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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST THU JAN 29 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
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          34               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    31        31          30               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     35    38        38          40
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     31    32        32          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    30        29          28               31
SIDNEY 6NW      33              33
SIDNEY 8SW      32              32
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          33               35
UTICA 11SW CRN  32    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      35
ALZADA DOT      24                      34
ARROW CREEK     28                      42
AVON NORTH      19                      19
BEARSMOUTH DOT  24                      33
BEAVER HILL     29                      32
BIDDLE DOT      22                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   20                      19
BOULDER PASS    21                      34
BOWMANS CORNER  25                      35
BOZEMAN PASS    23                      36
BULL MOUNTAIN   26                      38
COMERSTOWN      21                      32
COW CREEK       21                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   23                      31
DEARBORN        32                      44
DENTON DOT      21                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  27                      45
EKALAKA DOT     23                      32
ESSEX DOT       19                      32
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    22                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  16                      32
GEYSER DOT      23                      36
GOVERNMENT HIL  19                      33
GREENOUGH HILL  21                      32
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   19                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    21                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    26                      38
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       22                       M
JUDITH GAP      23                      34
KARST DOT       23                      32
LAME DEER       25                      35
LEWISTOWN DVD   23                      32
LINDSAY DIVIDE  23                      33
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        26                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  19                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   21                      32
MONARCH CANYON  27                      30
MONIDA PASS     23                      33
NAVAHO DOT      21                      31
NINEMILE DOT    23                      32
NORRIS HILL     24                      28
PENDROY DOT     21                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   24                      31
REEDPOINT DOT   27                      40
ROGERS PASS     25                      33
ROSCOE HILL     24                      33
SACO DOT        19                      35
SIEBEN DOT      25                      32
SIOUX PASS      28                      38
SWAN LAKE       20                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   23                      35
SWEET GRASS     26                      33
TROUT CREEK     30                      32
TWO MEDICINE    26                      32
US2 STATELINE   25                      31
YAAK HILL       33                      33
YELLOWSTONE B   30                      44

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    39
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           22       30           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       17          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           11        8           8                 7
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     29    33       32          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      26    23       24          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     15    21       24          25                14
LAKESIDE 6SW          24       25          28                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    19    29       19           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER                   12
MAXVILLE NR            9        4           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   28    30       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  30    34       31          38                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  34    36       34           6                 5
UTICA 11SW      11    17       11          13                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3           9                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.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                 15           17     13          22

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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