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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE JUL 22 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           56        56          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  71    71        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        53          51               46
COOKE CITY NR         48        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     63    68        70          66               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     67    70        70          69
HAVRE SCAN      67    69        70          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     69    73        75          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         60        60          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          54               51
LINCOLN 11SE          52        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN    68    70        71          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           54        54          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   63    66        68          65               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          44               40
NEIHART 12SE          56        55          51               46
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      60              67
SIDNEY 8SW      66              68
SIDNEY SCAN     66    67        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    70        72          69               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  60    70        72          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      67        70          65               58
WEST YELLOWST S       56        55          50               43
WHITE SULPH 13SE      52        52          49               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   65                      79
ALZADA DOT      68                      86
ARROW CREEK     66                      86
AVON NORTH      64                      64
BEARSMOUTH DOT  70                      84
BEAVER HILL     86                      83
BIDDLE DOT      93                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   58                      58
BOULDER PASS    60                      76
BOWMANS CORNER  67                      79
BOZEMAN PASS    63                      80
BULL MOUNTAIN   67                      80
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       66                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   61                      80
DEARBORN        66                      82
DENTON DOT      66                      80
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  63                      82
EKALAKA DOT     71                      84
ESSEX DOT       56                      79
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    68                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK  62                      74
GEYSER DOT      65                      78
GOVERNMENT HIL  72                      85
GREENOUGH HILL  66                      84
HAYS DOT        60                      75
HELMVILLE DOT   64                      79
HILLSIDE DOT    67                      85
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     68                      84
INVERNESS       59                       M
JUDITH GAP      62                      76
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       69                      87
LEWISTOWN DVD   65                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE  67                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        70                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   63                      78
MONARCH CANYON  51                      75
MONIDA PASS     66                      78
NAVAHO DOT      64                      78
NINEMILE DOT    61                      74
NORRIS HILL     65                      67
PENDROY DOT     61                      77
RAYNOLDS PASS   55                      71
REEDPOINT DOT   63                      82
ROGERS PASS     62                      75
ROSCOE HILL     63                      77
SACO DOT        68                      60
SIEBEN DOT      66                      83
SIOUX PASS      65                      80
SWAN LAKE       60                      80
SWEENEY CREEK   71                      87
SWEET GRASS     62                      35
TROUT CREEK     68                      84
TWO MEDICINE    53                      70
US2 STATELINE   66                      80
YAAK HILL       67                      81
YELLOWSTONE B   64                      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            1       11           5                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    9          38                44
CAMERON 15SW          16       40          40                44
CONRAD SCAN     29    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         23        0          13                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               39
HAVRE SCAN       4    11       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        7          33                21
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       19          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        9           8                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       22          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN    9    16       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        21       31          44
NEIHART 12SE          28       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   7    16       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  14    16       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       23          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        8          15                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                178          148     93          44
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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