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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON OCT 20 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           42        42          44               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    47        49          52
BOZEMAN 12SE                    44          44               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          34        35          37               40
COOKE CITY NR         37        37          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     46    50        54          51               54
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                40
GREAT FALLS     50    53        53          54
HAVRE SCAN      47    49        52          53               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        45
JORDAN SCAN     46    48        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         38        39          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         41        45          44               45
LINCOLN 11SE          41        41          43
LINDSAY SCAN    46    48        50          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        44          44                M
MANY GLACIER                    47
MAXVILLE NR           44        44          43               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   45    48        50          52               53
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        40        40          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          34        37          39               41
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      49              51
SIDNEY 8SW      52              51
SIDNEY SCAN     48    48        50          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  44    47        50          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  42    49        51          53               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      40        42          44               47
WEST YELLOWST S       37        38          41               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      39        39          39               41
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   48                      59
ALZADA DOT      43                      60
ARROW CREEK     47                      63
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  40                      58
BEAVER HILL     47                      57
BIDDLE DOT      47                      57
BIG HOLE PASS   37                      37
BOULDER PASS    40                      54
BOWMANS CORNER  46                      58
BOZEMAN PASS    40                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN   46                      59
COMERSTOWN      42                      53
COW CREEK       42                      57
CRYSTAL CREEK   41                      53
DEARBORN        49                      64
DENTON DOT      44                      58
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  49                      60
EKALAKA DOT     44                      58
ESSEX DOT       36                      53
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    37                      57
GEORGETOWN LAK  34                      49
GEYSER DOT      44                      56
GOVERNMENT HIL  49                      59
GREENOUGH HILL  38                      55
HAYS DOT        69                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   37                      56
HILLSIDE DOT    43                      58
HYSHAM HILLS    50                      62
INGOMAR DOT     46                      60
INVERNESS       42                       M
JUDITH GAP      40                      53
KARST DOT       34                      51
LAME DEER       48                      60
LEWISTOWN DVD   41                      52
LINDSAY DIVIDE  44                      57
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        44                      63
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  42                      52
MCDONALDS DOT   42                      53
MONARCH CANYON  37                      51
MONIDA PASS     44                      55
NAVAHO DOT      44                      54
NINEMILE DOT    39                      52
NORRIS HILL     44                      47
PENDROY DOT     43                      54
RAYNOLDS PASS   36                      48
REEDPOINT DOT   37                      59
ROGERS PASS     42                      51
ROSCOE HILL     42                      51
SACO DOT        42                      52
SIEBEN DOT      40                      57
SIOUX PASS      45                      56
SWAN LAKE       38                      53
SWEENEY CREEK   44                      62
SWEET GRASS     44                      55
TROUT CREEK     39                      55
TWO MEDICINE    48                      53
US2 STATELINE   45                      56
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   41                      61

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        8           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          27       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     11    24       32          37                38
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      11    14       24          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     12    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         29       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       15          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          14       10          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    12    10       11           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          44
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    26       29          20                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     14    15       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   7    17       20           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        2           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9       12          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                108           57     45          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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