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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI OCT 24 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           39        40          42               43
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    47        49          51
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        43          43               44
BRUSETT 4SE           52        50          50               50
CAMERON 15SW          33        34          36               39
COOKE CITY NR         37        37          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     48    48        50          50               53
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                37
GREAT FALLS     52    52        51          52
HAVRE SCAN      51    50        51          52               54
HELENA                46        45
JORDAN SCAN     52    52        51          52                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          40        41          42               44
LAKEVIEW NEAR         40        39          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         41        41          42               45
LINCOLN 11SE          38        39          42               42
LINDSAY SCAN    51    51        49          51               51
LOOKOUT PASS           M        43          43                M
MANY GLACIER                    45
MAXVILLE NR           39        41          42               43
MOCCASIN SCAN   50    50        49          51               52
MOUNT LOCKHART        38        38          39               39
NEIHART 12SE          36        36          38               40
POPLAR 13NE           50        49          51               52
SIDNEY 6NW      53              50
SIDNEY 8SW      50              49
SIDNEY SCAN     50    50        49          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  52    51        50          52               53
TIBER DAM SCAN  50    48        48          51               53
WEST YELLOWSTONE      42        41          42               46
WEST YELLOWST S       35        36          40               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      38        38          39               40

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

ABERDEEN HILL   60                      59
ALZADA DOT      60                      58
ARROW CREEK     56                      61
AVON NORTH      50                      50
BEARSMOUTH DOT  51                      54
BEAVER HILL     55                      58
BIDDLE DOT      61                      64
BIG HOLE PASS   42                      42
BOULDER PASS    49                      52
BOWMANS CORNER  54                      54
BOZEMAN PASS    55                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   58                      58
COMERSTOWN      49                      54
COW CREEK       54                      56
CRYSTAL CREEK   49                      52
DEARBORN        61                      62
DENTON DOT      55                      55
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  56                      59
EKALAKA DOT     57                      56
ESSEX DOT       47                      53
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    51                      55
GEORGETOWN LAK  45                      46
GEYSER DOT      54                      54
GOVERNMENT HIL  57                      58
GREENOUGH HILL  49                      52
HAYS DOT        62                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   50                      53
HILLSIDE DOT    57                      57
HYSHAM HILLS    58                      61
INGOMAR DOT     57                      58
INVERNESS       51                       M
JUDITH GAP      51                      52
KARST DOT       51                      50
LAME DEER       58                      59
LEWISTOWN DVD   51                      51
LINDSAY DIVIDE  55                      56
LOLO PASS       39                      38
LOMA DOT        57                      62
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  46                      48
MCDONALDS DOT   51                      53
MONARCH CANYON  56                      48
MONIDA PASS     51                      52
NAVAHO DOT      50                      54
NINEMILE DOT    51                      51
NORRIS HILL     48                      48
PENDROY DOT     48                      50
RAYNOLDS PASS   57                      52
REEDPOINT DOT   56                      57
ROGERS PASS     49                      49
ROSCOE HILL     55                      49
SACO DOT        67                      51
SIEBEN DOT      58                      56
SIOUX PASS      54                      56
SWAN LAKE       51                      51
SWEENEY CREEK   59                      59
SWEET GRASS     51                      53
TROUT CREEK     55                      53
TWO MEDICINE    45                      50
US2 STATELINE   55                      56
YAAK HILL       54                      54
YELLOWSTONE B   60                      60

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     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           13       27           2                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          40                39
BRUSETT 6SE           11       10          10                 8
CAMERON 15SW          29       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    24       32          37                38
COOKE CITY NR         27        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN      12    15       24          27                 M
JORDAN SCAN     12    22       30          30                17
LAKESIDE 6SW           9        0           9                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       18          36                31
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          17       19          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       11           8                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       17          43
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 3
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    25       29          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        26       37          39
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          31                35
POPLAR 13NE           13       11          19                14
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    17       19           8                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        13        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         23       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9       12          15                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
GREAT FALLS                116           60     46          44

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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