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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU MAR 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        33          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    38    41        42          42
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    32    32        32          31          31
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    38    39        40          36          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
FROID 5S      2165    33              32
GREAT FALLS   3776           M    M          M           M
HAVRE SCAN    2710    40    40        41          39          39
HELENA        3668          42        42
JORDAN SCAN   2820    38    39        39          37           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          32        32          28          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    34    35        36          36          36
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    40    41        42          41          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    32    33        33          34          33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    33              33
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    35              35
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    34    34        34          33           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    42    42        42          42          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    35    38        38          38          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          33        32          33          33
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    44                      48
ALZADA DOT    4327    41                      46
ARROW CREEK   3956    46                      38
AVON NORTH    5085    38                      38
BEARSMOUTH    3901    45                      49
BEAVER HILL   2551    29                      39
BIDDLE DOT    3418    44                      48
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    32                      32
BOULDER PASS  5600    39                      45
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    40                      46
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    36                      45
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    41                      49
COMERSTOWN    2099    30                      35
COW CREEK     2500    31                      39
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    40                      45
DEEP CREEK    5870    29                      39
DEARBORN      3500    47                      54
DENTON DOT    3557    43                      47
E LIVINGSTON  4555    45                      50
EKALAKA DOT   3687    38                      43
ESSEX DOT     3875    39                      35
GARRISON DOT  4327    42                      46
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    36                      37
GEYSER DOT    4138    40                      44
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    38                      47
GREENOUGH HL  4070    41                      44
HAYS DOT      3697    41                      37
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    41                      45
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    35                      46
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    46                      51
INGOMAR DOT   3018    42                      50
INVERNESS     3300    33                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    38                      45
KARST DOT     5698    36                      41
LAME DEER     4327    61                      53
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    37                      41
LINDSAY DIV   3198    33                      39
LOMA DOT      2557    45                      45
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    39                      40
MACDONALD PSS 6320    33                      34
MALTA SOUTH   3122    39                      46
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    32                      35
MONARCH CANYN 5218    27                      39
MONIDA PASS   6824    37                      42
NAVAHO DOT    2570    31                      35
NINEMILE DOT  4301    43                      44
NORRIS HILL   5695    39                      40
PENDROY DOT   4199    40                      40
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    32                      36
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    45                      50
ROGERS PASS   5406    36                      40
ROSCOE HILL   5337    43                      25
SACO DOT      2177    34                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    43                      39
SIOUX PASS    2480    33                      35
SWAN LAKE     3567    41                      44
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    42                      51
SWEET GRASS   3690    35                      39
TROUT CREEK   2384    44                      47
TWO MEDICINE  4920    38                      39
US2 STATELINE 2099    32                      35
YAAK HILL     2201    44                      44
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    47                      53

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               13    36
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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           24       31           8          17
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   25          47          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    17    18       14          16          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    32       30          36          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700          15        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    24    29       34          30          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    29    33       32          27          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          27       17          36          30
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       21          32          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          26       27          25          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    16       17          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       14           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    23    27       30          22          14
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    24    28       10          15          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    25    26       25          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    27       35          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    24    32       32           6           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          19        6           5           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       25          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14       10          12          25

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775                M          M     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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