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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST WED MAR 4 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        34          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    29    31        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    18    17        16          16          18
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    29        30          32          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    34
FROID 5S      2165    23              22
GREAT FALLS   3776          31   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    30    28        28          33          36
HELENA        3668          40        40
JORDAN SCAN   2820    26    26        26          32           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    24    24        24          31          34
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    33
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32        33          35          37
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    22    18        16          22          28
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    26              22
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    24              23
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    21    20        22          28           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    31        30          35          38
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    32    28        27          32          35
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          32        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        32          32          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    26                      28
ALZADA DOT    4327    24                      28
ARROW CREEK   3956    43                      41
AVON NORTH    5085    41                      41
BEARSMOUTH    3901    50                      33
BEAVER HILL   2551    23                      24
BIDDLE DOT    3418    33                      33
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    37                      36
BOULDER PASS  5600    38                      27
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    34                      29
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    40                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    40                      31
COMERSTOWN    2099    14                      15
COW CREEK     2500    25                      23
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    36                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870    30                      26
DEARBORN      3500    47                      34
DENTON DOT    3557    42                      31
E LIVINGSTON  4555    41                      32
EKALAKA DOT   3687    23                      26
ESSEX DOT     3875    25                      29
GARRISON DOT  4327    43                      32
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    39                      28
GEYSER DOT    4138    39                      28
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    31                      28
GREENOUGH HL  4070    42                      31
HAYS DOT      3697     0                      26
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    43                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    28                      28
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    36                      33
INGOMAR DOT   3018    32                      30
INVERNESS     3300    39                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    38                      27
KARST DOT     5698    35                      30
LAME DEER     4327    22                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    26                      23
LINDSAY DIV   3198    24                      24
LOMA DOT      2557    42                      34
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    44                      32
MACDONALD PSS 6320    22                      21
MALTA SOUTH   3122    35                      27
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    23                      18
MONARCH CANYN 5218    37                      27
MONIDA PASS   6824    33                      27
NAVAHO DOT    2570    17                      17
NINEMILE DOT  4301    39                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    37                      37
PENDROY DOT   4199    39                      25
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    43                      27
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    41                      34
ROGERS PASS   5406    28                      27
ROSCOE HILL   5337    39                      25
SACO DOT      2177    33                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    39                      23
SIOUX PASS    2480    22                      22
SWAN LAKE     3567    41                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    36                      31
SWEET GRASS   3690    39                      25
TROUT CREEK   2384    46                      34
TWO MEDICINE  4920    33                      26
US2 STATELINE 2099    28                      18
YAAK HILL     2201    46                      46
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    39                      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                0    35
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           21       29           8          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          41          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     7     8        5           5           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    21    21       19          34          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    12       21          27          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    13    16       21          23          14
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          29       18          28          16
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          21       21          19           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     5        8           6          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          11        8           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    15    19       30          22          13
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7     8        7          14          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     9    10       15          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       28          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    15    20       19           6           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           8        4           3           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       22          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               37         31    26    32
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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