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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM 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           53        47          48               47
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  56    58        59          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          48               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          44        43          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         45        43          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    62        64          57               57
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                44
GREAT FALLS     70    64        62          60
HAVRE SCAN      68    63        58          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     62    61        58          59                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         48        49          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        53          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          51        46          47
LINDSAY SCAN    65    64        58          58               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        48          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           53        50          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   62    60        58          58               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        42        42          42               40
NEIHART 12SE          45        44          46               45
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      72              57
SIDNEY 8SW      62              57
SIDNEY SCAN     61    59        56          57                M
THREE FKS SCAN  74    67        58          59               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  73    64        60          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      53        55          54               54
WEST YELLOWST S       53        47          48               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      46        45          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   80                      67
ALZADA DOT      78                      70
ARROW CREEK     81                      70
AVON NORTH      83                      83
BEARSMOUTH DOT  95                      70
BEAVER HILL     81                      71
BIDDLE DOT      85                      83
BIG HOLE PASS   75                      75
BOULDER PASS    79                      67
BOWMANS CORNER  86                      69
BOZEMAN PASS    78                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      78                      66
COW CREEK       82                      66
CRYSTAL CREEK   69                      67
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      82                      67
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  85                      68
EKALAKA DOT     79                      67
ESSEX DOT       73                      87
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    86                      71
GEORGETOWN LAK  85                      63
GEYSER DOT      81                      64
GOVERNMENT HIL  82                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  91                      70
HAYS DOT        97                      64
HELMVILLE DOT   89                      68
HILLSIDE DOT    81                      70
HYSHAM HILLS    87                      70
INGOMAR DOT     83                      69
INVERNESS       84                       M
JUDITH GAP      79                      67
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       84                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   72                      64
LINDSAY DIVIDE  82                      65
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        86                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      68
MONARCH CANYON  76                      65
MONIDA PASS     85                      64
NAVAHO DOT      58                      66
NINEMILE DOT    89                      63
NORRIS HILL     82                      82
PENDROY DOT     84                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS   78                      69
REEDPOINT DOT   83                      69
ROGERS PASS     78                      74
ROSCOE HILL     79                      66
SACO DOT       103                      56
SIEBEN DOT      88                      66
SIOUX PASS      79                      66
SWAN LAKE       92                      67
SWEENEY CREEK   88                      73
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     92                      70
TWO MEDICINE    81                      70
US2 STATELINE   63                      69
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   82                      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           2                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   11          38                41
CAMERON 15SW          24       38          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    32       33          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         30        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               26
HAVRE SCAN      14    19       29          30                10
JORDAN SCAN     21    30       36          37                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         26       16          36                30
LAKEVIEW 18NW         20       11          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          12        8          15                 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    26       29          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       30          42
NEIHART 12SE          35       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     13    16       21          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  16    23       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    25       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        4           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         18       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          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           43     32          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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