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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT JUL 26 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           54        53          52               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          53        53          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         48        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     61    65        69          64               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     61    68        68          69
HAVRE SCAN      62    65        66          64               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     70    74        75          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         60        59          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          50        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    64    67        69          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           51        51          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   60    64        67          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        45          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          54        55          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      82              67
SIDNEY 8SW      77              69
SIDNEY SCAN     66    67        67          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  65    69        72          69               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  58    68        70          68               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      70        72          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       56        55          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      50        51          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   62                      82
ALZADA DOT      62                      87
ARROW CREEK     63                      87
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL     62                      82
BIDDLE DOT      69                      87
BIG HOLE PASS   50                      50
BOULDER PASS    56                      78
BOWMANS CORNER  57                      78
BOZEMAN PASS    54                      79
BULL MOUNTAIN   62                      83
COMERSTOWN      60                      77
COW CREEK       60                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN        58                      80
DENTON DOT      57                      80
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  57                      83
EKALAKA DOT     62                      84
ESSEX DOT       52                      78
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    54                      82
GEORGETOWN LAK  50                      72
GEYSER DOT      57                      78
GOVERNMENT HIL  64                      86
GREENOUGH HILL  57                      82
HAYS DOT        54                      76
HELMVILLE DOT   54                      78
HILLSIDE DOT    59                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     63                      85
INVERNESS       55                       M
JUDITH GAP      56                      78
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       65                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   56                      77
LINDSAY DIVIDE  59                      81
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        62                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   59                      78
MONARCH CANYON  55                      77
MONIDA PASS     55                      77
NAVAHO DOT      60                      77
NINEMILE DOT    57                      73
NORRIS HILL     58                      64
PENDROY DOT     55                      76
RAYNOLDS PASS   51                      73
REEDPOINT DOT   58                      84
ROGERS PASS     53                      71
ROSCOE HILL     59                      82
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT      59                      83
SIOUX PASS      60                      81
SWAN LAKE       55                      76
SWEENEY CREEK   63                      89
SWEET GRASS     58                      35
TROUT CREEK     58                      81
TWO MEDICINE    48                      69
US2 STATELINE   61                      81
YAAK HILL       99                      83
YELLOWSTONE B   60                      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            1       11           5                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    8          37                42
CAMERON 15SW          12       39          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     19    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       6    11       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        6          31                19
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       17          21                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        9           7                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       20          46
MANY GLACIER                    8
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    20       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        16       30          44
NEIHART 12SE          31       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   5    15       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        8          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          176     98          48
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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