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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT FEB 28 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           33        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     28    31        31          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        21              25
GREAT FALLS     31    33        34          35
HAVRE SCAN      27    29        31          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     24    26        27          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    20    22        26          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      19              24
SIDNEY 8SW      20              24
SIDNEY SCAN     20    21        24          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          36               39
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    28        30          34               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   15                      29
ALZADA DOT       9                      30
ARROW CREEK     20                      15
AVON NORTH      15                      15
BEARSMOUTH DOT  24                      34
BEAVER HILL      7                      23
BIDDLE DOT      11                      23
BIG HOLE PASS   19                      14
BOULDER PASS    11                      26
BOWMANS CORNER  19                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    12                      29
BULL MOUNTAIN   16                      31
COMERSTOWN       1                      16
COW CREEK       10                      25
CRYSTAL CREEK   18                      35
DEARBORN        27                      36
DENTON DOT      18                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  19                      33
EKALAKA DOT      6                      28
ESSEX DOT        9                      19
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    19                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  18                      31
GEYSER DOT      14                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL   8                      30
GREENOUGH HILL  22                      32
HAYS DOT        32                      28
HELMVILLE DOT   17                      33
HILLSIDE DOT    11                      28
HYSHAM HILLS    18                      33
INGOMAR DOT     18                      32
INVERNESS        9                       M
JUDITH GAP      14                      26
KARST DOT       17                      31
LAME DEER       16                      28
LEWISTOWN DVD    8                      25
LINDSAY DIVIDE   6                      27
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        21                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  10                      24
MCDONALDS DOT    9                      19
MONARCH CANYON  17                      30
MONIDA PASS     18                      30
NAVAHO DOT       7                      19
NINEMILE DOT    26                      32
NORRIS HILL     13                      17
PENDROY DOT     14                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   17                      26
REEDPOINT DOT   20                      35
ROGERS PASS     17                      24
ROSCOE HILL     21                      25
SACO DOT        16                      34
SIEBEN DOT      18                      25
SIOUX PASS       5                      23
SWAN LAKE       17                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   16                      32
SWEET GRASS      8                      26
TROUT CREEK     26                      38
TWO MEDICINE    10                      24
US2 STATELINE    9                      21
YAAK HILL       25                      24
YELLOWSTONE B   19                      33

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     5

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           21       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    23       21          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       9    12       24          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     12    16       22          27                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       11          33                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         30       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          21       22          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     6     5        9          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           12        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    28       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       15          15                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    24       35          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    21       22           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO        12        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        5          11                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                 29           27     24          31
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
.END




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