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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT DEC 20 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           34        34          36               37
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  28    28        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               38
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    36        36          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          36               39
HELENA                41        41
JORDAN SCAN     31    32        32          35                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               36
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    31    32        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        36          39               41
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               35
POPLAR 13NE CR  25    26        27          31               36
SIDNEY 6NW      28              31
SIDNEY 8SW      27              30
SIDNEY SCAN     27    28        31          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    33        34          38               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  26    28        28          33               38
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    32        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        33          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

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

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               0     0
GLASGOW                0    12
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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           20       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                40
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 8
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    26       22          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         21        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      11    14       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     15    24       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          20       20          26                27
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          35                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         25       15          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 5
LINDSAY SCAN     9     9       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            5        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    26       28          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10       10          15                12
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    30       37          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    17       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    15       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          12                25

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
GREAT FALLS                 30           30     39          48

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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