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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 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        54          53               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        54          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        47          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     59    64        68          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     63    68        69          69
HAVRE SCAN      60    64        67          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     68    73        76          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        60          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          49        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    64    68        71          68               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           50        52          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   58    63        67          65               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        46          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          54        57          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      63              69
SIDNEY 8SW      67              70
SIDNEY SCAN     68    68        68          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  64    68        72          70               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  59    68        69          69               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      71        73          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       57        56          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      51        53          50               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   63                      83
ALZADA DOT      63                      86
ARROW CREEK     63                      88
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL     69                      82
BIDDLE DOT      74                      91
BIG HOLE PASS   48                      48
BOULDER PASS    54                      79
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      78
BOZEMAN PASS    53                      80
BULL MOUNTAIN   62                      85
COMERSTOWN      58                      78
COW CREEK       60                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN        60                      81
DENTON DOT      58                      81
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  56                      84
EKALAKA DOT     61                      84
ESSEX DOT       64                      77
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    52                      82
GEORGETOWN LAK  49                      73
GEYSER DOT      56                      78
GOVERNMENT HIL  65                      87
GREENOUGH HILL  57                      83
HAYS DOT        56                      77
HELMVILLE DOT   54                      78
HILLSIDE DOT    60                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     65                      86
INVERNESS       55                       M
JUDITH GAP      58                      79
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       65                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   57                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE  59                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        62                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   58                      79
MONARCH CANYON  46                      77
MONIDA PASS     55                      77
NAVAHO DOT      58                      79
NINEMILE DOT    53                      88
NORRIS HILL     58                      64
PENDROY DOT     57                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS   51                      73
REEDPOINT DOT   60                      85
ROGERS PASS     55                      74
ROSCOE HILL     58                      83
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT      57                      83
SIOUX PASS      59                      81
SWAN LAKE       56                      75
SWEENEY CREEK   63                      91
SWEET GRASS     57                      35
TROUT CREEK     62                      78
TWO MEDICINE    51                      69
US2 STATELINE   61                      81
YAAK HILL       99                      83
YELLOWSTONE B   61                      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                43
CAMERON 15SW          13       40          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     22    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               39
HAVRE SCAN       5    11       23          21                25
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        6          31                19
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       18          21                10
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       20          47
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    19       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        17       30          45
NEIHART 12SE          33       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   5    15       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    16       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       22          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        8          15                27

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                200          166     96          48
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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