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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU JUL 24 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           57        55          54               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          58        53          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        46          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     75    70        71          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     81    75        72          69
HAVRE SCAN      75    72        70          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     90    86        79          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        58          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          55               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    86    81        72          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           54        53          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   76    74        69          65               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          61        55          52               47
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      88              69
SIDNEY 8SW      78              70
SIDNEY SCAN     78    74        68          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  90    81        73          70               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  82    72        72          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      78        68          66               59
WEST YELLOWST S       62        54          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      56        53          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  110                      84
ALZADA DOT     102                      87
ARROW CREEK    111                      86
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL    103                      81
BIDDLE DOT     121                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   98                      98
BOULDER PASS   104                      84
BOWMANS CORNER  93                      80
BOZEMAN PASS   103                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN  111                      89
COMERSTOWN      96                      83
COW CREEK       89                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN        97                      81
DENTON DOT      95                      81
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 104                      84
EKALAKA DOT    130                      82
ESSEX DOT       74                      82
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    95                      84
GEORGETOWN LAK 106                      73
GEYSER DOT      80                      79
GOVERNMENT HIL 125                      87
GREENOUGH HILL 107                      84
HAYS DOT        98                      76
HELMVILLE DOT   98                      78
HILLSIDE DOT   102                      87
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     99                      85
INVERNESS       90                       M
JUDITH GAP     103                      84
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      118                      91
LEWISTOWN DVD   99                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE  89                      81
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       105                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   75                      84
MONARCH CANYON 103                      78
MONIDA PASS     95                      79
NAVAHO DOT      95                      80
NINEMILE DOT    31                      73
NORRIS HILL    118                      11
PENDROY DOT    100                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS  103                      84
REEDPOINT DOT  111                      83
ROGERS PASS     99                      76
ROSCOE HILL    107                      83
SACO DOT        96                      60
SIEBEN DOT      94                      83
SIOUX PASS      95                      80
SWAN LAKE       74                      78
SWEENEY CREEK  123                      91
SWEET GRASS     91                      35
TROUT CREEK     74                      80
TWO MEDICINE    86                      75
US2 STATELINE   98                      81
YAAK HILL       99                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  108                      26

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            1       11           6                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    9          39                42
CAMERON 15SW          14       40          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     24    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         21        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       6    11       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       26          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        6          32                20
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       18          21                10
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       21          47
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    19       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        17       31          45
NEIHART 12SE          34       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   7    16       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    16       18          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        8          15                27

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                200          200    102          47
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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