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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED OCT 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           43        46          47               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  53    56        56          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    47          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          40        42          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         41        42          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     50    53        56          56               58
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                42
GREAT FALLS     51    55        56          58
HAVRE SCAN      54    56        57          58               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     54    56        57          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         44        46          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         42        46          49               50
LINCOLN 11SE          41        44          46
LINDSAY SCAN    54    55        57          58               57
LOOKOUT PASS           M        46          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    49
MAXVILLE NR           41        45          46               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   49    51        54          56               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        42        42          42               41
NEIHART 12SE          40        44          45               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      55              57
SIDNEY 8SW      56              56
SIDNEY SCAN     56    56        56          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  48    51        53          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  48    53        55          58               58
WEST YELLOWSTONE      48        50          52               54
WEST YELLOWST S       39        42          46               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      41        43          43               44
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   47                      60
ALZADA DOT      49                      62
ARROW CREEK     46                      64
AVON NORTH      46                      46
BEARSMOUTH DOT  50                      64
BEAVER HILL     52                      58
BIDDLE DOT      55                      60
BIG HOLE PASS   38                      38
BOULDER PASS    44                      55
BOWMANS CORNER  46                      61
BOZEMAN PASS    40                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   45                      59
COMERSTOWN      50                      56
COW CREEK       51                      62
CRYSTAL CREEK   41                      60
DEARBORN        55                      71
DENTON DOT      46                      61
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  43                      60
EKALAKA DOT     50                      60
ESSEX DOT       45                      59
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    44                      62
GEORGETOWN LAK  40                      52
GEYSER DOT      51                      60
GOVERNMENT HIL  49                      62
GREENOUGH HILL  45                      60
HAYS DOT        72                      59
HELMVILLE DOT   49                      62
HILLSIDE DOT    49                      60
HYSHAM HILLS    50                      65
INGOMAR DOT     46                      62
INVERNESS       42                       M
JUDITH GAP      45                      55
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       49                      61
LEWISTOWN DVD   44                      57
LINDSAY DIVIDE  48                      61
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        50                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  38                      53
MCDONALDS DOT   51                      56
MONARCH CANYON  34                      52
MONIDA PASS     44                      57
NAVAHO DOT      50                      58
NINEMILE DOT    49                      52
NORRIS HILL     41                      42
PENDROY DOT     40                      58
RAYNOLDS PASS   37                      48
REEDPOINT DOT   48                      64
ROGERS PASS     41                      50
ROSCOE HILL     43                      58
SACO DOT        53                      56
SIEBEN DOT      48                      62
SIOUX PASS      52                      61
SWAN LAKE       49                      60
SWEENEY CREEK   53                      65
SWEET GRASS     41                      58
TROUT CREEK     50                      64
TWO MEDICINE    33                      51
US2 STATELINE   52                      61
YAAK HILL       51                      51
YELLOWSTONE B   52                      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        5           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   20          44                41
CAMERON 15SW          32       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     13    27       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         33        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       9    14       26          29                13
JORDAN SCAN     14    26       34          35                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       19          37                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       20          25                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14        8          14                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    16     8       12          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    30       33          20                14
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          42
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          32                36
SIDNEY SCAN     13    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    32       41          43                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    19       22           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        22       14           6                 0
WEST YELLOW S         25       28          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          18                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                 80           42     34          36
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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