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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON SEP 15 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           49        44          46               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  52    54        54          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    46          46               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          42        41          42               45
COOKE CITY NR         42        40          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     68    58        58          52               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                40
GREAT FALLS     68    62        59          57
HAVRE SCAN      64    59        54          56               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                46        46
JORDAN SCAN     59    57        55          57                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         45        45          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         57        52          50               50
LINCOLN 11SE          48        43          45
LINDSAY SCAN    60    58        53          55               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        45          45                M
MANY GLACIER                    46
MAXVILLE NR           51        48          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   62    58        54          56               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        38        38          40               41
NEIHART 12SE          42        41          44               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      73              52
SIDNEY 8SW      58              53
SIDNEY SCAN     57    54        52          55                M
THREE FKS SCAN  71    65        56          57               59
TIBER DAM SCAN  69    59        55          55               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      54        50          52               54
WEST YELLOWST S       52        45          46               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      42        41          42               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   77                      60
ALZADA DOT      74                      62
ARROW CREEK     84                      65
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  92                      67
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      84                      77
BIG HOLE PASS   51                      51
BOULDER PASS    87                      61
BOWMANS CORNER  85                      63
BOZEMAN PASS    89                      63
BULL MOUNTAIN   94                      60
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       79                      60
CRYSTAL CREEK   67                      63
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      86                      62
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  88                      65
EKALAKA DOT     74                      59
ESSEX DOT       49                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    87                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  85                      60
GEYSER DOT      83                      60
GOVERNMENT HIL  81                      62
GREENOUGH HILL  93                      68
HAYS DOT        94                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   90                      65
HILLSIDE DOT    81                      62
HYSHAM HILLS    85                      65
INGOMAR DOT     83                      63
INVERNESS       85                       M
JUDITH GAP      82                      61
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       84                      65
LEWISTOWN DVD   73                      59
LINDSAY DIVIDE  79                      58
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        89                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   77                      59
MONARCH CANYON  86                      62
MONIDA PASS     83                      59
NAVAHO DOT      72                      58
NINEMILE DOT   102                      59
NORRIS HILL     90                      86
PENDROY DOT     86                      57
RAYNOLDS PASS   86                      67
REEDPOINT DOT   86                      64
ROGERS PASS     73                      68
ROSCOE HILL     82                      61
SACO DOT        86                      55
SIEBEN DOT      88                      60
SIOUX PASS      74                      60
SWAN LAKE       88                      64
SWEENEY CREEK   88                      67
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     93                      68
TWO MEDICINE    79                      65
US2 STATELINE   73                      59
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   80                      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     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            0        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   13          40                42
CAMERON 15SW          21       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     32    35       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               29
HAVRE SCAN      19    25       31          30                26
JORDAN SCAN     28    34       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       15          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       13          18                17
LINCOLN 11SE          13       10          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    13    13       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    28       30          23                16
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       25          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    18       23          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  20    27       39          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    28       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       5        9          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                 38           34     29          31
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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