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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED AUG 27 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           55        50          50               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  57    60        61          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          50        47          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         46        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     77    68        68          59               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     76    69        66          63
HAVRE SCAN      74    68        63          61               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                48        48
JORDAN SCAN     72    69        64          63                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        49          45               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        50          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          52        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN    72    70        63          62               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           52        50          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   72    67        61          60               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        44          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          50        47          49               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      70              60
SIDNEY 8SW      65              61
SIDNEY SCAN     68    65        61          61                M
THREE FKS SCAN  81    74        64          63               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  77    69        65          63               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      62        54          57               57
WEST YELLOWST S       54        47          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      48        46          45               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   84                      71
ALZADA DOT      80                      76
ARROW CREEK    103                      74
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT 104                      75
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      86                      88
BIG HOLE PASS   93                      93
BOULDER PASS   101                      73
BOWMANS CORNER  99                      73
BOZEMAN PASS   100                      72
BULL MOUNTAIN  105                      77
COMERSTOWN      92                      72
COW CREEK       95                      71
CRYSTAL CREEK   82                      73
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT     101                      70
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  97                      73
EKALAKA DOT     80                      71
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    98                      76
GEORGETOWN LAK  98                      66
GEYSER DOT      95                      68
GOVERNMENT HIL  97                      73
GREENOUGH HILL 106                      76
HAYS DOT       105                      66
HELMVILLE DOT  103                      73
HILLSIDE DOT    90                      74
HYSHAM HILLS    96                      73
INGOMAR DOT    103                      72
INVERNESS       99                       M
JUDITH GAP     100                      73
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      102                      75
LEWISTOWN DVD   84                      67
LINDSAY DIVIDE  98                      69
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       108                      75
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   95                      69
MONARCH CANYON  94                      65
MONIDA PASS     94                      67
NAVAHO DOT      92                      68
NINEMILE DOT    31                      65
NORRIS HILL     74                      66
PENDROY DOT    100                      67
RAYNOLDS PASS   89                      70
REEDPOINT DOT  102                      73
ROGERS PASS     87                      77
ROSCOE HILL    100                      72
SACO DOT       110                      59
SIEBEN DOT      99                      71
SIOUX PASS      90                      68
SWAN LAKE      105                      74
SWEENEY CREEK  102                      77
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK    107                      77
TWO MEDICINE    90                      75
US2 STATELINE   91                      70
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   96                      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        8           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   20          42                57
CAMERON 15SW          22       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    36       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         27        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               33
HAVRE SCAN      26    31       37          34                 M
JORDAN SCAN     32    36       40          43                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          28                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       20          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    17       18          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    6
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    31       35          27                20
MOUNT LOCKHART        15       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     28    30       32          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    32       41          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  30    36       36           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        2           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       5       13          17                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                 12           17     13          19
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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