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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM 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    28    31        33          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    23    23        23          23          23
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    31        32          31          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    26              26
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    31    31        31          33          36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    28        28          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    26    27        27          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          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    23        22          22          28
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    26              26
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    25              25
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    25    24        25          28           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        32          34          38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    27    30        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    30                      31
ALZADA DOT    4327    25                      31
ARROW CREEK   3956    31                      25
AVON NORTH    5085    24                      24
BEARSMOUTH    3901    27                      35
BEAVER HILL   2551    24                      29
BIDDLE DOT    3418    28                      32
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    23                      20
BOULDER PASS  5600    26                      31
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    29                      31
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    26                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    32                      32
COMERSTOWN    2099    20                      20
COW CREEK     2500    25                      28
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    23                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870    23                      30
DEARBORN      3500    35                      35
DENTON DOT    3557    30                      32
E LIVINGSTON  4555    36                      37
EKALAKA DOT   3687    26                      28
ESSEX DOT     3875    21                      24
GARRISON DOT  4327    26                      33
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    22                      30
GEYSER DOT    4138    30                      32
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    30                      30
GREENOUGH HL  4070    25                      32
HAYS DOT      3697    24                      29
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    24                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    32                      31
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    31                      33
INGOMAR DOT   3018    29                      30
INVERNESS     3300    27                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    28                      31
KARST DOT     5698    26                      31
LAME DEER     4327    30                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    24                      28
LINDSAY DIV   3198    28                      29
LOMA DOT      2557    27                      34
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    26                      35
MACDONALD PSS 6320    21                      25
MALTA SOUTH   3122    27                      30
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    25                      24
MONARCH CANYN 5218    20                      29
MONIDA PASS   6824    28                      31
NAVAHO DOT    2570    21                      22
NINEMILE DOT  4301    26                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    24                      28
PENDROY DOT   4199    31                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    16                      24
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    32                      36
ROGERS PASS   5406    28                      28
ROSCOE HILL   5337    29                      25
SACO DOT      2177    28                      33
SIEBEN DOT    4040    30                      28
SIOUX PASS    2480    23                      26
SWAN LAKE     3567    24                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    29                      32
SWEET GRASS   3690    31                      30
TROUT CREEK   2384    26                      36
TWO MEDICINE  4920    32                      29
US2 STATELINE 2099    21                      23
YAAK HILL     2201    28                      26
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    32                      37

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            0     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     8        6           6           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    21    22       21          34          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    13       23          26          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    13    17       22          22          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          28       18          28          16
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          21       21          19           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     6        8           6          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          11        8           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    21       30          22          13
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7     9        8          12          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     9    10       15          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    14    19       28          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    13    21       21           7           5
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           8        3           3           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          19       22          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        3          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               40         33    27    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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