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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED SEP 17 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           53        48          48               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  55    56        56          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          47               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          46        43          42               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        42          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    63        64          55               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                43
GREAT FALLS     70    65        62          60
HAVRE SCAN      68    63        58          57               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     64    62        59          57                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        47          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        54          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          53        46          46
LINDSAY SCAN    65    62        56          56               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          45                M
MANY GLACIER                    48
MAXVILLE NR           53        50          47               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    63        58          57               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        42        41          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          48        44          45               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      71              55
SIDNEY 8SW      60              55
SIDNEY SCAN     59    57        54          55                M
THREE FKS SCAN  73    67        57          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  74    64        60          56               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      57        52          53               53
WEST YELLOWST S       54        47          47               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      47        45          43               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   89                      68
ALZADA DOT      83                      68
ARROW CREEK     90                      70
AVON NORTH      80                      80
BEARSMOUTH DOT  84                      69
BEAVER HILL     78                      67
BIDDLE DOT      93                      85
BIG HOLE PASS   79                      79
BOULDER PASS    77                      68
BOWMANS CORNER  80                      67
BOZEMAN PASS    84                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   94                      60
COMERSTOWN      77                      66
COW CREEK       81                      65
CRYSTAL CREEK   74                      65
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      84                      66
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  88                      69
EKALAKA DOT     80                      65
ESSEX DOT       80                      64
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    80                      70
GEORGETOWN LAK  74                      61
GEYSER DOT      82                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  84                      68
GREENOUGH HILL  87                      69
HAYS DOT        94                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   87                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    83                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    89                      68
INGOMAR DOT     91                      68
INVERNESS       90                       M
JUDITH GAP      83                      68
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       87                      73
LEWISTOWN DVD   80                      63
LINDSAY DIVIDE  78                      63
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        91                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   80                      65
MONARCH CANYON  80                      63
MONIDA PASS     79                      64
NAVAHO DOT      78                      63
NINEMILE DOT    87                      60
NORRIS HILL     82                      81
PENDROY DOT     85                      63
RAYNOLDS PASS   82                      68
REEDPOINT DOT   86                      68
ROGERS PASS     80                      71
ROSCOE HILL     71                      67
SACO DOT        84                      55
SIEBEN DOT      86                      65
SIOUX PASS      77                      64
SWAN LAKE       84                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   93                      72
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     89                      69
TWO MEDICINE    87                      70
US2 STATELINE   78                      65
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   91                      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     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            0        6           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          21       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     28    34       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         26        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               26
HAVRE SCAN      18    23       31          30                 0
JORDAN SCAN     25    33       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       16          34                25
LAKEVIEW 18NW         19       12          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13       10          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   21    28       30          23                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    17       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  19    26       39          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    28       27           8                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        9          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                 40           38     31          33
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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