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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST THU NOV 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           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               38
BRUSSETT 4SE C  28    28        31          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     36    37        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      34    35        36          40               44
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          32        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        34          38               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          36                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   34    35        37          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  24    26        29          35               41
SIDNEY 6NW      32              36
SIDNEY 8SW      31              34
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        35          39                M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    35        36          40               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   28                      33
ALZADA DOT      23                      33
ARROW CREEK     30                      38
AVON NORTH      30                      30
BEARSMOUTH DOT  31                      32
BEAVER HILL     23                      28
BIDDLE DOT      25                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   26                      26
BOULDER PASS    31                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  34                      34
BOZEMAN PASS    32                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   30                      35
COMERSTOWN      11                      25
COW CREEK       24                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   33                      31
DEARBORN        39                      41
DENTON DOT      30                      34
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  41                      38
EKALAKA DOT     22                      32
ESSEX DOT       32                      26
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    30                      33
GEORGETOWN LAK  31                      32
GEYSER DOT      32                      34
GOVERNMENT HIL  26                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  31                      32
HAYS DOT        27                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   32                      34
HILLSIDE DOT    26                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    31                      38
INGOMAR DOT     28                      33
INVERNESS       31                       M
JUDITH GAP      28                      32
KARST DOT       31                      32
LAME DEER       27                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   31                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  22                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        32                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  30                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   19                      26
MONARCH CANYON  28                      30
MONIDA PASS     32                      32
NAVAHO DOT      15                      27
NINEMILE DOT    32                      32
NORRIS HILL     35                      33
PENDROY DOT     31                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      31
REEDPOINT DOT   29                      40
ROGERS PASS     33                      31
ROSCOE HILL     39                      31
SACO DOT        23                      41
SIEBEN DOT      30                      30
SIOUX PASS      17                      30
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   28                      36
SWEET GRASS     27                      32
TROUT CREEK     33                      32
TWO MEDICINE    37                      31
US2 STATELINE   14                      28
YAAK HILL       35                      35
YELLOWSTONE B   29                      38

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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0     0

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           19       24           7                10
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        9           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          18       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    27       23          35                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     24    29       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           3       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       15          35                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         12       14          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          13       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     9    12       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          36
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          16                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                22
THREE FKS SCAN  19    27       34          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       0        4          12                25

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
GREAT FALLS                 93           49     47          52

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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