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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN APR 20 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  38    41        43          42
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     42    44        49          40               39
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     43    45        45          44
HAVRE SCAN      44    45        45          41               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     44    45        46          42                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    40    42        42          40               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE            3         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   43    44        44          42               41
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      35              38
SIDNEY 8SW      39              43
SIDNEY SCAN     39    39        38          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  48    49        48          45               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  44    46        46          43               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      50   49
ZORTMAN                         48   46

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

ABERDEEN HILL   46                      55
ALZADA DOT      42                      54
ARROW CREEK     49                      55
AVON NORTH      37                      37
BEARSMOUTH DOT  47                      56
BEAVER HILL     42                      49
BIG HOLE PASS   36                      33
BOULDER PASS    42
BOWMANS CORNER  43                      52
BOZEMAN PASS    44                      52
BULL MOUNTAIN   46                      53
COMERSTOWN      35                      42
COW CREEK       37                      46
CRYSTAL CREEK   41                      51
DEARBORN        48                      54
DENTON DOT      46                      50
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  48                      55
EKALAKA DOT     41                      49
ESSEX DOT       40                      49
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    42                      54
GEORGETOWN LAK  33                      43
GOVERNMENT HIL  46                      53
GREENOUGH HILL  46                      53
HAYS DOT        43                      40
HELMVILLE DOT   42                      50
HILLSIDE DOT    40                      49
HYSHAM HILLS    50                      53
INGOMAR DOT     46                      52
JUDITH GAP      44                      49
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       46                      55
LEWISTOWN DVD   42                      43
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        50                      49
LUFBOROUGH     164                      50
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   37                      44
MONARCH CANYON  42                      47
MONIDA PASS     42                      47
NINEMILE DOT    48                      43
NORRIS HILL     45                      47
PENDROY DOT     37                      45
RAYNOLDS PASS   39                      45
REDSTONE HILL   36                      41
REEDPOINT DOT   42                      53
ROGERS PASS     37                      47
ROSCOE HILL     47                      52
SACO DOT        42                      33
SIEBEN DOT      43
SIOUX PASS      39                      65
SWAN LAKE       42                      52
SWEENEY CREEK   46                      56
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     46                      55
TWO MEDICINE    45                      43
US2 STATELINE   39                      43
YAAK HILL       45                      53
YELLOWSTONE B   49                      25

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

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
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           19       30           7                29
BOZEMAN 12SE                   40          45                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     31    34       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      23    27       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     20    28       28          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         22       22          35                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         31       21          34                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       20          17                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    16    15       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR           17       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  12    19       38          31                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    30       34           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         24       29          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4           9                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                 22           22     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        70     55
ZORTMAN                           28     60
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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