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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON SEP 1 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           50        48          50               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  60    61        65          64
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        47          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         44        43          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    65        66          61               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     71    67        65          64
HAVRE SCAN      67    65        63          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        48
JORDAN SCAN     69    68        65          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        50          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         56        51          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          47        46          49
LINDSAY SCAN    67    66        63          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           49        48          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    64        60          61               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        45        44          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          47        47          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      67              62
SIDNEY 8SW      69              64
SIDNEY SCAN     65    64        62          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  75    69        62          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  72    65        63          63               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      56        53          56               56
WEST YELLOWST S       50        44          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        45          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   79                      68
ALZADA DOT      80                      72
ARROW CREEK     88                      74
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  93                      74
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      84                      78
BIG HOLE PASS   82                      82
BOULDER PASS    87                      69
BOWMANS CORNER  85                      72
BOZEMAN PASS    89                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   88                      74
COMERSTOWN      82                      70
COW CREEK       83                      72
CRYSTAL CREEK   73                      69
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      80                      71
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  86                      71
EKALAKA DOT     75                      70
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    86                      74
GEORGETOWN LAK  86                      65
GEYSER DOT      77                      67
GOVERNMENT HIL  85                      73
GREENOUGH HILL  93                      72
HAYS DOT        81                      68
HELMVILLE DOT   88                      70
HILLSIDE DOT    83                      75
HYSHAM HILLS    87                      75
INGOMAR DOT     88                      74
INVERNESS       81                       M
JUDITH GAP      87                      69
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       88                      73
LEWISTOWN DVD   75                      67
LINDSAY DIVIDE  83                      70
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        91                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   72                      68
MONARCH CANYON  78                      62
MONIDA PASS     79                      65
NAVAHO DOT      78                      68
NINEMILE DOT    92                      64
NORRIS HILL     87                      84
PENDROY DOT     83                      67
RAYNOLDS PASS   84                      67
REEDPOINT DOT   89                      73
ROGERS PASS     72                      73
ROSCOE HILL     83                      68
SACO DOT        86                      59
SIEBEN DOT      86                      72
SIOUX PASS      79                      70
SWAN LAKE       82                      70
SWEENEY CREEK   90                      77
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     87                      74
TWO MEDICINE    75                      67
US2 STATELINE   73                      70
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   86                      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        7           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     23    32       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         32        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               28
HAVRE SCAN      20    25       35          32                28
JORDAN SCAN     30    36       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       19          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       19          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14       17          17                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    17       16          11                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    29       33          26                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     24    27       30          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    33       41          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    32       33           9                 6
WEST YELLOWSTO        18        6           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         24       27          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       11          16                27

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                 23           24     18          23
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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