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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SUN DEC 21 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    29        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  27    26        27          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      31              31
SIDNEY 8SW      29              30
SIDNEY SCAN     30    29        31          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  37    36        35          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    30        29          33               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   38                      35
ALZADA DOT      35                      33
ARROW CREEK     41                      38
AVON NORTH      28                      28
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      32
BEAVER HILL     36                      32
BIDDLE DOT      37                      35
BIG HOLE PASS   27                      26
BOULDER PASS    27                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  35                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    32                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN   41                      37
COMERSTOWN      28                      27
COW CREEK       33                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      34
DEARBORN        44                      42
DENTON DOT      38                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  36                      41
EKALAKA DOT     35                      32
ESSEX DOT       33                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    31                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  31                      30
GEYSER DOT      39                      34
GOVERNMENT HIL  36                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  29                      31
HAYS DOT        32                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   34                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    36                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    41                      37
INGOMAR DOT     36                      32
INVERNESS       33                       M
JUDITH GAP      35                      32
KARST DOT       32                      32
LAME DEER       37                      34
LEWISTOWN DVD   32                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  35                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        38                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  27                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   32                      28
MONARCH CANYON  29                      30
MONIDA PASS     33                      32
NAVAHO DOT      30                      28
NINEMILE DOT    35                      32
NORRIS HILL     33                      35
PENDROY DOT     32                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   27                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   40                      35
ROGERS PASS     28                      31
ROSCOE HILL     37                      31
SACO DOT        32                      37
SIEBEN DOT      36                      31
SIOUX PASS      34                      31
SWAN LAKE       36                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   39                      34
SWEET GRASS     32                      30
TROUT CREEK     40                      36
TWO MEDICINE    31                      32
US2 STATELINE   32                      29
YAAK HILL       46                      46
YELLOWSTONE B   48                      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                0    12
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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           20       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                40
BRUSETT 6SE            9        7           8                 9
CAMERON 15SW          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    26       22          34                38
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    16       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     16    22       27          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       20          26                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     9     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    29       28          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          16                11
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    31       37          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  13    18       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                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                  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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