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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 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           50        48          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    49          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          44        44          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         44        44          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     54    58        63          58               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                45
GREAT FALLS     55    60        60          61
HAVRE SCAN      54    57        58          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     52    56        58          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         48        49          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         51        55          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          47        47          47
LINDSAY SCAN    54    56        58          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    51
MAXVILLE NR           50        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   53    56        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        44        43          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          44        46          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      53              58
SIDNEY 8SW      56              58
SIDNEY SCAN     55    56        57          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  54    57        59          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  51    57        59          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      53        55          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       48        49          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        46          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   50                      67
ALZADA DOT      48                      70
ARROW CREEK     51                      71
AVON NORTH      48                      48
BEARSMOUTH DOT  52                      71
BEAVER HILL     47                      65
BIDDLE DOT      51                      66
BIG HOLE PASS   45                      45
BOULDER PASS    49                      64
BOWMANS CORNER  51                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    48                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      46                      62
COW CREEK       45                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK   48                      67
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      51                      68
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  48                      70
EKALAKA DOT     51                      68
ESSEX DOT       49                      55
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    47                      70
GEORGETOWN LAK  50                      62
GEYSER DOT      47                      65
GOVERNMENT HIL  49                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  51                      70
HAYS DOT        97                      64
HELMVILLE DOT   51                      68
HILLSIDE DOT    50                      68
HYSHAM HILLS    55                      71
INGOMAR DOT     54                      70
INVERNESS       52                       M
JUDITH GAP      49                      64
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       54                      70
LEWISTOWN DVD   50                      65
LINDSAY DIVIDE  47                      67
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        53                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      68
MONARCH CANYON  45                      65
MONIDA PASS     47                      64
NAVAHO DOT      58                      66
NINEMILE DOT    52                      62
NORRIS HILL     50                      53
PENDROY DOT     51                      65
RAYNOLDS PASS   46                      61
REEDPOINT DOT   49                      70
ROGERS PASS     49                      62
ROSCOE HILL     49                      66
SACO DOT        48                      56
SIEBEN DOT      51                      67
SIOUX PASS      49                      67
SWAN LAKE       50                      67
SWEENEY CREEK   50                      72
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     52                      71
TWO MEDICINE    45                      61
US2 STATELINE   63                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   50                      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     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            0        6           1                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   11          38                41
CAMERON 15SW          24       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    32       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         31        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               27
HAVRE SCAN      14    19       30          30                10
JORDAN SCAN     20    30       36          37                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       16          36                30
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       12          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12        8          16                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       13          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   18    25       30          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       30          42
NEIHART 12SE          35       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    16       21          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    23       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  15    26       26           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        4           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                30
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                 49           38     31          34
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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