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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT JUL 12 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           64        56          53               48
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        71          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          48               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          58        54          51               45
COOKE CITY NR         48        43          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     95    80        78          66               60
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     90    78        75          69
HAVRE SCAN      91    79        70          64               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     89    83        77          69                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         59        56          49               48
LAKEVIEW 15NW         64        60          55               50
LINCOLN 11SE          56        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    80    77        70          66               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           57        52          49               46
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   88    80        70          64               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        45          43               39
NEIHART 12SE          59        53          50               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      91              67
SIDNEY 8SW      79              68
SIDNEY SCAN     76    72        66          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  90    83        74          68               60
TIBER DAM SCAN 112    84        79          70               61
WEST YELLOWSTONE      77        67          65               57
WEST YELLOWST S       62        53          48               40
WHITE SULPH 13SE      56        52          48               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  104                      80
ALZADA DOT     109                      84
ARROW CREEK    113                      84
AVON NORTH     118                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT 121                      85
BEAVER HILL    104                      80
BIDDLE DOT     110                      98
BIG HOLE PASS   95                      94
BOULDER PASS   112                      86
BOWMANS CORNER 115                      85
BOZEMAN PASS   108                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  123                      90
COMERSTOWN      95                      81
COW CREEK      105                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK   94                      82
DEARBORN       118                      83
DENTON DOT     115                      82
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 112                      83
EKALAKA DOT    104                      81
ESSEX DOT       97                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   122                      88
GEORGETOWN LAK 122                      78
GEYSER DOT     113                      79
GOVERNMENT HIL 113                      86
GREENOUGH HILL 125                      88
HAYS DOT       111                      76
HELMVILLE DOT  125                      80
HILLSIDE DOT   105                      86
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    114                      85
INVERNESS      115                       M
JUDITH GAP     115                      86
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      118                      89
LEWISTOWN DVD  116                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE 104                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       124                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  103                      81
MONARCH CANYON  95                      75
MONIDA PASS    112                      79
NAVAHO DOT      96                      78
NINEMILE DOT    31                      78
NORRIS HILL    107                      81
PENDROY DOT    118                      81
RAYNOLDS PASS   85                      80
REEDPOINT DOT  114                      82
ROGERS PASS    117                      93
ROSCOE HILL    104                      80
SACO DOT       120                      59
SIEBEN DOT     117                      84
SIOUX PASS     100                      87
SWAN LAKE      120                      85
SWEENEY CREEK  117                      88
SWEET GRASS    111                      35
TROUT CREEK    129                      88
TWO MEDICINE   112                      77
US2 STATELINE   95                      79
YAAK HILL      123                      88
YELLOWSTONE B  104                      26

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            8       16           6                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   14          41                59
CAMERON 15SW          30       41          40                68
CONRAD SCAN     14    25       33          39                38
COOKE CITY NR         29        0          16                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               40
HAVRE SCAN       7    13       24          22                26
JORDAN SCAN      9    20       26          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15       10          34                24
LAKEVIEW 18NW         10        9          27                28
LINCOLN 11SE          17       19          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN    11     9       12           9                15
LOOKOUT PASS           M       33          46
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        4           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN    8    19       21          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        26       35          43
NEIHART 12SE          26       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          22                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    17       42          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    19       19          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          27                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE      11       11          16                26

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                109          158     62          36
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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