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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST FRI NOV 21 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        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    30        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          37               40
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    30        32          32               34
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    31        32          33               42
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     37    38        38          39
HAVRE SCAN      33    34        35          40               44
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     33    34        35          39                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               39
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        33          30               38
LAKEVIEW 15NW         31        33          35               39
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          36               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        33          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        36          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        36          40               44
MOUNT LOCKHART        32        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    30        30          35               43
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      32              33
SIDNEY SCAN     36    45        43          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        35          40               46
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    30        30          34               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               39
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          36               38
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          33               36

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

ABERDEEN HILL   38                      32
ALZADA DOT      33                      31
ARROW CREEK     40                      37
AVON NORTH      35                      35
BEARSMOUTH DOT  34                      30
BEAVER HILL     34                      30
BIDDLE DOT      37                      38
BIG HOLE PASS   31                      31
BOULDER PASS    35                      31
BOWMANS CORNER  38                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    35                      31
BULL MOUNTAIN   41                      32
COMERSTOWN      32                      28
COW CREEK       30                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      30
DEARBORN        46                      36
DENTON DOT      36                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  44                      39
EKALAKA DOT     34                      30
ESSEX DOT       31                      28
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    34                      30
GEORGETOWN LAK  30                      31
GEYSER DOT      39                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  35                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  33                      30
HAYS DOT        36                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   35                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    33                      31
HYSHAM HILLS    41                      35
INGOMAR DOT     37                      31
INVERNESS       35                       M
JUDITH GAP      35                      31
KARST DOT       34                      31
LAME DEER       36                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   31                      29
LINDSAY DIVIDE  35                      30
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        39                      41
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  34                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   30                      28
MONARCH CANYON  30                      28
MONIDA PASS     32                      31
NAVAHO DOT      30                      28
NINEMILE DOT    35                      31
NORRIS HILL     35                      36
PENDROY DOT     35                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS   31                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   43                      37
ROGERS PASS     33                      30
ROSCOE HILL     35                      50
SACO DOT        37                      42
SIEBEN DOT      41                      30
SIOUX PASS      32                      31
SWAN LAKE       33                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   39                      33
SWEET GRASS     34                      31
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    34                      32
US2 STATELINE   31                      28
YAAK HILL       32                      32
YELLOWSTONE B   41                      35

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     5
GLASGOW                0    11
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       22           7                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9       10           9                11
CAMERON 15SW          20       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         18        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      18    15       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     24    20       28          28                16
LAKESIDE 6SW           2       11          24                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8       13          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       17          19                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    12     7       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            1        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    22       26          18                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       35          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     13    11       16          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  12    23       34          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    15       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    12        9          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       24          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       0        3          14                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                 99           46     44          51

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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