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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT DEC 27 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        35          35               37
BRUSSETT 4SE C  28    27        29          29               31
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               35
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          34                M
CONRAD SCAN     30    31        32          32               37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS      M     M         M           M
HAVRE SCAN      31    32        32          36               39
HELENA                41        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    31        32          34                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          35               37
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               35
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    29    30        32          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  24    24        26          31               35
SIDNEY 6NW      26              30
SIDNEY 8SW      27              30
SIDNEY SCAN     27    27        30          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    33        33          37               41
TIBER DAM SCAN  25    24        25          32               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   20                      31
ALZADA DOT      24                      31
ARROW CREEK     26                      33
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  30                      32
BEAVER HILL     23                      29
BIDDLE DOT      21                      28
BIG HOLE PASS   20                      20
BOULDER PASS    20                      29
BOWMANS CORNER  23                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    23                      27
BULL MOUNTAIN   25                      31
COMERSTOWN      20                      24
COW CREEK       24                      29
CRYSTAL CREEK   30                      32
DEARBORN        30                      37
DENTON DOT      23                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  27                      32
EKALAKA DOT     24                      32
ESSEX DOT       26                      24
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    26                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  24                      27
GEYSER DOT      29                      30
GOVERNMENT HIL  26                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  28                      31
HAYS DOT        24                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    26                      31
HYSHAM HILLS    24                      35
INGOMAR DOT     26                      33
INVERNESS       22                       M
JUDITH GAP      25                      29
KARST DOT       20                      27
LAME DEER       25                      31
LEWISTOWN DVD   20                      28
LINDSAY DIVIDE  24                      30
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        28                      37
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  21                      25
MCDONALDS DOT   23                      25
MONARCH CANYON  12                      24
MONIDA PASS     21                      28
NAVAHO DOT      21                      25
NINEMILE DOT    30                      33
NORRIS HILL     18                      19
PENDROY DOT     25                      26
RAYNOLDS PASS   14                      20
REEDPOINT DOT   24                      34
ROGERS PASS     21                      25
ROSCOE HILL     21                      25
SACO DOT        27                      37
SIEBEN DOT      27                      29
SIOUX PASS      26                      33
SWAN LAKE       31                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   29                      33
SWEET GRASS     23                      27
TROUT CREEK     32                      33
TWO MEDICINE    22                      26
US2 STATELINE   25                      27
YAAK HILL       31                      31
YELLOWSTONE B   26                      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          18       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    22       21          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         19        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN       9    13       23          24                27
JORDAN SCAN     13    19       27          27                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          21       21          25                28
LAKEVIEW NEAR         13       15          34                27
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN     7     8       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR            6        0           0                 6
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    28       29          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        34       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          32       33          30                33
POPLAR 13NE           10        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     10    12       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  20    28       37          39                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  11    16       16           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    14       10          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO        14        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4          11                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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