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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON JUL 14 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           62        60          54               48
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    71        71          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          48               45
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          57        54          51               45
COOKE CITY NR         48        45          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     71    74        77          68               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                35
GREAT FALLS     69    73        72          71
HAVRE SCAN      70    72        72          65               59
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     67    72        75          70                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        59          49               48
LAKEVIEW 15NW         59        60          54               50
LINCOLN 11SE          54        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN    63    66        68          66               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           57        55          49               46
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    71        72          65               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        50        46          43               39
NEIHART 12SE          56        56          50               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      57              66
SIDNEY 8SW      62              67
SIDNEY SCAN     65    66        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    71        72          69               61
TIBER DAM SCAN  71    79        79          71               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      70        71          64               57
WEST YELLOWST S       59        55          49               41
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        54          49               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   66                      81
ALZADA DOT      62                      84
ARROW CREEK     65                      87
AVON NORTH      66                      66
BEARSMOUTH DOT  72                      88
BEAVER HILL     76                      81
BIDDLE DOT      66                      82
BIG HOLE PASS   63                      63
BOULDER PASS    65                      84
BOWMANS CORNER  67                      87
BOZEMAN PASS    64                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN   67                      87
COMERSTOWN      57                      75
COW CREEK       58                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   67                      86
DEARBORN        69                      87
DENTON DOT      66                      85
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  67                      85
EKALAKA DOT     62                      82
ESSEX DOT       66                      78
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    69                      90
GEORGETOWN LAK  67                      81
GEYSER DOT      66                      82
GOVERNMENT HIL  62                      86
GREENOUGH HILL  70                      90
HAYS DOT        60                      78
HELMVILLE DOT  125                      80
HILLSIDE DOT    59                      83
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     65                      87
INVERNESS       62                       M
JUDITH GAP      66                      84
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       65                      87
LEWISTOWN DVD   64                      81
LINDSAY DIVIDE  57                      81
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        70                      78
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   58                      77
MONARCH CANYON  60                      78
MONIDA PASS     64                      82
NAVAHO DOT      58                      77
NINEMILE DOT    74                      81
NORRIS HILL     64                      82
PENDROY DOT     68                      85
RAYNOLDS PASS   62                      77
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      85
ROGERS PASS     65                      83
ROSCOE HILL     64                      82
SACO DOT        66                      60
SIEBEN DOT      70                      83
SIOUX PASS      58                      86
SWAN LAKE       69                      87
SWEENEY CREEK   63                      88
SWEET GRASS     66                      35
TROUT CREEK     74                      91
TWO MEDICINE    60                      79
US2 STATELINE   61                      79
YAAK HILL       74                      88
YELLOWSTONE B   65                      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            6       14           6                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   14          41                60
CAMERON 15SW          29       41          40                68
CONRAD SCAN     12    23       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          15                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               40
HAVRE SCAN       5    12       24          22                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       26          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15       10          34                23
LAKEVIEW 18NW          9        9          27                28
LINCOLN 11SE          16       18          21                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     9     8       11           9                15
LOOKOUT PASS           M       31          46
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        4           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN    5    17       20          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        22       34          43
NEIHART 12SE          24       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    15       20          21                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  11    16       42          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   6    18       18          11                 8
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          27                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE      11       10          16                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                110          123     67          38
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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