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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 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        33          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    42    43        42          42
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    45    44        36          35          32
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    52    46        45          38          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
FROID 5S      2165    45              33
GREAT FALLS   3776           M    M          M           M
HAVRE SCAN    2710    55    49        44          40          39
HELENA        3668          43        43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    51    48        43          38           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          32        32          28          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    51    48        40          38          37
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    53    49        44          42          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    49    43        37          34          33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    51              34
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    46              38
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    41    39        34          33           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    65    57        46          43          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    56    47        43          39          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          33        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    69                      52
ALZADA DOT    4327    69                      49
ARROW CREEK   3956    94                      82
AVON NORTH    5085    74                      74
BEARSMOUTH    3901    85                      51
BEAVER HILL   2551    69                      50
BIDDLE DOT    3418    76                      66
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    66                      65
BOULDER PASS  5600    77                      53
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    64                      50
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    84                      51
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    80                      56
COMERSTOWN    2099    58                      41
COW CREEK     2500    70                      42
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    67                      48
DEEP CREEK    5870    66                      45
DEARBORN      3500    79                      57
DENTON DOT    3557    76                      49
E LIVINGSTON  4555    81                      53
EKALAKA DOT   3687    66                      46
ESSEX DOT     3875    66                      41
GARRISON DOT  4327    77                      51
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    73                      42
GEYSER DOT    4138    77                      48
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    71                      51
GREENOUGH HL  4070    80                      49
HAYS DOT      3697    84                      39
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    77                      46
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    67                      51
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    79                      52
INGOMAR DOT   3018    75                      51
INVERNESS     3300    76                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    76                      53
KARST DOT     5698    64                      42
LAME DEER     4327    61                      53
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    64                      43
LINDSAY DIV   3198    66                      42
LOMA DOT      2557    85                      45
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    76                      44
MACDONALD PSS 6320    68                      36
MALTA SOUTH   3122    76                      51
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    64                      42
MONARCH CANYN 5218    74                      43
MONIDA PASS   6824    74                      48
NAVAHO DOT    2570    58                      38
NINEMILE DOT  4301    75                      47
NORRIS HILL   5695    73                      75
PENDROY DOT   4199    66                      45
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    70                      46
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    79                      52
ROGERS PASS   5406    65                      49
ROSCOE HILL   5337    67                      25
SACO DOT      2177    70                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    79                      42
SIOUX PASS    2480    62                      36
SWAN LAKE     3567    78                      46
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    80                      54
SWEET GRASS   3690    77                      40
TROUT CREEK   2384    79                      49
TWO MEDICINE  4920   -31                      42
US2 STATELINE 2099    60                      37
YAAK HILL     2201    86                      85
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    86                      56

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     0
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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           25       32           9          18
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   37          48          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    28    21       18          18          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    33       31          37          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          15        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    24    29       34          30          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    33       33          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          31
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35       23          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          27       27          25          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    17       17          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       14           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    23    28       31          22          14
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    28       20          16          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    28       26          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    28       35          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    25    33       32           5           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          21        8           6           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          22       25          25          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          18       11          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775                M          M     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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