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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN JUL 27 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           61        52          52               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    69        71          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        51          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        45          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     89    76        74          64               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     91    78        74          69
HAVRE SCAN      90    76        68          64               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     90    83        76          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        57          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          57        49          50
LINDSAY SCAN    81    77        68          66               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           55        51          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   82    75        67          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        45          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          58        53          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      87              65
SIDNEY 8SW      75              66
SIDNEY SCAN     72    69        65          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  96    83        73          69               63
TIBER DAM SCAN 105    79        74          68               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      76        66          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       61        52          50               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      53        50          48               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  107                      82
ALZADA DOT     109                      85
ARROW CREEK    113                      85
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL     98                      78
BIDDLE DOT     127                      99
BIG HOLE PASS  112                      11
BOULDER PASS   117                      82
BOWMANS CORNER 112                      82
BOZEMAN PASS   115                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN  120                      87
COMERSTOWN      92                      76
COW CREEK      108                      81
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN       116                      81
DENTON DOT     112                      79
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 112                      83
EKALAKA DOT    117                      80
ESSEX DOT       98                      77
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   115                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK 116                      75
GEYSER DOT      82                      76
GOVERNMENT HIL 114                      84
GREENOUGH HILL 119                      84
HAYS DOT       116                      74
HELMVILLE DOT  114                      78
HILLSIDE DOT   112                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    117                      83
INVERNESS      113                       M
JUDITH GAP     112                      82
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      117                      89
LEWISTOWN DVD  113                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE 105                      77
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       121                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  101                      77
MONARCH CANYON 117                      78
MONIDA PASS    113                      78
NAVAHO DOT     100                      76
NINEMILE DOT   110                      71
NORRIS HILL    116                      11
PENDROY DOT    100                      74
RAYNOLDS PASS  117                      87
REEDPOINT DOT  114                      82
ROGERS PASS    116                      87
ROSCOE HILL    110                      82
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT     116                      81
SIOUX PASS      99                      77
SWAN LAKE      115                      79
SWEENEY CREEK  118                      88
SWEET GRASS    109                      35
TROUT CREEK    119                      82
TWO MEDICINE   104                      83
US2 STATELINE   94                      77
YAAK HILL      112                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  104                      26

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            1       10           5                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    8          36                41
CAMERON 15SW          11       38          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     18    24       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         19        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       8    12       23          21                25
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        5          30                18
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       16          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           7                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       18          46
MANY GLACIER                    5
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                13
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    21       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        15       30          44
NEIHART 12SE          30       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    16       40          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    18       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       21          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        8          15                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    113          50
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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