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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU APR 24 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        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  44    47        47          44
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     38    42        47          42               41
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     41    44        44          45
HAVRE SCAN      42    44        46          44               41
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                43        43
JORDAN SCAN     44    47        48          46                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               34
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    43    44        45          44               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   40    43        46          44               42
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      38              41
SIDNEY 8SW      42              45
SIDNEY SCAN     41    41        40          36                M
THREE FKS SCAN  43    45        47          47               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  38    44        46          46               42
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        31          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      50   52
ZORTMAN                         48   46

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

ABERDEEN HILL   39                      56
ALZADA DOT      40                      56
ARROW CREEK     47                      58
AVON NORTH      33                      33
BEARSMOUTH DOT  40                      53
BEAVER HILL     39                      54
BIG HOLE PASS   34                      31
BOULDER PASS    37
BOWMANS CORNER  37                      52
BOZEMAN PASS    39                      48
BULL MOUNTAIN   42                      54
COMERSTOWN      34                      45
COW CREEK       36                      50
CRYSTAL CREEK   38                      50
DEARBORN        41                      55
DENTON DOT      35                      53
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  45                      55
EKALAKA DOT     36                      52
ESSEX DOT       35                      47
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    36                      52
GEORGETOWN LAK  31                      41
GOVERNMENT HIL  42                      55
GREENOUGH HILL  36                      50
HAYS DOT        32                      45
HELMVILLE DOT   36                      50
HILLSIDE DOT    36                      52
HYSHAM HILLS    46                      50
INGOMAR DOT     42                      56
JUDITH GAP      38                      50
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       44                      55
LEWISTOWN DVD   32                      47
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        41                      54
LUFBOROUGH     122                      55
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   33                      48
MONARCH CANYON  35                      48
MONIDA PASS     35                      48
NINEMILE DOT    51                      43
NORRIS HILL     36                      38
PENDROY DOT     36                      46
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      43
REDSTONE HILL   37                      46
REEDPOINT DOT   39                      56
ROGERS PASS     33                      42
ROSCOE HILL     38                      55
SACO DOT        38                      38
SIEBEN DOT      37
SIOUX PASS      37                      66
SWAN LAKE       39                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   43                      58
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     40                      50
TWO MEDICINE    30                      43
US2 STATELINE   37                      49
YAAK HILL       45                      53
YELLOWSTONE B   47                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

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           19       30           7                36
BOZEMAN 12SE                   36          46                49
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    35       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          8        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      24    29       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     18    28       28          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       21          36                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         31       22          34                29
LINCOLN 11SE          27       23          17                11
LINDSAY SCAN    14    14       15          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           19       13           0                35
MOCCASIN SCAN   25    27       30          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     24    27       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    28       39          31                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    29       33           8                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         25       28          30                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        6          10                23

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                 13           16     14          28
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        76     59
ZORTMAN                           30     90
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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