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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE APR 15 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  42    43        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     44    41        46          38               39
FISHTAIL                  150   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     43    43        42          42
HAVRE SCAN      46    43        41          39               38
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     50    47        43          40                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    44    43        38          38               37
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE           43        40
MOCCASIN SCAN   43    42        41          40               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      47              36
SIDNEY 8SW      50              41
SIDNEY SCAN     39    37        34          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  48    46        44          43               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  48    45        43          41               39
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      51   48
ZORTMAN                         47   43

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

ABERDEEN HILL   50                      51
ALZADA DOT      75                      45
ARROW CREEK     46                      50
AVON NORTH      53                      53
BEARSMOUTH DOT  65                      51
BEAVER HILL     61                      44
BIG HOLE PASS   42                      39
BOULDER PASS    66
BOWMANS CORNER  46                      49
BOZEMAN PASS    44                      46
BULL MOUNTAIN   48                      50
COMERSTOWN      45                      37
COW CREEK       62                      41
CRYSTAL CREEK   52                      49
DEARBORN        49                      51
DENTON DOT      53                      46
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  44                      50
EKALAKA DOT     59                      41
ESSEX DOT       47                      47
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    58                      50
GEORGETOWN LAK  51                      40
GOVERNMENT HIL  62                      47
GREENOUGH HILL   M                       M
HAYS DOT        55                      35
HELMVILLE DOT   44                      47
HILLSIDE DOT    60                      43
HYSHAM HILLS    54                      50
INGOMAR DOT     55                      48
JUDITH GAP      47                      46
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       58                      49
LEWISTOWN DVD   48                      39
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        61                      46
LUFBOROUGH     149                      45
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   53                      40
MONARCH CANYON  37                      42
MONIDA PASS     37                      42
NINEMILE DOT    53                      40
NORRIS HILL     45                      47
PENDROY DOT     44                      40
RAYNOLDS PASS   48                      41
REDSTONE HILL   50                      38
REEDPOINT DOT   49                      48
ROGERS PASS     52                      48
ROSCOE HILL     42                      45
SACO DOT        63                      33
SIEBEN DOT      48
SIOUX PASS      59                      62
SWAN LAKE       46                      47
SWEENEY CREEK   65                      51
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     60                      53
TWO MEDICINE    51                      41
US2 STATELINE   54                      38
YAAK HILL       53                      53
YELLOWSTONE B   48                      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           18       30           6                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                47
CAMERON 15SW          17       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     30    33       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          6        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      25    30       36          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     23    30       27          19                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        5          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         24       17          20                12
LINCOLN 11SE          23       18          16                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       17          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR           16        9           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    28       31          20                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          30       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  14    21       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         22       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        6          10                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                    32            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           21     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           40                        42
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        66     52
ZORTMAN                           26     56
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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