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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU NOV 27 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           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    33        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               38
BRUSSETT 4SE C  29    28        30          31               33
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        34          33               40
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     41    40        40          40
HAVRE SCAN      38    37        36          40               44
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     33    34        34          38                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               38
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               37
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          32        32          35               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        34          38               41
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          36                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   35    36        37          40               43
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  26    27        29          34               41
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      32              34
SIDNEY SCAN     31    31        34          38                M
THREE FKS SCAN  35    35        36          40               44
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    32        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               37
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               35

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

ABERDEEN HILL   36                      34
ALZADA DOT      31                      32
ARROW CREEK     43                      38
AVON NORTH      38                      38
BEARSMOUTH DOT  40                      33
BEAVER HILL     31                      30
BIDDLE DOT      37                      38
BIG HOLE PASS   35                      34
BOULDER PASS    38                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  44                      37
BOZEMAN PASS    39                      35
BULL MOUNTAIN   40                      37
COMERSTOWN      19                      25
COW CREEK       29                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK   36                      31
DEARBORN        53                      42
DENTON DOT      38                      35
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  51                      41
EKALAKA DOT     30                      32
ESSEX DOT       36                      26
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    45                      35
GEORGETOWN LAK  35                      32
GEYSER DOT      41                      35
GOVERNMENT HIL  33                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  35                      32
HAYS DOT        35                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   36                      35
HILLSIDE DOT    33                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    39                      38
INGOMAR DOT     35                      33
INVERNESS       32                       M
JUDITH GAP      38                      32
KARST DOT       37                      32
LAME DEER       39                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   34                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  34                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        42                      42
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  37                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   24                      26
MONARCH CANYON  37                      30
MONIDA PASS     37                      32
NAVAHO DOT      19                      26
NINEMILE DOT    42                      32
NORRIS HILL     42                      43
PENDROY DOT     39                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   35                      31
REEDPOINT DOT   40                      39
ROGERS PASS     37                      33
ROSCOE HILL     46                      33
SACO DOT        28                      41
SIEBEN DOT      46                      30
SIOUX PASS      27                      30
SWAN LAKE       35                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   38                      37
SWEET GRASS     31                      32
TROUT CREEK     39                      33
TWO MEDICINE    38                      32
US2 STATELINE   22                      28
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   42                      39

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     8
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           19       24           7                10
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        9           9                11
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     32    28       23          35                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      20    24       23          25                29
JORDAN SCAN     28    29       27          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW           3       10          23                24
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       16          34                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         13       14          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          13       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     9    10       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       37          36
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR            1        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    22       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       34          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          17                12
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                22
THREE FKS SCAN  25    30       34          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW      13    15        9          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         6        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          12                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                 88           50     48          53

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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