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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST TUE MAR 3 2015


... 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        34          35         35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    30    31        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34         35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32         34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33          M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    29        30          32         36
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    23              24
GREAT FALLS   3776    31    32        33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    29    28        29          34         36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    25    26        27          32          M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28         34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34         35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    23    25        26          31         34
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          34          M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    33
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          35         35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32        33          36         37
MOUNT LOCKHRT 6400          33        33          34         34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33         33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    23              24
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    23              25
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    23    23        24          29          M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        31          35         38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    31    28        28          33         36
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          32        32          33         34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34         35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        32          32         34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    17                      30
ALZADA DOT    4327    24                      30
ARROW CREEK   3701    46                      42
AVON NORTH    5085    34                      34
BEARSMOUTH    3901    41                      33
BEAVER HILL   2799    19                      25
BIDDLE DOT            28                      32
BIG HOLE PASS         25                      25
BOULDER PASS          34                      27
BOWMANS CORNER        32                      30
BOZEMAN PASS          32                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN         29                      32
COMERSTOWN            12                      18
COW CREEK             18                      26
CRYSTAL CREEK         27                      32
DEARBORN              33                      35
DENTON DOT            30                      32
DICKEY LAKE            M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON        30                      34
EKALAKA DOT           21                      28
ESSEX DOT       22                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    33                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  27                      28
GEYSER DOT      28                      29
GOVERNMENT HIL  25                      30
GREENOUGH HILL  35                      31
HAYS DOT        36                      28
HELMVILLE DOT   39                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    22                      29
HYSHAM HILLS    30                      33
INGOMAR DOT     23                      31
INVERNESS       27                       M
JUDITH GAP      27                      27
KARST DOT       30                      30
LAME DEER       22                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD   11                      25
LINDSAY DIVIDE  18                      27
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        30                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  19                      22
MCDONALDS DOT   17                      20
MONARCH CANYON  34                      29
MONIDA PASS     28                      28
NAVAHO DOT      11                      20
NINEMILE DOT    30                      32
NORRIS HILL     29                      31
PENDROY DOT     27                      26
RAYNOLDS PASS   33                      26
REEDPOINT DOT   35                      35
ROGERS PASS     27                      27
ROSCOE HILL     28                      25
SACO DOT        25                      34
SIEBEN DOT      32                      26
SIOUX PASS      17                      25
SWAN LAKE       34                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   29                      32
SWEET GRASS     29                      25
TROUT CREEK     39                      34
TWO MEDICINE    24                      28
US2 STATELINE   16                      22
YAAK HILL       55                      54
YELLOWSTONE B   31                      33

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                0    35
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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       29           7                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    21       19          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       9    12       22          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     12    16       22          25                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          7        7          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          21       21          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     6     6        9           6                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           11        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   15    24       30          22                13
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      9    10       15          14                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  11    18       30          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  14    20       20           6                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        4           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       0        4          11                24

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                 35           30     26          32
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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