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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 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           48        49          50               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  60    61        65          64
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        48          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         44        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     57    60        64          61               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     58    62        62          64
HAVRE SCAN      58    60        62          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                48        48
JORDAN SCAN     59    62        64          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        51          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         49        53          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          45        47          48
LINDSAY SCAN    58    60        62          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           48        50          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    57        61          61               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        45        44          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          46        48          49               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      56              61
SIDNEY 8SW      61              64
SIDNEY SCAN     61    61        62          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  54    58        61          63               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  54    59        61          63               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      53        56          56               56
WEST YELLOWST S       45        47          47               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      44        46          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   52                      67
ALZADA DOT      52                      71
ARROW CREEK     55                      75
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  53                      75
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      53                      67
BIG HOLE PASS   43                      43
BOULDER PASS    52                      66
BOWMANS CORNER  56                      72
BOZEMAN PASS    47                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   56                      71
COMERSTOWN      82                      70
COW CREEK       56                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK   51                      69
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      53                      71
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  50                      72
EKALAKA DOT     51                      70
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    49                      74
GEORGETOWN LAK  45                      65
GEYSER DOT      50                      67
GOVERNMENT HIL  54                      73
GREENOUGH HILL  50                      72
HAYS DOT        51                      68
HELMVILLE DOT   49                      71
HILLSIDE DOT    54                      73
HYSHAM HILLS    57                      76
INGOMAR DOT     59                      75
INVERNESS       51                       M
JUDITH GAP      52                      66
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       55                      71
LEWISTOWN DVD   51                      68
LINDSAY DIVIDE  55                      71
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        57                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   52                      66
MONARCH CANYON  40                      62
MONIDA PASS     50                      65
NAVAHO DOT      54                      69
NINEMILE DOT    51                      65
NORRIS HILL     51                      55
PENDROY DOT     53                      67
RAYNOLDS PASS   44                      59
REEDPOINT DOT   51                      75
ROGERS PASS     51                      63
ROSCOE HILL     52                      68
SACO DOT        57                      59
SIEBEN DOT      57                      73
SIOUX PASS      55                      71
SWAN LAKE       52                      70
SWEENEY CREEK   55                      77
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     54                      75
TWO MEDICINE    48                      62
US2 STATELINE   54                      71
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        7           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    32       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         31        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               28
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       35          33                12
JORDAN SCAN     29    35       39          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       18          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       19          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14       16          17                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    29       33          26                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          35       36          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     23    26       30          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    31       41          43                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    30       32           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        16        6           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       26          27                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       11          15                27

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                 24           22     18          23
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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