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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SUN FEB 1 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
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    31        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    35        35          37
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    30        31          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    31    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   31    32        33          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      31              32
SIDNEY 8SW      27              30
SIDNEY SCAN     30    30        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    32        32          34               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      32
ALZADA DOT      19                      31
ARROW CREEK    158                      34
AVON NORTH      32                      32
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      32
BEAVER HILL     15                      27
BIDDLE DOT      25                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      31
BOULDER PASS    28                      29
BOWMANS CORNER  28                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    30                      31
BULL MOUNTAIN   27                      32
COMERSTOWN       9                      22
COW CREEK       15                      29
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      31
DEARBORN        33                      37
DENTON DOT      30                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  35                      36
EKALAKA DOT     19                      32
ESSEX DOT       23                      28
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    31                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  31                      29
GEYSER DOT      30                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  19                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  30                      30
HAYS DOT        20                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   32                      31
HILLSIDE DOT    13                      31
HYSHAM HILLS    24                      35
INGOMAR DOT    175                      31
INVERNESS       23                       M
JUDITH GAP      26                      30
KARST DOT       30                      30
LAME DEER       25                      30
LEWISTOWN DVD   22                      27
LINDSAY DIVIDE  28                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        20                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  28                      27
MCDONALDS DOT   12                      24
MONARCH CANYON  27                      27
MONIDA PASS     32                      32
NAVAHO DOT      11                      25
NINEMILE DOT    31                      30
NORRIS HILL     30                      31
PENDROY DOT     31                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   26                      27
REEDPOINT DOT   29                      35
ROGERS PASS     26                      27
ROSCOE HILL     31                      25
SACO DOT        15                      35
SIEBEN DOT      29                      29
SIOUX PASS      12                      36
SWAN LAKE       32                      30
SWEENEY CREEK   24                      32
SWEET GRASS     19                      27
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    28                      29
US2 STATELINE   13                      26
YAAK HILL       37                      37
YELLOWSTONE B   27                      35

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                3    34
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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    24       30          35                36
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      12    24       27          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     13    18       24          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       12          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       19          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN     9    14       16           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR           10        4           0                11
MOCCASIN SCAN   14    20       30          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     10    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    25       32          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    26       32           6                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 19           19     16          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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