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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT FEB 28 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               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    31        31          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        24              24
GREAT FALLS     32    33        34          35
HAVRE SCAN      30    30        30          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     28    27        27          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    24    24        25          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      25              24
SIDNEY 8SW      23              23
SIDNEY SCAN     21    20        23          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          36               39
TIBER DAM SCAN  31    29        30          34               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   34                      30
ALZADA DOT      29                      29
ARROW CREEK     42                      46
AVON NORTH      37                      37
BEARSMOUTH DOT  49                      34
BEAVER HILL     24                      24
BIDDLE DOT      31                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   32                      31
BOULDER PASS    33                      28
BOWMANS CORNER  39                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    37                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN   39                      31
COMERSTOWN      19                      18
COW CREEK       25                      24
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      34
DEARBORN        38                      36
DENTON DOT      35                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  42                      33
EKALAKA DOT     25                      27
ESSEX DOT       25                      19
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    41                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  43                      30
GEYSER DOT      29                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  30                      29
GREENOUGH HILL  48                      32
HAYS DOT        43                      27
HELMVILLE DOT   47                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    27                      29
HYSHAM HILLS    32                      33
INGOMAR DOT     31                      31
INVERNESS       37                       M
JUDITH GAP      33                      28
KARST DOT       28                      30
LAME DEER       30                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   20                      24
LINDSAY DIVIDE  25                      25
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        37                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  29                      24
MCDONALDS DOT   27                      20
MONARCH CANYON  31                      30
MONIDA PASS     31                      29
NAVAHO DOT      21                      19
NINEMILE DOT    38                      32
NORRIS HILL     31                      32
PENDROY DOT     30                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      28
REEDPOINT DOT   39                      34
ROGERS PASS     24                      28
ROSCOE HILL     51                      25
SACO DOT        34                      34
SIEBEN DOT      39                      24
SIOUX PASS      23                      23
SWAN LAKE       41                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   32                      32
SWEET GRASS     33                      26
TROUT CREEK     49                      37
TWO MEDICINE    28                      29
US2 STATELINE   23                      20
YAAK HILL       62                      62
YELLOWSTONE B   37                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0     5

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       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    22       20          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      10    12       23          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     13    17       21          27                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       11          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          22       21          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     5        9           9                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           12        8           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    28       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       16          15                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  12    20       34          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  14    21       22           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO        11        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          11                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                 30           27     24          31
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
.END




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