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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT JAN 31 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
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               36
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    35        36          37
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    31        31          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      30              32
SIDNEY 8SW      31              32
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          34               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      33
ALZADA DOT      25                      32
ARROW CREEK     23                      38
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  37                      32
BEAVER HILL     16                      31
BIDDLE DOT      32                      36
BIG HOLE PASS   30                      29
BOULDER PASS    17                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  24                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    30                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   24                      35
COMERSTOWN       9                      28
COW CREEK       16                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   33                      31
DEARBORN        28                      40
DENTON DOT      21                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  34                      40
EKALAKA DOT     24                      32
ESSEX DOT       22                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    28                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  34                      30
GEYSER DOT      16                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  21                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  28                      31
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   31                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    19                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    24                      37
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       17                       M
JUDITH GAP      18                      32
KARST DOT       33                      30
LAME DEER       26                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   18                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  15                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        28                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  19                      29
MCDONALDS DOT   13                      30
MONARCH CANYON  32                      28
MONIDA PASS     18                      32
NAVAHO DOT      12                      30
NINEMILE DOT    33                      29
NORRIS HILL     28                      33
PENDROY DOT     18                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   27                      28
REEDPOINT DOT   29                      36
ROGERS PASS     20                      29
ROSCOE HILL     28                      25
SACO DOT        18                      35
SIEBEN DOT      24                      32
SIOUX PASS      14                      39
SWAN LAKE       32                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   24                      33
SWEET GRASS     17                      32
TROUT CREEK     35                      32
TWO MEDICINE    19                      31
US2 STATELINE   13                      30
YAAK HILL       44                      44
YELLOWSTONE B   27                      39

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                3    34
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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    31       31          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    25       27          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     13    19       24          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       17          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    11    18       17           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR           10        4           0                10
MOCCASIN SCAN   16    28       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    29       32          38                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    32       33           6                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          10                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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 18           19     15          23
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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