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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU JUL 31 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           60        57          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  69    70        71          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        53          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        47          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    73        77          68               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     69    74        74          72
HAVRE SCAN      72    74        73          66               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     74    78        79          73                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         59        59          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58         M          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN    70    72        72          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    55
MAXVILLE NR           55        55          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    70        70          66               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          57        58          52               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      70              69
SIDNEY 8SW      74              70
SIDNEY SCAN     69    69        68          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    71        72          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN  71    78        78          71               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      70        71          65               60
WEST YELLOWST S       56        55          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        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   64                      81
ALZADA DOT      63                      86
ARROW CREEK     68                      88
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT   M                       M
BEAVER HILL     91                      78
BIDDLE DOT      66                      83
BIG HOLE PASS   54                      54
BOULDER PASS    61                      83
BOWMANS CORNER  65                      85
BOZEMAN PASS    60                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN   70                      87
COMERSTOWN      65                      82
COW CREEK       69                      87
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN        65                      86
DENTON DOT      68                      85
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  63                      85
EKALAKA DOT     65                      83
ESSEX DOT       64                      82
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    63                      87
GEORGETOWN LAK  56                      75
GEYSER DOT      64                      82
GOVERNMENT HIL  68                      87
GREENOUGH HILL  65                      86
HAYS DOT        70                      80
HELMVILLE DOT   64                      84
HILLSIDE DOT    67                      87
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     72                      87
INVERNESS       68                       M
JUDITH GAP      67                      83
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       68                      89
LEWISTOWN DVD   70                      82
LINDSAY DIVIDE  66                      84
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        72                      80
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   69                      83
MONARCH CANYON  47                      74
MONIDA PASS     63                      82
NAVAHO DOT     125                      75
NINEMILE DOT    31                      88
NORRIS HILL     61                      66
PENDROY DOT     64                      81
RAYNOLDS PASS   57                      74
REEDPOINT DOT   62                      85
ROGERS PASS     63                      78
ROSCOE HILL     64                      82
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT      64                      87
SIOUX PASS      68                      83
SWAN LAKE       65                      84
SWEENEY CREEK   68                      90
SWEET GRASS     67                      35
TROUT CREEK     68                      89
TWO MEDICINE    59                      77
US2 STATELINE   66                      83
YAAK HILL       70                      87
YELLOWSTONE B   64                      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       10           4                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    6          31                41
CAMERON 15SW           9       35          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     13    23       32          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         16        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN       5    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      6    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          29                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       14          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     5     6        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       14          47
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                12
MOCCASIN SCAN   12    20       21          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       29          45
NEIHART 12SE          25       34          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   5    14       39          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   6    18       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         15       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        7          14                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                200          200    110          57
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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