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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED JUL 30 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           61        57          54               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        72          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        53          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        47          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     69    72        76          67               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     70    74        73          72
HAVRE SCAN      72    73        72          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     72    76        78          73                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        58          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN    67    70        71          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        51          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    55
MAXVILLE NR           56        55          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   65    68        70          65               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          55        56          52               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      68              68
SIDNEY 8SW      73              70
SIDNEY SCAN     68    68        67          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    71        73          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN  70    78        78          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      66        69          66               60
WEST YELLOWST S       54        54          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      53        53          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   64                      79
ALZADA DOT      64                      86
ARROW CREEK     66                      87
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT   M                       M
BEAVER HILL     91                      78
BIDDLE DOT      78                      93
BIG HOLE PASS   62                      62
BOULDER PASS    63                      82
BOWMANS CORNER  67                      86
BOZEMAN PASS    62                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN   69                      86
COMERSTOWN      66                      81
COW CREEK       64                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN        68                      86
DENTON DOT      67                      84
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  62                      84
EKALAKA DOT     65                      83
ESSEX DOT       89                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   128                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK  60                      78
GEYSER DOT      63                      81
GOVERNMENT HIL  66                      86
GREENOUGH HILL  64                      85
HAYS DOT        67                      79
HELMVILLE DOT   63                      83
HILLSIDE DOT    64                      85
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     70                      85
INVERNESS       68                       M
JUDITH GAP      65                      82
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       68                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   66                      81
LINDSAY DIVIDE  64                      83
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        72                      80
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   65                      81
MONARCH CANYON  50                      74
MONIDA PASS     64                      82
NAVAHO DOT     125                      75
NINEMILE DOT    69                      86
NORRIS HILL     62                      66
PENDROY DOT    100                      74
RAYNOLDS PASS   55                      70
REEDPOINT DOT   63                      85
ROGERS PASS     65                      80
ROSCOE HILL     62                      82
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT      66                      86
SIOUX PASS      68                      82
SWAN LAKE       65                      84
SWEENEY CREEK   65                      89
SWEET GRASS     69                      35
TROUT CREEK     68                      88
TWO MEDICINE    59                      77
US2 STATELINE   68                      82
YAAK HILL       69                      86
YELLOWSTONE B   66                      25

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            0       10           5                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    7          32                41
CAMERON 15SW          10       36          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     14    23       32          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         17        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       6    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          29                17
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       14          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     6        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       15          47
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                12
MOCCASIN SCAN   14    20       20          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       30          44
NEIHART 12SE          26       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   4    14       40          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   6    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          14                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                200          200    108          56
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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