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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI SEP 19 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           52        48          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          47               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          46        44          44               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        43          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     65    61        64          57               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     67    64        62          61
HAVRE SCAN      66    62        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     64    63        60          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         48        48          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         57        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          51        47          47
LINDSAY SCAN    66    64        59          57               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           52        50          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   62    60        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        44        43          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          47        46          46               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      69              58
SIDNEY 8SW      62              58
SIDNEY SCAN     62    60        57          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  73    67        59          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  70    63        60          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      59        54          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       53        48          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      46        46          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   76                      69
ALZADA DOT      79                      71
ARROW CREEK     78                      69
AVON NORTH      76                      75
BEARSMOUTH DOT  87                      70
BEAVER HILL     80                      72
BIDDLE DOT      84                      83
BIG HOLE PASS   77                      77
BOULDER PASS    81                      65
BOWMANS CORNER  77                      68
BOZEMAN PASS    79                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      70                      67
COW CREEK       80                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK   67                      66
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      78                      66
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  83                      68
EKALAKA DOT     77                      68
ESSEX DOT       64                      66
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    79                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  77                      61
GEYSER DOT      71                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  79                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  78                      70
HAYS DOT        58                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   78                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    74                      70
HYSHAM HILLS    80                      69
INGOMAR DOT     79                      69
INVERNESS       83                       M
JUDITH GAP      79                      65
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       81                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   69                      64
LINDSAY DIVIDE  79                      66
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        79                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   80                      67
MONARCH CANYON  86                      63
MONIDA PASS     68                      64
NAVAHO DOT      72                      65
NINEMILE DOT    79                      61
NORRIS HILL     82                      82
PENDROY DOT     77                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS   77                      67
REEDPOINT DOT   85                      68
ROGERS PASS     72                      70
ROSCOE HILL     77                      66
SACO DOT        83                      56
SIEBEN DOT      81                      68
SIOUX PASS      78                      67
SWAN LAKE       77                      67
SWEENEY CREEK   84                      72
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     87                      71
TWO MEDICINE    72                      66
US2 STATELINE   77                      68
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   82                      25

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            0        6           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    33       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               30
HAVRE SCAN      16    21       31          30                24
JORDAN SCAN     23    32       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         25       16          35                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       12          18                17
LINCOLN 11SE          12        9          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    11    11       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    26       30          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       31          42
NEIHART 12SE          36       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    25       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  18    27       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        6           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        8          14                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                 44           41     31          33
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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