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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU SEP 18 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           54        50          48               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  55    56        56          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          47               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          46        44          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        43          41                M
CONRAD SCAN     58    60        64          56               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     61    62        61          61
HAVRE SCAN      58    59        59          57               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     57    59        59          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         49        49          42               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         53        55          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          49        48          46
LINDSAY SCAN    55    56        57          56               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           52        52          47               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   57    59        59          57               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        44        42          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          48        47          45               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      54              56
SIDNEY 8SW      54              56
SIDNEY SCAN     56    56        56          56                M
THREE FKS SCAN  57    58        58          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  56    59        60          57               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      55        56          53               54
WEST YELLOWST S       50        49          47               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      47        46          43               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   63                      69
ALZADA DOT      55                      69
ARROW CREEK     63                      72
AVON NORTH      51                      51
BEARSMOUTH DOT  58                      69
BEAVER HILL     56                      64
BIDDLE DOT      59                      70
BIG HOLE PASS   54                      54
BOULDER PASS    57                      67
BOWMANS CORNER  57                      68
BOZEMAN PASS    57                      68
BULL MOUNTAIN   94                      60
COMERSTOWN      52                      64
COW CREEK       55                      66
CRYSTAL CREEK   53                      66
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      61                      68
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  59                      70
EKALAKA DOT     55                      67
ESSEX DOT       54                      61
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    55                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  54                      60
GEYSER DOT      60                      66
GOVERNMENT HIL  59                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  58                      69
HAYS DOT        94                      58
HELMVILLE DOT   55                      68
HILLSIDE DOT    55                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    66                      71
INGOMAR DOT     60                      70
INVERNESS       59                       M
JUDITH GAP      59                      67
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       63                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   59                      66
LINDSAY DIVIDE  53                      65
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        62                      69
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   54                      64
MONARCH CANYON  55                      63
MONIDA PASS     57                      65
NAVAHO DOT      53                      64
NINEMILE DOT    61                      61
NORRIS HILL     57                      59
PENDROY DOT     60                      65
RAYNOLDS PASS   53                      62
REEDPOINT DOT   59                      70
ROGERS PASS     53                      63
ROSCOE HILL     62                      67
SACO DOT        56                      55
SIEBEN DOT      54                      66
SIOUX PASS      55                      66
SWAN LAKE       56                      67
SWEENEY CREEK   60                      73
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     59                      70
TWO MEDICINE    51                      64
US2 STATELINE   55                      67
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   61                      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     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            0        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          20       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     26    34       34          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         25        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               26
HAVRE SCAN      17    22       31          30                24
JORDAN SCAN     24    32       37          38                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       15          35                25
LAKEVIEW 18NW         19       12          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12       10          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    11    12       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    27       30          22                16
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  17    25       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  19    27       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        9          14                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                 41           37     30          33
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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