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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN DEC 28 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           34        34          36               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  28    27        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     30    31        32          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      30    32        32          36               39
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     29    30        32          34                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    28    29        32          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  23    24        26          30               35
SIDNEY 6NW      27              30
SIDNEY 8SW      28              30
SIDNEY SCAN     27    27        30          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    24        25          32               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   22                      30
ALZADA DOT      14                      31
ARROW CREEK     23                      33
AVON NORTH      25                      25
BEARSMOUTH DOT  27                      32
BEAVER HILL     21                      28
BIDDLE DOT      15                      23
BIG HOLE PASS   18                      17
BOULDER PASS    19                      28
BOWMANS CORNER  25                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    22                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN   24                      30
COMERSTOWN      14                      23
COW CREEK       21                      29
CRYSTAL CREEK   29                      32
DEARBORN        31                      37
DENTON DOT      26                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  24                      32
EKALAKA DOT     19                      32
ESSEX DOT       27                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    26                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  21                      27
GEYSER DOT      26                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  23                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  28                      31
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   28                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    22                      31
HYSHAM HILLS    24                      35
INGOMAR DOT     23                      33
INVERNESS       21                       M
JUDITH GAP      23                      28
KARST DOT       20                      28
LAME DEER       22                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   23                      28
LINDSAY DIVIDE  21                      30
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        29                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  20                      26
MCDONALDS DOT   17                      25
MONARCH CANYON  13                      23
MONIDA PASS     24                      28
NAVAHO DOT      15                      25
NINEMILE DOT    28                      33
NORRIS HILL     18                      19
PENDROY DOT     23                      27
RAYNOLDS PASS   16                      20
REEDPOINT DOT   18                      33
ROGERS PASS     23                      24
ROSCOE HILL     20                      24
SACO DOT        20                      37
SIEBEN DOT      24                      29
SIOUX PASS      19                      34
SWAN LAKE       30                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   25                      33
SWEET GRASS     24                      28
TROUT CREEK     31                      33
TWO MEDICINE    22                      26
US2 STATELINE   18                      27
YAAK HILL       31                      30
YELLOWSTONE B   22                      33

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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
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       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           7                 8
CAMERON 15SW          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         19        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    13       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     13    18       26          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       21          25                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       30          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       33          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     11    12       16          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  16    28       36          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    15       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                25

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                  M            M      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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