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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED AUG 20 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           57        56          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    70        71          69
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          51               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          53        53          51               48
COOKE CITY NR         49        47          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     64    68        73          67               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     66    71        71          71
HAVRE SCAN      67    69        70          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     68    71        72          71                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         53        54          49               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56               52
LINCOLN 11SE          53        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN    70    71        72          68               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    57
MAXVILLE NR           55        55          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   68    71        71          67               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        50        48          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          56        57          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      72              69
SIDNEY 8SW      76              73
SIDNEY SCAN     70    70        69          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  65    68        70          69               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  64    69        70          69               66
WEST YELLOWSTONE      61        63          62               59
WEST YELLOWST S       54        54          52               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      52        52          50               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   66                      81
ALZADA DOT      73                      86
ARROW CREEK     71                      86
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  66                      82
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      77                      86
BIG HOLE PASS   53                      53
BOULDER PASS    59                      80
BOWMANS CORNER  63                      81
BOZEMAN PASS    57                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN   70                      84
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       71                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK   61                      77
DEARBORN        68                      84
DENTON DOT      68                      82
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  64                      81
EKALAKA DOT     72                      83
ESSEX DOT       63                      78
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    62                      81
GEORGETOWN LAK  56                      70
GEYSER DOT      65                      79
GOVERNMENT HIL  76                      86
GREENOUGH HILL  59                      82
HAYS DOT        69                      78
HELMVILLE DOT    M                       M
HILLSIDE DOT    73                      84
HYSHAM HILLS    73                      85
INGOMAR DOT     73                      85
INVERNESS       62                       M
JUDITH GAP      67                      80
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       64                      86
LEWISTOWN DVD   66                      79
LINDSAY DIVIDE  73                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        69                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   69                      80
MONARCH CANYON  59                      72
MONIDA PASS     63                      77
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    31                      70
NORRIS HILL     58                      61
PENDROY DOT     65                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS   52                      67
REEDPOINT DOT   68                      83
ROGERS PASS     63                      76
ROSCOE HILL     66                      78
SACO DOT        72                      62
SIEBEN DOT      65                      85
SIOUX PASS      68                      82
SWAN LAKE       61                      79
SWEENEY CREEK   75                      88
SWEET GRASS     63                      35
TROUT CREEK     60                      78
TWO MEDICINE    55                      71
US2 STATELINE   71                      83
YAAK HILL       64                      81
YELLOWSTONE B   70                      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                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    5          28                36
CAMERON 15SW           9       30          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         15        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN      13    15       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     21    30       31          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         10        5          26                15
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8        4          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14       12          17                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    13    13       11           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          48
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN    5    16       20          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          26       34          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  11    12       35          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    19       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       21          23                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        5          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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          200    200          73
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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