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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT AUG 30 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           52        51          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  62    64        65          63
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        49          48               47
COOKE CITY NR         46        45          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     71    66        68          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                47
GREAT FALLS     73    69        67          66
HAVRE SCAN      72    69        66          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     69    67        65          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         51        52          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         53        60          53               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        49          50
LINDSAY SCAN    68    67        64          64               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           53        52          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    66        64          62               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        46        46          45               42
NEIHART 12SE          52        50          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      61              63
SIDNEY 8SW      62              64
SIDNEY SCAN     66    64        63          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  67    66        65          65               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  75    68        66          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      56        56          59               56
WEST YELLOWST S       50        50          49               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      49        48          47               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                      72
ALZADA DOT      89                      77
ARROW CREEK     73                      77
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  92                      77
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      84                      88
BIG HOLE PASS   58                      58
BOULDER PASS    74                      72
BOWMANS CORNER  87                      75
BOZEMAN PASS    59                      70
BULL MOUNTAIN   74                      76
COMERSTOWN      71                      77
COW CREEK       76                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK   74                      74
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      86                      73
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  59                      74
EKALAKA DOT     85                      74
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    79                      78
GEORGETOWN LAK  73                      67
GEYSER DOT      84                      71
GOVERNMENT HIL  71                      75
GREENOUGH HILL  93                      77
HAYS DOT        84                      69
HELMVILLE DOT   86                      75
HILLSIDE DOT    76                      75
HYSHAM HILLS    75                      77
INGOMAR DOT     81                      76
INVERNESS       89                       M
JUDITH GAP      72                      72
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       66                      75
LEWISTOWN DVD   76                      70
LINDSAY DIVIDE  76                      72
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        89                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   70                      67
MONARCH CANYON  52                      63
MONIDA PASS     77                      71
NAVAHO DOT      68                      69
NINEMILE DOT    90                      67
NORRIS HILL     60                      61
PENDROY DOT     84                      70
RAYNOLDS PASS   52                      62
REEDPOINT DOT   73                      76
ROGERS PASS     77                      74
ROSCOE HILL     69                      71
SACO DOT        89                      59
SIEBEN DOT      90                      73
SIOUX PASS      70                      71
SWAN LAKE       92                      76
SWEENEY CREEK   69                      79
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     93                      78
TWO MEDICINE    81                      73
US2 STATELINE   67                      73
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   73                      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        7           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     28    34       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         27        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               30
HAVRE SCAN      22    27       36          33                13
JORDAN SCAN     34    37       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32       21          35                35
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       17          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    16       17          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          48
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    30       34          26                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       26          45
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     25    28       31          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    31       41          41                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    34       34          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        24       18           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         25       28          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7       11          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                 19           21     15          21
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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