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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST WED DEC 24 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           34        34          36               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  30    29        30          30               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  28    28        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      32              32
SIDNEY 8SW      31              31
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        32          35                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    33        34          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    30        30          32               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   36                      34
ALZADA DOT      32                      33
ARROW CREEK     38                      37
AVON NORTH      32                      32
BEARSMOUTH DOT  35                      32
BEAVER HILL     32                      31
BIDDLE DOT      35                      35
BIG HOLE PASS   27                      25
BOULDER PASS    31                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  32                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    33                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   35                      35
COMERSTOWN      23                      28
COW CREEK       32                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      33
DEARBORN        36                      41
DENTON DOT      32                      34
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  36                      39
EKALAKA DOT     31                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      28
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  31                      30
GEYSER DOT      33                      35
GOVERNMENT HIL  34                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  32                      31
HAYS DOT        32                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   32                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    32                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    37                      37
INGOMAR DOT     34                      33
INVERNESS       32                       M
JUDITH GAP      32                      32
KARST DOT       29                      32
LAME DEER       34                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   32                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  32                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        34                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  30                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   27                      28
MONARCH CANYON  22                      28
MONIDA PASS     32                      32
NAVAHO DOT      23                      28
NINEMILE DOT    37                      32
NORRIS HILL     29                      31
PENDROY DOT     30                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   24                      25
REEDPOINT DOT   37                      37
ROGERS PASS     30                      30
ROSCOE HILL     37                      30
SACO DOT        31                      37
SIEBEN DOT      32                      31
SIOUX PASS      29                      35
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   38                      36
SWEET GRASS     31                      31
TROUT CREEK     35                      35
TWO MEDICINE    29                      32
US2 STATELINE   29                      28
YAAK HILL       39                      39
YELLOWSTONE B   43                      39

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                0    13
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           21       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        8           8                 7
CAMERON 15SW          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    23       22          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         21        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    20       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     17    23       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       21          26                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         12       15          35                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       16          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    29       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  13    18       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                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                  M            M      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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