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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST FRI DEC 19 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  27    27        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    36        36          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        33          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          30               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               37
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    31    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        36          39               41
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  25    26        28          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      28              31
SIDNEY 8SW      28              30
SIDNEY SCAN     28    29        32          35                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    33        34          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  26    28        30          34               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  30    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   27                      32
ALZADA DOT      22                      32
ARROW CREEK     28                      36
AVON NORTH      23                      23
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      32
BEAVER HILL     27                      31
BIDDLE DOT      25                      29
BIG HOLE PASS   25                      25
BOULDER PASS    24                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  29                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    25                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   27                      34
COMERSTOWN      21                      27
COW CREEK       25                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      34
DEARBORN        35                      38
DENTON DOT      23                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  33                      39
EKALAKA DOT     25                      32
ESSEX DOT       30                      27
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    24                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  25                      28
GEYSER DOT      28                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  24                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  27                      31
HAYS DOT        25                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   24                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    24                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    31                      36
INGOMAR DOT     26                      32
INVERNESS       21                       M
JUDITH GAP      24                      32
KARST DOT       25                      32
LAME DEER       26                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   23                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  28                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        21                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  22                      28
MCDONALDS DOT   20                      26
MONARCH CANYON  24                      30
MONIDA PASS     25                      32
NAVAHO DOT      18                      28
NINEMILE DOT    31                      32
NORRIS HILL     26                      28
PENDROY DOT     21                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS   26                      27
REEDPOINT DOT   22                      35
ROGERS PASS     28                      29
ROSCOE HILL     28                      29
SACO DOT        21                      38
SIEBEN DOT      27                      31
SIOUX PASS      23                      32
SWAN LAKE       31                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   23                      33
SWEET GRASS     22                      30
TROUT CREEK     33                      35
TWO MEDICINE    32                      32
US2 STATELINE   23                      29
YAAK HILL       35                      35
YELLOWSTONE B   31                      36

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               0     0
GLASGOW                0    12
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       16          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    27       21          34                38
COOKE CITY NR         22        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      10    14       23          25                28
JORDAN SCAN     17    26       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       21          25                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          26                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     8     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   25    26       28          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       16          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    29       37          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    17       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        15        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          11                25

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                 30           30     39          48

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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