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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST WED NOV 26 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           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    29        31          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     35    37        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      34    35        36          40               44
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          36                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   34    35        37          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  27    28        31          35               41
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      33              35
SIDNEY SCAN     33    33        35          39                M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    35        36          40               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          36               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   29                      33
ALZADA DOT      29                      32
ARROW CREEK     30                      39
AVON NORTH      32                      32
BEARSMOUTH DOT  35                      32
BEAVER HILL     23                      30
BIDDLE DOT      33                      34
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      31
BOULDER PASS    32                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  33                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    34                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   31                      35
COMERSTOWN      16                      26
COW CREEK       22                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      31
DEARBORN        36                      41
DENTON DOT      32                      34
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  31                      38
EKALAKA DOT     27                      32
ESSEX DOT       31                      28
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    32                      34
GEORGETOWN LAK  34                      31
GEYSER DOT      30                      34
GOVERNMENT HIL  28                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  32                      32
HAYS DOT        26                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   33                      34
HILLSIDE DOT    27                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    32                      38
INGOMAR DOT     31                      33
INVERNESS       29                       M
JUDITH GAP      28                      32
KARST DOT       33                      32
LAME DEER       32                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   28                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  25                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        32                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  30                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   20                      28
MONARCH CANYON  33                      30
MONIDA PASS     28                      32
NAVAHO DOT      16                      28
NINEMILE DOT    36                      32
NORRIS HILL     37                      35
PENDROY DOT     30                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   31                      31
REEDPOINT DOT   32                      40
ROGERS PASS     34                      30
ROSCOE HILL     29                      30
SACO DOT        28                      41
SIEBEN DOT      33                      31
SIOUX PASS      18                      31
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   32                      37
SWEET GRASS     29                      32
TROUT CREEK     33                      32
TWO MEDICINE    29                      30
US2 STATELINE   17                      29
YAAK HILL       34                      34
YELLOWSTONE B   33                      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                M     M
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           19       24           7                10
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        9          10                 8
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    28       23          35                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     24    29       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           3       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       15          34                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         11       13          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          13       16          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    13    12       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          36
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            1        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       25          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       18          17                22
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       34          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       6    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          12                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
GREAT FALLS                 94           48     47          52

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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