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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015


... 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        33          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    45    46        42          42
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    34          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    39    40        39          38          36
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    40    42        44          40          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
FROID 5S      2165    39              36
GREAT FALLS   3776           M    M          M           M
HAVRE SCAN    2710    42    43        44          42          40
HELENA        3668          43        43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    41    43        43          40           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          32        32          28          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          33          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    41    43        43          40          38
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    38
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    40    43        44          43          42
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    40    42        41          36          33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    39              37
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    42              41
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    41    41        38          34           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    42    44        46          45          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    37    41        42          41          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          33        32          33          33
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    40                      53
ALZADA DOT    4327    44                      53
ARROW CREEK   3956    40                      33
AVON NORTH    5085    33                      33
BEARSMOUTH    3901    37                      51
BEAVER HILL   2551    35                      49
BIDDLE DOT    3418    43                      54
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    23                      23
BOULDER PASS  5600    33                      50
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    37                      50
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    31                      48
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    39                      53
COMERSTOWN    2099    32                      42
COW CREEK     2500    33                      45
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    35                      48
DEEP CREEK    5870    26                      43
DEARBORN      3500    47                      58
DENTON DOT    3557    34                      50
E LIVINGSTON  4555    37                      54
EKALAKA DOT   3687    37                      50
ESSEX DOT     3875    35                      43
GARRISON DOT  4327    33                      50
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    27                      41
GEYSER DOT    4138    35                      49
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    37                      53
GREENOUGH HL  4070    33                      48
HAYS DOT      3697    84                      39
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    38                      48
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    35                      48
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    40                      55
INGOMAR DOT   3018    37                      53
INVERNESS     3300    32                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    36                      50
KARST DOT     5698    29                      45
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    32                      44
LINDSAY DIV   3198    33                      46
LOMA DOT      2557    37                      46
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    35                      46
MACDONALD PSS 6320    28                      37
MALTA SOUTH   3122    37                      51
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    33                      43
MONARCH CANYN 5218    27                      44
MONIDA PASS   6824    33                      46
NAVAHO DOT    2570    32                      42
NINEMILE DOT  4301    36                      47
NORRIS HILL   5695    32                      37
PENDROY DOT   4199    35                      46
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    25                      40
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    41                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    35                      42
ROSCOE HILL   5337    34                      25
SACO DOT      2177    34                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    40                      45
SIOUX PASS    2480    33                      42
SWAN LAKE     3567    39                      47
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    42                      55
SWEET GRASS   3690    77                      40
TROUT CREEK   2384    39                      50
TWO MEDICINE  4920    35                      42
US2 STATELINE 2099    33                      43
YAAK HILL     2201    43                      43
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    43                      59

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                0     0
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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           26       31          10          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   35          48          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    19    22       18          18          14
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    27    32       31          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    23    29       34          30          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    33    35       33          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       19          38          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          36       23          35          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          28       28          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    20    18       17          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   13
MAXVILLE NR   7210          20       16           0          34
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    22    26       30          22          14
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    21    28       19          16          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    29    29       28          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    27       34          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    32       32           6           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          23       10           6           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       27          27          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          19       12          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775                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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