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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST FRI NOV 28 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               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               38
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    29        30          31               32
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     33    34        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     40    41        41          41
HAVRE SCAN      34    35        36          40               43
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     37    36        35          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          32        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   41    39        38          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  27    28        29          34               41
SIDNEY 6NW      32              35
SIDNEY 8SW      32              34
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        34          38                M
THREE FKS SCAN  40    39        38          40               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  39    36        34          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   46                      40
ALZADA DOT      38                      33
ARROW CREEK     50                      41
AVON NORTH      39                      39
BEARSMOUTH DOT  42                      35
BEAVER HILL     39                      32
BIDDLE DOT      44                      42
BIG HOLE PASS   35                      35
BOULDER PASS    42                      37
BOWMANS CORNER  44                      40
BOZEMAN PASS    41                      37
BULL MOUNTAIN   50                      42
COMERSTOWN      20                      25
COW CREEK       35                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   37                      33
DEARBORN        52                      46
DENTON DOT      34                      37
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  50                      45
EKALAKA DOT     39                      32
ESSEX DOT       39                      27
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    47                      39
GEORGETOWN LAK  36                      32
GEYSER DOT      44                      38
GOVERNMENT HIL  39                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  38                      34
HAYS DOT        30                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   40                      36
HILLSIDE DOT    39                      33
HYSHAM HILLS    47                      40
INGOMAR DOT     43                      33
INVERNESS       10                       M
JUDITH GAP      43                      37
KARST DOT       39                      32
LAME DEER       47                      38
LEWISTOWN DVD   40                      32
LINDSAY DIVIDE  41                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        25                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  35                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   24                      27
MONARCH CANYON  37                      31
MONIDA PASS     49                      32
NAVAHO DOT      21                      26
NINEMILE DOT    40                      32
NORRIS HILL     40                      41
PENDROY DOT     17                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   36                      32
REEDPOINT DOT   46                      40
ROGERS PASS     36                      34
ROSCOE HILL     46                      34
SACO DOT        29                      41
SIEBEN DOT      46                      31
SIOUX PASS      27                      30
SWAN LAKE       38                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   48                      39
SWEET GRASS      6                      32
TROUT CREEK     42                      36
TWO MEDICINE    15                      32
US2 STATELINE   24                      28
YAAK HILL       44                      44
YELLOWSTONE B   54                      41

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                M     8
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.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           20       28           8                13
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     31    29       23          35                38
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    24       23          25                29
JORDAN SCAN     27    31       27          28                16
LAKESIDE 6SW           4       14          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR         10       15          34                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         14       14          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          14       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   15
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    28       25          18                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        33       37          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                22
THREE FKS SCAN  23    31       35          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW      12    17       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         7        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          12                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
GREAT FALLS                 84           51     49          53

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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