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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST WED NOV 26 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           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    30        31          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     35    37        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      34    35        36          40               44
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    35        37          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  28    29        31          35               41
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      33              35
SIDNEY SCAN     33    34        36          39                M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    35        36          40               45
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          36               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   28                      33
ALZADA DOT      28                      32
ARROW CREEK     30                      39
AVON NORTH      30                      30
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      32
BEAVER HILL     25                      29
BIDDLE DOT      28                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      31
BOULDER PASS    28                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  31                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    27                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   30                      36
COMERSTOWN      18                      27
COW CREEK       25                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      31
DEARBORN        36                      42
DENTON DOT      30                      35
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  30                      39
EKALAKA DOT     25                      32
ESSEX DOT       31                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    31                      33
GEORGETOWN LAK  28                      31
GEYSER DOT      29                      35
GOVERNMENT HIL  28                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  31                      32
HAYS DOT        26                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   31                      33
HILLSIDE DOT    28                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    30                      39
INGOMAR DOT     29                      33
INVERNESS       28                       M
JUDITH GAP      28                      32
KARST DOT       29                      32
LAME DEER       27                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   28                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  24                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        32                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  26                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   19                      28
MONARCH CANYON  28                      30
MONIDA PASS     29                      32
NAVAHO DOT      17                      29
NINEMILE DOT    32                      32
NORRIS HILL     28                      30
PENDROY DOT     28                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   31                      41
ROGERS PASS     28                      29
ROSCOE HILL     31                      29
SACO DOT        26                      42
SIEBEN DOT      31                      31
SIOUX PASS      20                      31
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   31                      37
SWEET GRASS     29                      32
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    25                      30
US2 STATELINE   19                      30
YAAK HILL       32                      32
YELLOWSTONE B   31                      40

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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
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.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           19       24           7                10
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        9           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    28       23          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     25    29       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           3       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       15          35                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         10       14          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       16          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    15    12       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            1        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11       10          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  19    26       34          38                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  17    16       17           8                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14        9          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        3          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.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                 95           48     46          52

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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