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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015


... 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        34          35               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     30    30        31          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        29              26
GREAT FALLS     31    33        33          34
HAVRE SCAN      30    30        30          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    29        28          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    29    29        27          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    33
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    32        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      31              26
SIDNEY 8SW      27              24
SIDNEY SCAN     26    25        24          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    32        32          35               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    30        30          33               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   41                      30
ALZADA DOT      38                      29
ARROW CREEK     55                      33
AVON NORTH      30                      29
BEARSMOUTH DOT  33                      33
BEAVER HILL     38                      28
BIDDLE DOT      43                      39
BIG HOLE PASS   38                      38
BOULDER PASS    25                      30
BOWMANS CORNER  24                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    45                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN   41                      32
COMERSTOWN      25                      22
COW CREEK       33                      26
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      32
DEARBORN        32                      36
DENTON DOT      28                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  44                      34
EKALAKA DOT     36                      27
ESSEX DOT       23                      22
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  32                      29
GEYSER DOT      27                      31
GOVERNMENT HIL  38                      29
GREENOUGH HILL  29                      32
HAYS DOT        31                      28
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    35                      30
HYSHAM HILLS    42                      33
INGOMAR DOT     35                      31
INVERNESS       27                       M
JUDITH GAP      26                      30
KARST DOT       34                      29
LAME DEER       40                      30
LEWISTOWN DVD   27                      26
LINDSAY DIVIDE  34                      27
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        33                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  23                      25
MCDONALDS DOT   26                      23
MONARCH CANYON  44                      28
MONIDA PASS     25                      30
NAVAHO DOT      22                      22
NINEMILE DOT    33                      32
NORRIS HILL     40                      42
PENDROY DOT     24                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS   41                      29
REEDPOINT DOT   44                      34
ROGERS PASS     22                      26
ROSCOE HILL     39                      25
SACO DOT        29                      34
SIEBEN DOT      26                      26
SIOUX PASS      33                      24
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   43                      32
SWEET GRASS     27                      28
TROUT CREEK     36                      35
TWO MEDICINE    23                      28
US2 STATELINE   29                      22
YAAK HILL       45                      44
YELLOWSTONE B   44                      33

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                0    35
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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           21       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          34                36
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      10    12       23          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     14    17       22          26                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        8          33                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          21       21          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     8     6        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           11        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   16    27       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      9    10       15          14                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    18       31          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    22       21           6                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         9        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          11                24

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
GREAT FALLS                 34           29     25          32
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
.END




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