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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU AUG 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           54        52          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  57    60        61          65
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          48               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          50        48          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         46        45          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     60    63        68          60               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     61    64        64          65
HAVRE SCAN      62    64        64          62               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        48
JORDAN SCAN     61    63        64          64                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         52        51          45               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        56          51               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        50          49
LINDSAY SCAN    62    63        64          62               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           52        52          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   58    61        62          60               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        46          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          50        51          49               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      61              63
SIDNEY 8SW      64              65
SIDNEY SCAN     63    63        63          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  59    62        64          64               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  59    63        64          63               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      60        61          57               56
WEST YELLOWST S       51        50          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      48        47          45               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   60                      71
ALZADA DOT      60                      76
ARROW CREEK     62                      77
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  58                      76
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      62                      74
BIG HOLE PASS   51                      51
BOULDER PASS    55                      71
BOWMANS CORNER  60                      75
BOZEMAN PASS    53                      72
BULL MOUNTAIN   62                      76
COMERSTOWN      60                      72
COW CREEK       59                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK   57                      75
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      58                      73
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  60                      75
EKALAKA DOT     60                      73
ESSEX DOT       57                      58
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    55                      76
GEORGETOWN LAK  51                      67
GEYSER DOT      58                      70
GOVERNMENT HIL  62                      75
GREENOUGH HILL  58                      77
HAYS DOT       105                      66
HELMVILLE DOT   56                      75
HILLSIDE DOT    59                      74
HYSHAM HILLS    65                      76
INGOMAR DOT     65                      75
INVERNESS       60                       M
JUDITH GAP      58                      71
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       62                      75
LEWISTOWN DVD   58                      69
LINDSAY DIVIDE  61                      72
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        64                      75
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   59                      70
MONARCH CANYON  52                      66
MONIDA PASS     55                      69
NAVAHO DOT      61                      70
NINEMILE DOT    60                      67
NORRIS HILL     57                      61
PENDROY DOT     61                      70
RAYNOLDS PASS   49                      63
REEDPOINT DOT   57                      76
ROGERS PASS     57                      68
ROSCOE HILL     58                      73
SACO DOT        63                      59
SIEBEN DOT      58                      74
SIOUX PASS      60                      71
SWAN LAKE       59                      76
SWEENEY CREEK   61                      78
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     63                      79
TWO MEDICINE    57                      68
US2 STATELINE   62                      73
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     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        8           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                58
CAMERON 15SW          22       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     30    35       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         27        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               33
HAVRE SCAN      25    30       37          34                12
JORDAN SCAN     30    36       40          43                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       16          29                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       20          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    17    17       18          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          47
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   25    31       35          27                19
MOUNT LOCKHART        15       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     28    30       32          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    31       41          40                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  28    35       36           9                 6
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       12          17                27

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                 14           15     12          20
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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