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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 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           53        50          49               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  58    59        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          47        45          44               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     59    61        65          58               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     60    62        62          62
HAVRE SCAN      58    59        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     55    58        59          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        50          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         50        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          49        48          48
LINDSAY SCAN    56    58        58          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           52        52          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   56    58        59          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        45        44          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          46        47          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      57              58
SIDNEY 8SW      59              58
SIDNEY SCAN     57    57        58          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  56    57        58          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  56    60        61          59               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      54        55          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       49        48          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      47        47          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   57                      66
ALZADA DOT      60                      70
ARROW CREEK     61                      71
AVON NORTH      49                      49
BEARSMOUTH DOT  55                      71
BEAVER HILL     57                      68
BIDDLE DOT      64                      72
BIG HOLE PASS   46                      46
BOULDER PASS    51                      67
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    48                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN   61                      70
COMERSTOWN      55                      67
COW CREEK       54                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK   57                      68
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      56                      69
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  58                      69
EKALAKA DOT     62                      68
ESSEX DOT       53                      68
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    51                      70
GEORGETOWN LAK  47                      62
GEYSER DOT      55                      66
GOVERNMENT HIL  62                      71
GREENOUGH HILL  55                      71
HAYS DOT        69                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   52                      69
HILLSIDE DOT    57                      68
HYSHAM HILLS    60                      72
INGOMAR DOT     60                      72
INVERNESS       58                       M
JUDITH GAP      55                      67
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       60                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   54                      65
LINDSAY DIVIDE  58                      68
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        61                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   56                      68
MONARCH CANYON  48                      60
MONIDA PASS     53                      66
NAVAHO DOT      55                      67
NINEMILE DOT    59                      62
NORRIS HILL     50                      53
PENDROY DOT     59                      67
RAYNOLDS PASS   50                      60
REEDPOINT DOT   59                      71
ROGERS PASS     54                      63
ROSCOE HILL     58                      68
SACO DOT        55                      56
SIEBEN DOT      54                      69
SIOUX PASS      57                      68
SWAN LAKE       57                      69
SWEENEY CREEK   60                      74
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     61                      72
TWO MEDICINE    55                      65
US2 STATELINE   58                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   60                      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            0        6           2                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   11          38                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     18    31       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         31        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               24
HAVRE SCAN      12    18       29          30                10
JORDAN SCAN     19    29       36          37                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       11          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12        8          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     9    10       13          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   16    25       29          22                14
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       29          42
NEIHART 12SE          35       36          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    22       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  14    24       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         24       27          27                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          14                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                 54           43     33          35
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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