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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT AUG 23 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        52          52               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  64    66        68          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          44        48          50               48
COOKE CITY NR         46        45          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     52    57        61          63               64
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     57    61        62          66
HAVRE SCAN      62    63        65          65               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     62    65        67          69                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        52          47               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56                M
LINCOLN 11SE          47        49          50
LINDSAY SCAN    65    66        67          67               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          49                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           48        50          49               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   57    60        63          65               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        46          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          50        52          52               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      64              66
SIDNEY 8SW      68              69
SIDNEY SCAN     65    65        66          65                M
THREE FKS SCAN  59    61        64          67               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  57    61        63          67               65
WEST YELLOWSTONE      57        59          60               59
WEST YELLOWST S       49        50          50               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      49        50          49               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   61                      70
ALZADA DOT      65                      80
ARROW CREEK     61                      77
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  58                      74
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      66                      75
BIG HOLE PASS   49                      49
BOULDER PASS    46                      65
BOWMANS CORNER  47                      66
BOZEMAN PASS    51                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN   59                      71
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       59                      75
CRYSTAL CREEK   52                      69
DEARBORN        53                      74
DENTON DOT      56                      72
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  54                      71
EKALAKA DOT     64                      78
ESSEX DOT       53                      71
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    54                      73
GEORGETOWN LAK  50                      64
GEYSER DOT      52                      70
GOVERNMENT HIL  63                      76
GREENOUGH HILL  57                      75
HAYS DOT        54                      72
HELMVILLE DOT   55                      73
HILLSIDE DOT    62                      74
HYSHAM HILLS    64                      79
INGOMAR DOT     62                      76
INVERNESS       53                       M
JUDITH GAP      53                      65
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       62                      73
LEWISTOWN DVD   55                      69
LINDSAY DIVIDE  59                      74
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        61                      81
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   56                      68
MONARCH CANYON  48                      60
MONIDA PASS     50                      65
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    55                      64
NORRIS HILL     50                      52
PENDROY DOT     46                      63
RAYNOLDS PASS   50                      59
REEDPOINT DOT   56                      75
ROGERS PASS     47                      58
ROSCOE HILL     55                      69
SACO DOT        59                      63
SIEBEN DOT      49                      75
SIOUX PASS      59                      75
SWAN LAKE       59                      72
SWEENEY CREEK   67                      79
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     58                      77
TWO MEDICINE    42                      56
US2 STATELINE   59                      76
YAAK HILL       60                      76
YELLOWSTONE B   60                      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        6           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    7          41                37
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     44    37       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         18        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      20    22       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     42    38       30          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         18        7          26                18
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       18          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    22    19       10           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          49
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   36    34       19          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    29       34          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    19       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         7        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         23       24          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        4          16                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    200          68
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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