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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN JAN 25 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
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  29    30        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          35               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  30    30        30          30               29
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS    165    16        16          16
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        32          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     31    32        31          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        31          32               34
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    32        32          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  29    29        28          27               30
SIDNEY 6NW      32              32
SIDNEY 8SW      32              31
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        31          31               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   33                      32
ALZADA DOT      26                      32
ARROW CREEK     34                      35
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  35                      32
BEAVER HILL     24                      32
BIDDLE DOT      26                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   30                      30
BOULDER PASS    35                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  38                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    34                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   28                      32
COMERSTOWN      32                      30
COW CREEK       27                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      30
DEARBORN        48                      38
DENTON DOT      30                      31
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  40                      39
EKALAKA DOT     25                      31
ESSEX DOT       37                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  32                      30
GEYSER DOT      38                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  25                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  33                      31
HAYS DOT        45                      30
HELMVILLE DOT   36                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    29                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    35                      32
INGOMAR DOT     32                      30
INVERNESS       28                       M
JUDITH GAP      34                      32
KARST DOT       25                      30
LAME DEER       31                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   27                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  26                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        31                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  34                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   27                      30
MONARCH CANYON  23                      25
MONIDA PASS     35                      32
NAVAHO DOT      29                      30
NINEMILE DOT    32                      31
NORRIS HILL     28                      29
PENDROY DOT     39                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   24                      24
REEDPOINT DOT   40                      33
ROGERS PASS     38                      33
ROSCOE HILL     35                      32
SACO DOT        26                      35
SIEBEN DOT      42                      31
SIOUX PASS      30                      36
SWAN LAKE       34                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   30                      32
SWEET GRASS     38                      32
TROUT CREEK     34                      32
TWO MEDICINE    36                      31
US2 STATELINE   32                      29
YAAK HILL       35                      35
YELLOWSTONE B   37                      37

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    40
GREAT FALLS            0    11

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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        8           7                 6
CAMERON 15SW          17       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     42    25       25          36                36
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      11    14       24          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     15    20       24          24                14
LAKESIDE 6SW          22       23          26                30
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         27       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       17          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     9     9        8           6                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            8        4           0                 7
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    21       26          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    21       29          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    19       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       8    14       11          14                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          10                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                255          255    255         255

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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