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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED APR 16 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        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  42    43        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     38    40        46          39               39
FISHTAIL                    0   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     40    41        41          42
HAVRE SCAN      40    41        41          39               38
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     39    42        42          40                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    36    38        39          38               37
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE           42        41
MOCCASIN SCAN   38    40        41          41               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      38              41
SIDNEY SCAN     36    36        36          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  40    42        43          44               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  40    42        42          41               39
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      45   45
ZORTMAN                         41   40

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

ABERDEEN HILL   35                      48
ALZADA DOT      44                      49
ARROW CREEK     37                      50
AVON NORTH      34                      34
BEARSMOUTH DOT  38                      51
BEAVER HILL     30                      46
BIG HOLE PASS   30                      28
BOULDER PASS    34
BOWMANS CORNER  32                      47
BOZEMAN PASS    29                      42
BULL MOUNTAIN   36                      47
COMERSTOWN      28                      36
COW CREEK       29                      42
CRYSTAL CREEK   33                      49
DEARBORN        33                      51
DENTON DOT      36                      46
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  36                      48
EKALAKA DOT     37                      44
ESSEX DOT       34                      45
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      49
GEORGETOWN LAK  29                      38
GOVERNMENT HIL  35                      48
GREENOUGH HILL   M                       M
HAYS DOT        30                      37
HELMVILLE DOT   34                      46
HILLSIDE DOT    31                      43
HYSHAM HILLS    38                      50
INGOMAR DOT     37                      48
JUDITH GAP      35                      43
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       36                      47
LEWISTOWN DVD   34                      39
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        40                      47
LUFBOROUGH     139                      46
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   28                      39
MONARCH CANYON  33                      40
MONIDA PASS     33                      40
NINEMILE DOT    36                      39
NORRIS HILL     30                      33
PENDROY DOT     32                      39
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      36
REDSTONE HILL   30                      38
REEDPOINT DOT   38                      49
ROGERS PASS     33                      42
ROSCOE HILL     35                      44
SACO DOT        28                      33
SIEBEN DOT      33
SIOUX PASS      29                      67
SWAN LAKE       33                      45
SWEENEY CREEK   39                      51
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     36                      52
TWO MEDICINE    32                      40
US2 STATELINE   31                      39
YAAK HILL       37                      50
YELLOWSTONE B   43                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
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           18       30           6                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                47
CAMERON 15SW          17       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    33       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          6        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      25    29       36          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     22    29       27          19                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        5          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         24       17          22                11
LINCOLN 11SE          23       19          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           16        9           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          30       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    20       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    30       33           7                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        5           9                23

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                    25            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           21     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           49                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        69     56
ZORTMAN                           28     59
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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