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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI SEP 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           51        49          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  57    59        57          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          47               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          47        45          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     56    58        62          57               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     58    60        61          61
HAVRE SCAN      58    59        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     58    59        59          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        50          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         50        54          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          48        48          47
LINDSAY SCAN    59    59        58          57               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           51        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   56    58        59          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        44        43          41               40
NEIHART 12SE          47        47          45               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      59              57
SIDNEY 8SW      59              57
SIDNEY SCAN     58    58        57          56                M
THREE FKS SCAN  56    57        58          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  56    58        59          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        56          53               54
WEST YELLOWST S       51        50          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      47        47          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   58                      67
ALZADA DOT      60                      71
ARROW CREEK     57                      70
AVON NORTH      58                      58
BEARSMOUTH DOT  64                      69
BEAVER HILL     61                      67
BIDDLE DOT      61                      72
BIG HOLE PASS   46                      46
BOULDER PASS    54                      63
BOWMANS CORNER  59                      68
BOZEMAN PASS    49                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      57                      66
COW CREEK       56                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK   57                      66
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      59                      67
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  56                      67
EKALAKA DOT     58                      68
ESSEX DOT       57                      65
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    60                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  55                      61
GEYSER DOT      58                      65
GOVERNMENT HIL  61                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  62                      70
HAYS DOT        89                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   61                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    58                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    60                      70
INGOMAR DOT     60                      70
INVERNESS       57                       M
JUDITH GAP      54                      63
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       59                      69
LEWISTOWN DVD   54                      65
LINDSAY DIVIDE  59                      66
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        61                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   57                      65
MONARCH CANYON  43                      62
MONIDA PASS     55                      64
NAVAHO DOT      57                      65
NINEMILE DOT    66                      61
NORRIS HILL     51                      54
PENDROY DOT     56                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS   47                      59
REEDPOINT DOT   53                      69
ROGERS PASS     59                      65
ROSCOE HILL     54                      64
SACO DOT        58                      55
SIEBEN DOT      62                      67
SIOUX PASS      59                      66
SWAN LAKE       60                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   62                      71
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     66                      71
TWO MEDICINE    56                      63
US2 STATELINE   60                      67
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   57                      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        7           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          25       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    33       34          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         34        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               31
HAVRE SCAN      16    22       31          30                24
JORDAN SCAN     23    32       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         25       16          35                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       12          19                17
LINCOLN 11SE          12        9          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    11    12       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    26       30          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       32          41
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    25       39          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  18    27       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        16        8           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        8          13                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                 44           38     30          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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