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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON JUL 28 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           59        55          52               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    69        71          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        52          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         48        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     66    70        73          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     67    72        72          71
HAVRE SCAN      67    69        69          64               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     70    74        75          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        60          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          53        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN    64    67        69          66               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           55        54          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   64    67        69          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          57        57          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      63              67
SIDNEY 8SW      67              68
SIDNEY SCAN     65    66        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    71        73          70               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  67    74        74          69               63
WEST YELLOWSTONE      73        73          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       59        56          50               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      52        52          48               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   62                      81
ALZADA DOT      62                      85
ARROW CREEK     64                      87
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL     61                      79
BIDDLE DOT      68                      84
BIG HOLE PASS   59                      59
BOULDER PASS    64                      80
BOWMANS CORNER  66                      83
BOZEMAN PASS    61                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN   66                      85
COMERSTOWN      61                      75
COW CREEK       63                      82
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN        66                      84
DENTON DOT      65                      81
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  61                      84
EKALAKA DOT     61                      82
ESSEX DOT       58                      77
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    62                      86
GEORGETOWN LAK  59                      76
GEYSER DOT      68                      80
GOVERNMENT HIL  66                      85
GREENOUGH HILL  66                      85
HAYS DOT        63                      76
HELMVILLE DOT   63                      81
HILLSIDE DOT    62                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     67                      85
INVERNESS       63                       M
JUDITH GAP      62                      80
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       67                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   64                      79
LINDSAY DIVIDE  60                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        70                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   60                      76
MONARCH CANYON  77                      82
MONIDA PASS     70                      81
NAVAHO DOT      61                      76
NINEMILE DOT    31                      76
NORRIS HILL     65                      69
PENDROY DOT    100                      74
RAYNOLDS PASS   62                      78
REEDPOINT DOT   60                      84
ROGERS PASS     63                      77
ROSCOE HILL     63                      83
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT      64                      82
SIOUX PASS      60                      79
SWAN LAKE       64                      81
SWEENEY CREEK   66                      89
SWEET GRASS     65                      35
TROUT CREEK     68                      85
TWO MEDICINE    56                      74
US2 STATELINE   62                      78
YAAK HILL       69                      82
YELLOWSTONE B   62                      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            1       11           5                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    7          35                41
CAMERON 15SW          11       38          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     15    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         18        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       7    12       23          20                26
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        5          30                17
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       16          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        9           7                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       18          46
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                13
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    21       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       30          44
NEIHART 12SE          29       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   4    15       40          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   7    18       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         16       21          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        8          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                200          200    105          52
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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