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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 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           52        51          52               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  64    66        68          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          51        51          50               48
COOKE CITY NR         45        45          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     62    62        64          64               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     65    66        65          66
HAVRE SCAN      67    67        66          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     68    69        69          70                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         51        52          48               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56                M
LINCOLN 11SE          48        49          51
LINDSAY SCAN    69    69        68          67               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          49                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           49        50          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   63    63        64          65               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        46          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          51        52          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      68              66
SIDNEY 8SW      69              69
SIDNEY SCAN     68    68        66          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  72    70        66          68               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  66    64        65          67               65
WEST YELLOWSTONE      58        58          60               59
WEST YELLOWST S       50        50          51               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      50        50          49               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                      71
ALZADA DOT      79                      82
ARROW CREEK     73                      77
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  76                      75
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      76                      89
BIG HOLE PASS   69                      69
BOULDER PASS    66                      67
BOWMANS CORNER  58                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    68                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   72                      73
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       72                      76
CRYSTAL CREEK   60                      71
DEARBORN        71                      75
DENTON DOT      68                      73
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  70                      73
EKALAKA DOT     77                      79
ESSEX DOT       65                      70
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    75                      74
GEORGETOWN LAK  70                      66
GEYSER DOT      69                      71
GOVERNMENT HIL  73                      78
GREENOUGH HILL  77                      76
HAYS DOT        68                      73
HELMVILLE DOT   74                      74
HILLSIDE DOT    80                      76
HYSHAM HILLS    84                      79
INGOMAR DOT     73                      77
INVERNESS       60                       M
JUDITH GAP      61                      67
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       69                      75
LEWISTOWN DVD   61                      70
LINDSAY DIVIDE  70                      76
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        74                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   67                      70
MONARCH CANYON  55                      63
MONIDA PASS     58                      68
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    31                      66
NORRIS HILL     73                      70
PENDROY DOT     54                      66
RAYNOLDS PASS   60                      64
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      76
ROGERS PASS     59                      63
ROSCOE HILL     63                      71
SACO DOT        71                      62
SIEBEN DOT      71                      75
SIOUX PASS      73                      75
SWAN LAKE       76                      73
SWEENEY CREEK   75                      81
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     85                      77
TWO MEDICINE    48                      60
US2 STATELINE   75                      77
YAAK HILL       60                      76
YELLOWSTONE B   66                      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           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    4          40                37
CAMERON 15SW           9       32          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     34    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         16        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     19    29       30          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         16        6          27                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M          18                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       18          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    16    13       11           5                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          49
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    17       19          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          35       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  20    21       34          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    19       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         23       24          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        4          16                27

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          69
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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