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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT SEP 20 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           51        47          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          44        43          44               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        43          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    62        64          57               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                44
GREAT FALLS     69    65        63          61
HAVRE SCAN      68    63        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     63    62        60          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         47        48          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        46          47
LINDSAY SCAN    65    64        59          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           52        50          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   63    61        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        43          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          45        44          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      69              58
SIDNEY 8SW      61              58
SIDNEY SCAN     61    60        57          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  75    68        58          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  75    65        61          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        52          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       53        46          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      46        45          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   78                      69
ALZADA DOT      78                      71
ARROW CREEK     84                      70
AVON NORTH      87                      87
BEARSMOUTH DOT  93                      70
BEAVER HILL     75                      71
BIDDLE DOT      83                      82
BIG HOLE PASS   80                      80
BOULDER PASS    87                      66
BOWMANS CORNER  85                      68
BOZEMAN PASS    90                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      69                      66
COW CREEK       75                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK   68                      66
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      83                      66
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  87                      69
EKALAKA DOT     75                      68
ESSEX DOT       71                      88
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    86                      70
GEORGETOWN LAK  87                      61
GEYSER DOT      81                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  79                      70
GREENOUGH HILL  93                      69
HAYS DOT        58                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   90                      66
HILLSIDE DOT    77                      70
HYSHAM HILLS    84                      69
INGOMAR DOT     84                      69
INVERNESS       86                       M
JUDITH GAP      82                      66
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       85                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   72                      63
LINDSAY DIVIDE  75                      66
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        86                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      68
MONARCH CANYON  91                      64
MONIDA PASS     83                      63
NAVAHO DOT      58                      66
NINEMILE DOT    86                      61
NORRIS HILL     83                      82
PENDROY DOT     85                      63
RAYNOLDS PASS   86                      69
REEDPOINT DOT   86                      69
ROGERS PASS     76                      73
ROSCOE HILL     80                      66
SACO DOT        93                      56
SIEBEN DOT      89                      67
SIOUX PASS      72                      67
SWAN LAKE       87                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   87                      73
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     91                      70
TWO MEDICINE    79                      69
US2 STATELINE   63                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   83                      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        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     23    33       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         32        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               28
HAVRE SCAN      15    20       30          30                 3
JORDAN SCAN     22    31       36          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       16          36                31
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       12          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13        9          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10    11       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    26       29          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       30          42
NEIHART 12SE          36       35          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       21          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  16    24       39          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  17    26       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        11        4           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          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                 47           42     32          33
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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