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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED APR 23 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        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  44    47        47          44
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     50    47        50          42               41
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     49    48        47          46
HAVRE SCAN      54    50        47          44               40
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                43        43
JORDAN SCAN     54    53        50          46                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               34
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    50    49        46          44               40
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   52    49        46          44               42
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      52              43
SIDNEY 8SW      52              47
SIDNEY SCAN     45    44        41          36                M
THREE FKS SCAN  56    54        48          48               43
TIBER DAM SCAN  58    50        49          46               42
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        31          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      62   55
ZORTMAN                         57   50

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

ABERDEEN HILL   78                      57
ALZADA DOT      76                      56
ARROW CREEK     83                      57
AVON NORTH      49                      49
BEARSMOUTH DOT  65                      53
BEAVER HILL     78                      54
BIG HOLE PASS   58                      51
BOULDER PASS    69
BOWMANS CORNER  63                      53
BOZEMAN PASS    61                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN   68                      57
COMERSTOWN      53                      48
COW CREEK       71                      50
CRYSTAL CREEK   54                      49
DEARBORN        64                      54
DENTON DOT      63                      53
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  73                      54
EKALAKA DOT     62                      53
ESSEX DOT       46                      48
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    72                      52
GEORGETOWN LAK  62                      41
GOVERNMENT HIL  78                      56
GREENOUGH HILL  75                      51
HAYS DOT        72                      44
HELMVILLE DOT   54                      49
HILLSIDE DOT    74                      53
HYSHAM HILLS    79                      51
INGOMAR DOT     76                      57
JUDITH GAP      71                      54
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       76                      57
LEWISTOWN DVD   66                      47
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        85                      53
LUFBOROUGH     134                      55
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   65                      50
MONARCH CANYON  63                      48
MONIDA PASS     63                      48
NINEMILE DOT    67                      41
NORRIS HILL     56                      56
PENDROY DOT     63                      46
RAYNOLDS PASS   65                      50
REDSTONE HILL   57                      48
REEDPOINT DOT   80                      56
ROGERS PASS     55                      51
ROSCOE HILL     73                      54
SACO DOT        78                      37
SIEBEN DOT      53
SIOUX PASS      66                      67
SWAN LAKE       50                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   77                      59
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     46                      51
TWO MEDICINE    52                      44
US2 STATELINE   58                      50
YAAK HILL       95                      49
YELLOWSTONE B   83                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

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           19       31           7                36
BOZEMAN 12SE                   41          46                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          37                41
CONRAD SCAN     35    36       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      26    30       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     18    28       28          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         28       21          36                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW         31       21          34                25
LINCOLN 11SE          27       23          17                11
LINDSAY SCAN    14    14       15          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           20       13           0                35
MOCCASIN SCAN   27    27       30          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     25    27       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  22    29       40          31                 9
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    30       33           8                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         24       30          30                32
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        6          10                23

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                 13           17     15          29
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        71     53
ZORTMAN                           28     69
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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