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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU OCT 23 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           39        40          42               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  44    47        49          52
BOZEMAN 12SE                    43          43               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          33        35          36               40
COOKE CITY NR         36        37          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     45    47        50          50               54
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                39
GREAT FALLS     47    49        50          52
HAVRE SCAN      48    49        51          52               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        44
JORDAN SCAN     45    48        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         36        38          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         36        39          43               45
LINCOLN 11SE          36        39          42
LINDSAY SCAN    46    47        50          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        43          44                M
MANY GLACIER                    47
MAXVILLE NR           38        40          43               44
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   45    47        50          52               52
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        38        38          40               39
NEIHART 12SE          34        36          39               40
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      46              51
SIDNEY 8SW      48              51
SIDNEY SCAN     47    48        50          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  46    47        48          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  44    47        48          52               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      38        40          43               46
WEST YELLOWST S       35        36          40               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      38        39          40               40
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   47                      57
ALZADA DOT      38                      59
ARROW CREEK     47                      62
AVON NORTH      44                      45
BEARSMOUTH DOT  47                      55
BEAVER HILL     41                      56
BIDDLE DOT      40                      53
BIG HOLE PASS   41                      39
BOULDER PASS    41                      52
BOWMANS CORNER  48                      54
BOZEMAN PASS    42                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   46                      57
COMERSTOWN      39                      53
COW CREEK       39                      57
CRYSTAL CREEK   48                      54
DEARBORN        57                      61
DENTON DOT      47                      55
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  51                      59
EKALAKA DOT     41                      58
ESSEX DOT       44                      53
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    47                      55
GEORGETOWN LAK  42                      46
GEYSER DOT      45                      54
GOVERNMENT HIL  42                      59
GREENOUGH HILL  46                      53
HAYS DOT        43                      56
HELMVILLE DOT   47                      54
HILLSIDE DOT    38                      57
HYSHAM HILLS    47                      62
INGOMAR DOT     41                      59
INVERNESS       46                       M
JUDITH GAP      45                      52
KARST DOT       40                      49
LAME DEER       44                      58
LEWISTOWN DVD   41                      50
LINDSAY DIVIDE  42                      58
LOLO PASS       39                      38
LOMA DOT        53                      63
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  41                      48
MCDONALDS DOT   39                      53
MONARCH CANYON  37                      46
MONIDA PASS     44                      52
NAVAHO DOT      41                      54
NINEMILE DOT    48                      51
NORRIS HILL     44                      45
PENDROY DOT     47                      51
RAYNOLDS PASS   39                      43
REEDPOINT DOT   41                      58
ROGERS PASS     44                      47
ROSCOE HILL     49                      47
SACO DOT        40                      51
SIEBEN DOT      48                      57
SIOUX PASS      41                      57
SWAN LAKE       48                      53
SWEENEY CREEK   40                      61
SWEET GRASS     50                      53
TROUT CREEK     50                      55
TWO MEDICINE    46                      50
US2 STATELINE   41                      57
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   46                      60

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            4       21           2                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          29       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    23       32          37                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       25          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     12    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       19          36                31
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          15        9          14                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          44
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 4
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    25       29          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        21       35          40
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    17       19           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        12        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       24          26                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9       10          15                26

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                117           58     45          44
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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