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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SUN JAN 25 2015


... 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           33        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  29    31        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          34               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    30        29          30               29
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     37    32        34          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     42    40        39          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        32          34               37
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        31          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        31          32               34
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    32        32          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    29        28          27               30
SIDNEY 6NW      33              32
SIDNEY 8SW      32              31
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        31          31               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   46                      34
ALZADA DOT      39                      32
ARROW CREEK     49                      35
AVON NORTH      44                      43
BEARSMOUTH DOT  43                      32
BEAVER HILL     39                      32
BIDDLE DOT      44                      41
BIG HOLE PASS   38                      36
BOULDER PASS    40                      35
BOWMANS CORNER  49                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    41                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN   49                      35
COMERSTOWN      33                      31
COW CREEK       38                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   35                      30
DEARBORN        59                      39
DENTON DOT      43                      31
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  50                      40
EKALAKA DOT     37                      31
ESSEX DOT       39                      30
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    42                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  36                      31
GEYSER DOT      49                      34
GOVERNMENT HIL  41                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  40                      32
HAYS DOT        47                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   44                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    42                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    51                      32
INGOMAR DOT     47                      30
INVERNESS       43                       M
JUDITH GAP      46                      35
KARST DOT       33                      30
LAME DEER       44                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   39                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  41                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        47                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  41                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   36                      30
MONARCH CANYON  34                      26
MONIDA PASS     42                      32
NAVAHO DOT      34                      30
NINEMILE DOT    41                      32
NORRIS HILL     36                      34
PENDROY DOT     44                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      27
REEDPOINT DOT   55                      33
ROGERS PASS     42                      36
ROSCOE HILL     50                      36
SACO DOT        43                      35
SIEBEN DOT      50                      32
SIOUX PASS      36                      37
SWAN LAKE       38                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   50                      33
SWEET GRASS     46                      32
TROUT CREEK     40                      32
TWO MEDICINE    36                      31
US2 STATELINE   34                      30
YAAK HILL       46                      46
YELLOWSTONE B   57                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                0    40
GREAT FALLS            0    11

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           22       30           8                14
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          38                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        8           7                 7
CAMERON 15SW          17       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     44    25       26          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      11    14       23          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     16    20       24          24                14
LAKESIDE 6SW          23       22          27                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         27       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10     9        8           6                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            7        3           0                 7
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    21       27          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     11    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  20    21       29          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    19       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       8    14       11          14                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          10                24

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                 13           18     13          22

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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