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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST THU FEB 26 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  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        18              25
GREAT FALLS     32    34        34          36
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     28    30        31          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    23    25        29          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      17              26
SIDNEY 8SW      20              26
SIDNEY SCAN     19    21        26          30                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          36               39
TIBER DAM SCAN  30    32        32          34               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   18                      32
ALZADA DOT       4                      32
ARROW CREEK     17                      20
AVON NORTH      20                      20
BEARSMOUTH DOT  24                      33
BEAVER HILL     -2                      22
BIDDLE DOT      15                      25
BIG HOLE PASS   23                      19
BOULDER PASS    12                      31
BOWMANS CORNER  19                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    12                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   15                      32
COMERSTOWN      -8                      15
COW CREEK        0                      27
CRYSTAL CREEK   28                      33
DEARBORN        19                      39
DENTON DOT      18                      33
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  15                      36
EKALAKA DOT      5                      31
ESSEX DOT       22                      20
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    21                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  25                      31
GEYSER DOT      15                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL   1                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  23                      32
HAYS DOT        30                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   20                      33
HILLSIDE DOT     2                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    14                      36
INGOMAR DOT     14                      32
INVERNESS        8                       M
JUDITH GAP      16                      31
KARST DOT       21                      32
LAME DEER       15                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD   13                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  -3                      29
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        19                      36
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  14                      28
MCDONALDS DOT   -3                      20
MONARCH CANYON  16                      30
MONIDA PASS     15                      32
NAVAHO DOT      -4                      20
NINEMILE DOT    31                      32
NORRIS HILL     18                      22
PENDROY DOT     20                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   20                      26
REEDPOINT DOT   19                      39
ROGERS PASS     19                      27
ROSCOE HILL     24                      24
SACO DOT         3                      34
SIEBEN DOT      17                      27
SIOUX PASS      -4                      25
SWAN LAKE       32                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   11                      33
SWEET GRASS     15                      32
TROUT CREEK     29                      37
TWO MEDICINE    11                      28
US2 STATELINE   -3                      22
YAAK HILL       33                      32
YELLOWSTONE B   12                      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    32
GREAT FALLS            0     0

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           21       29           7                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    26       25          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         15        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      11    21       31          26                26
JORDAN SCAN     14    18       24          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       12          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         30       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          22       22          19                 8
LINDSAY SCAN     7     6        9          10                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           12        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    28       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       16          15                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    25       35          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    25       29           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        4           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                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                 28           26     23          30
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
.END




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