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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI JUL 11 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           63        55          52               48
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  69    70        70          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          48               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          59        54          51               44
COOKE CITY NR         48        43          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     92    78        77          66               60
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                33
GREAT FALLS     86    76        74          69
HAVRE SCAN      88    78        71          64               58
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     87    82        76          69                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         61        57          49               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         59        60          54               50
LINCOLN 11SE          56        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    79    77        70          66               60
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           57        52          48               46
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   84    77        70          64               59
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          43               38
NEIHART 12SE          59        54          50               43
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      91              66
SIDNEY 8SW      76              66
SIDNEY SCAN     75    72        66          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  92    82        73          68               60
TIBER DAM SCAN 106    84        79          69               61
WEST YELLOWSTONE      80        67          64               56
WEST YELLOWST S       62        52          48               40
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        52          48               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   99                      82
ALZADA DOT      93                      84
ARROW CREEK     91                      85
AVON NORTH     115                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT 116                      84
BEAVER HILL     97                      80
BIDDLE DOT     100                      99
BIG HOLE PASS  113                      11
BOULDER PASS   106                      86
BOWMANS CORNER 108                      84
BOZEMAN PASS   109                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  112                      89
COMERSTOWN      97                      80
COW CREEK      108                      82
CRYSTAL CREEK   89                      81
DEARBORN       107                      83
DENTON DOT     107                      82
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON 100                      84
EKALAKA DOT     97                      82
ESSEX DOT       92                      80
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   108                      87
GEORGETOWN LAK 118                      77
GEYSER DOT     106                      80
GOVERNMENT HIL 104                      87
GREENOUGH HILL 122                      87
HAYS DOT       113                      77
HELMVILLE DOT  125                      80
HILLSIDE DOT    92                      85
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    104                      86
INVERNESS      100                       M
JUDITH GAP     114                      86
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      114                      89
LEWISTOWN DVD   97                      79
LINDSAY DIVIDE 103                      80
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       119                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   97                      80
MONARCH CANYON  88                      78
MONIDA PASS    105                      78
NAVAHO DOT      95                      78
NINEMILE DOT   122                      74
NORRIS HILL    115                      82
PENDROY DOT    114                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS   87                      88
REEDPOINT DOT   99                      83
ROGERS PASS    108                      89
ROSCOE HILL     81                      81
SACO DOT       109                      59
SIEBEN DOT     106                      82
SIOUX PASS     100                      87
SWAN LAKE      118                      85
SWEENEY CREEK  102                      89
SWEET GRASS    107                      35
TROUT CREEK    126                      87
TWO MEDICINE   105                      76
US2 STATELINE   98                      79
YAAK HILL      119                      88
YELLOWSTONE B   95                      26

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            9       17           6                11
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          41                59
CAMERON 15SW          31       41          40                68
CONRAD SCAN     14    25       33          39                38
COOKE CITY NR         30        0          17                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               41
HAVRE SCAN       7    13       24          22                26
JORDAN SCAN      9    20       27          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         14       11          33                23
LAKEVIEW 18NW         12       10          27                28
LINCOLN 11SE          18       20          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN    12     9       12          10                15
LOOKOUT PASS           M       34          46
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        4           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN    8    18       21          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        29       35          43
NEIHART 12SE          27       35          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       20          22                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   8    17       42          45                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   8    19       19          11                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       24          27                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE      12       12          16                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                105          143     55          35
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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