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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN OCT 19 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           42        41          44               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    47        49          52
BOZEMAN 12SE                    44          44               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          34        35          37               40
COOKE CITY NR         36        37          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     59    53        55          51               54
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                39
GREAT FALLS     59    56        55          54
HAVRE SCAN      58    54        52          53               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        45
JORDAN SCAN     54    52        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         37        39          37               44
LAKEVIEW 15NW         46        43          44               45
LINCOLN 11SE          41        40          43
LINDSAY SCAN    55    54        50          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        44          44                M
MANY GLACIER                    47
MAXVILLE NR           44        43          43               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    52        50          52               53
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        39        39          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          34        36          39               41
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      48              50
SIDNEY 8SW      47              49
SIDNEY SCAN     52    51        50          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  59    55        50          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  66    54        52          53               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      41        40          44               47
WEST YELLOWST S       36        37          41               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      39        39          39               41
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   64                      59
ALZADA DOT      63                      60
ARROW CREEK     69                      61
AVON NORTH      65                      65
BEARSMOUTH DOT  66                      57
BEAVER HILL     63                      60
BIDDLE DOT      69                      69
BIG HOLE PASS   37                      37
BOULDER PASS    60                      55
BOWMANS CORNER  65                      57
BOZEMAN PASS    70                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN   68                      61
COMERSTOWN      59                      54
COW CREEK       63                      56
CRYSTAL CREEK   49                      53
DEARBORN        75                      63
DENTON DOT      66                      57
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  71                      59
EKALAKA DOT     62                      57
ESSEX DOT       50                      54
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    64                      58
GEORGETOWN LAK  63                      49
GEYSER DOT      65                      55
GOVERNMENT HIL  64                      59
GREENOUGH HILL  66                      55
HAYS DOT        69                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   65                      55
HILLSIDE DOT    64                      59
HYSHAM HILLS    68                      61
INGOMAR DOT     68                      59
INVERNESS       62                       M
JUDITH GAP      62                      56
KARST DOT       56                      51
LAME DEER       67                      61
LEWISTOWN DVD   51                      51
LINDSAY DIVIDE  64                      55
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        68                      63
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  64                      51
MCDONALDS DOT   59                      54
MONARCH CANYON  61                      51
MONIDA PASS     65                      55
NAVAHO DOT      59                      53
NINEMILE DOT    58                      53
NORRIS HILL     65                      69
PENDROY DOT     65                      53
RAYNOLDS PASS   61                      55
REEDPOINT DOT   68                      58
ROGERS PASS     60                      58
ROSCOE HILL     63                      58
SACO DOT        84                      52
SIEBEN DOT      66                      56
SIOUX PASS      61                      55
SWAN LAKE       61                      53
SWEENEY CREEK   69                      62
SWEET GRASS     62                      55
TROUT CREEK     59                      55
TWO MEDICINE    61                      57
US2 STATELINE   60                      54
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   70                      60

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        8           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   16          40                40
CAMERON 15SW          27       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     12    25       32          37                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       25          28                10
JORDAN SCAN     13    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         29       17          35                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         23       15          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          15       10          14                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    12    11       11           9                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          44
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    26       29          20                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  19    27       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    18       20           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8       12          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                104           60     45          43
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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