81                      84
PENDROY DOT     96                      77
RAYNOLDS PASS   83                      78
REEDPOINT DOT   89                      82
ROGERS PASS    101                      86
ROSCOE HILL     82                      79
SACO DOT       114                      62
SIEBEN DOT     100                      87
SIOUX PASS      96                      80
SWAN LAKE      100                      79
SWEENEY CREEK  109                      88
SWEET GRASS     95                      35
TROUT CREEK     71                      80
TWO MEDICINE    69                      81
US2 STATELINE  102                      80
YAAK HILL      108                      84
YELLOWSTONE B   94                      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        6           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    4          28                36
CAMERON 15SW          10       31          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    24       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         15        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      15    16       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     23    31       32          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        4          27                14
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8        4          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14       12          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    14    14       10           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        6          48
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN    6    16       20          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          27       34          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     16    18       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    14       35          39                 9
TIBER DAM SCAN  23    20       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         15       21          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        6          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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          200    200          72
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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