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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST MON JAN 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  29    31        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          34               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    31        30          30               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     41    32        34          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     46    42        41          39
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        32          34               37
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    32        32          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    29        29          28               30
SIDNEY 6NW      34              33
SIDNEY 8SW      32              31
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  35    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  34    32        32          32               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   55                      37
ALZADA DOT      48                      33
ARROW CREEK     50                      39
AVON NORTH      43                      43
BEARSMOUTH DOT  43                      33
BEAVER HILL     43                      33
BIDDLE DOT      50                      47
BIG HOLE PASS   37                      37
BOULDER PASS    43                      36
BOWMANS CORNER  47                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    48                      36
BULL MOUNTAIN   51                      38
COMERSTOWN      35                      31
COW CREEK       41                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      31
DEARBORN        54                      43
DENTON DOT      46                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  55                      42
EKALAKA DOT     44                      31
ESSEX DOT       36                      31
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    41                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  43                      31
GEYSER DOT      55                      37
GOVERNMENT HIL  46                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  50                      32
HAYS DOT        53                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   41                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    43                      33
HYSHAM HILLS    50                      33
INGOMAR DOT    151                      31
INVERNESS       44                       M
JUDITH GAP      47                      36
KARST DOT       40                      30
LAME DEER       53                      36
LEWISTOWN DVD   41                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  46                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        44                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  45                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   39                      31
MONARCH CANYON  41                      28
MONIDA PASS     49                      32
NAVAHO DOT      33                      31
NINEMILE DOT    35                      32
NORRIS HILL     44                      45
PENDROY DOT     47                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   34                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   53                      37
ROGERS PASS     47                      39
ROSCOE HILL     51                      39
SACO DOT        43                      35
SIEBEN DOT      46                      32
SIOUX PASS      66                      38
SWAN LAKE       41                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   52                      35
SWEET GRASS     50                      35
TROUT CREEK     37                      32
TWO MEDICINE    36                      31
US2 STATELINE   37                      30
YAAK HILL       46                      46
YELLOWSTONE B   55                      40

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    39
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           22       30           8                13
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        8           7                 6
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     38    34       27          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       24          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     17    20       24          24                14
LAKESIDE 6SW          25       24          27                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         27       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    11    30       14           7                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            8        4           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    22       28          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  41    22       29          38                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  41    22       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW      13    15       11          13                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                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                 13           18     14          22

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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