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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SUN DEC 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           34        34          36               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  32    33        34          36
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  27    26        28          29               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     29    31        32          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      30    31        32          36               39
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     28    30        31          34                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    28    29        31          35               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    35
MAXVILLE NR           34        35          36               37
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    34        35          38               40
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               35
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  22    23        26          30               35
SIDNEY 6NW      25              30
SIDNEY 8SW      27              30
SIDNEY SCAN     26    26        30          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        33          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  25    25        26          31               37
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          35               36
WHITE SULPH 13SE      31        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   27                      31
ALZADA DOT      25                      31
ARROW CREEK     21                      33
AVON NORTH      17                      17
BEARSMOUTH DOT  26                      32
BEAVER HILL     19                      28
BIDDLE DOT      27                      29
BIG HOLE PASS   20                      20
BOULDER PASS    13                      28
BOWMANS CORNER  18                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    22                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN   19                      31
COMERSTOWN       7                      22
COW CREEK       15                      29
CRYSTAL CREEK   29                      32
DEARBORN        24                      37
DENTON DOT      23                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  23                      32
EKALAKA DOT     26                      31
ESSEX DOT       21                      24
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    20                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  27                      28
GEYSER DOT      16                      31
GOVERNMENT HIL  22                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  24                      30
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   28                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    19                      31
HYSHAM HILLS    23                      34
INGOMAR DOT     22                      32
INVERNESS       15                       M
JUDITH GAP      17                      28
KARST DOT       21                      28
LAME DEER       29                      29
LEWISTOWN DVD   20                      28
LINDSAY DIVIDE  17                      30
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        22                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  14                      26
MCDONALDS DOT   11                      24
MONARCH CANYON  15                      24
MONIDA PASS     17                      28
NAVAHO DOT       8                      24
NINEMILE DOT    31                      33
NORRIS HILL     18                      19
PENDROY DOT     13                      26
RAYNOLDS PASS   17                      22
REEDPOINT DOT   24                      33
ROGERS PASS     15                      24
ROSCOE HILL     31                      24
SACO DOT        17                      37
SIEBEN DOT      18                      29
SIOUX PASS      14                      34
SWAN LAKE       29                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   26                      33
SWEET GRASS     13                      27
TROUT CREEK     32                      33
TWO MEDICINE    12                      25
US2 STATELINE   13                      26
YAAK HILL       35                      35
YELLOWSTONE B   23                      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               0     0
GLASGOW                M     M
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           21       30           8                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE            9        8           8                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         18        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    13       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     13    18       25          28                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       20          25                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         12       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       29          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          31       34          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          16                11
SIDNEY SCAN      9    12       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  15    27       36          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    16       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        13        3           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          10                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                  M            M      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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