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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST FRI MAR 6 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        34          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    29    31        33          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    28    27        25          25          24
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    31        32          31          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    30              27
GREAT FALLS   3776          34   33         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    31        31          33          36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    31        29          31           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    31    30        28          30          34
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    33
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32        33          35          37
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    29    26        23          23          28
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    33              27
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    29              26
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    27        26          28           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    34    32        32          34          38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    34    31        30          32          35
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          32        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        32          32          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    51                      32
ALZADA DOT    4327    48                      31
ARROW CREEK   3956    74                      60
AVON NORTH    5085    56                      56
BEARSMOUTH    3901    65                      37
BEAVER HILL   2551    52                      32
BIDDLE DOT    3418    55                      48
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    47                      47
BOULDER PASS  5600    53                      32
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    44                      31
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    61                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    58                      36
COMERSTOWN    2099    36                      24
COW CREEK     2500    50                      29
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    51                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870    43                      30
DEARBORN      3500    64                      35
DENTON DOT    3557    53                      32
E LIVINGSTON  4555    58                      39
EKALAKA DOT   3687    47                      29
ESSEX DOT     3875    49                      30
GARRISON DOT  4327    57                      36
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    51                      30
GEYSER DOT    4138    52                      32
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    54                      31
GREENOUGH HL  4070    55                      34
HAYS DOT      3697    47                      29
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    56                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    54                      31
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    54                      33
INGOMAR DOT   3018    51                      31
INVERNESS     3300    49                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    50                      32
KARST DOT     5698    41                      31
LAME DEER     4327    30                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    43                      28
LINDSAY DIV   3198    51                      30
LOMA DOT      2557    53                      34
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    57                      35
MACDONALD PSS 6320    43                      25
MALTA SOUTH   3122    50                      31
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    46                      26
MONARCH CANYN 5218    60                      29
MONIDA PASS   6824    45                      31
NAVAHO DOT    2570    36                      24
NINEMILE DOT  4301    55                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    44                      41
PENDROY DOT   4199    50                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    36                      29
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    62                      37
ROGERS PASS   5406    46                      32
ROSCOE HILL   5337    50                      25
SACO DOT      2177    55                      33
SIEBEN DOT    4040    46                      29
SIOUX PASS    2480    44                      27
SWAN LAKE     3567    53                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    61                      33
SWEET GRASS   3690    50                      31
TROUT CREEK   2384    56                      36
TWO MEDICINE  4920    52                      32
US2 STATELINE 2099    42                      24
YAAK HILL     2201    68                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    67                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                0    37
GREAT FALLS            2     9

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           21       29           8          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          41          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     9        6           6           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    22       21          34          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    11    13       23          27          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    16    18       22          22          14
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          28       18          27          16
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          21       21          19           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     8     7        9           6          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          10        8           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    21       30          22          13
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    10        8          13          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    10    11       15          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    19       29          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    22       21           7           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           7        3           3           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          19       23          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4          11          24

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               41         34    28    33
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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