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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT JAN 31 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
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    36        36          38
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     30    31        32          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      32              32
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
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      34
ALZADA DOT      25                      33
ARROW CREEK     23                      40
AVON NORTH      21                      21
BEARSMOUTH DOT  24                      32
BEAVER HILL     26                      32
BIDDLE DOT      25                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   15                      15
BOULDER PASS    23                      33
BOWMANS CORNER  27                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    20                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN   26                      36
COMERSTOWN      22                      30
COW CREEK       26                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   26                      31
DEARBORN        33                      41
DENTON DOT      26                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  29                      41
EKALAKA DOT     25                      32
ESSEX DOT       21                      31
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    22                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  19                      30
GEYSER DOT      28                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  22                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  22                      31
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   20                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    21                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    27                      38
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       27                       M
JUDITH GAP      27                      33
KARST DOT       15                      31
LAME DEER       24                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   23                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  26                      33
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        29                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  22                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   24                      31
MONARCH CANYON   3                      29
MONIDA PASS     28                      32
NAVAHO DOT      22                      31
NINEMILE DOT    23                      30
NORRIS HILL     20                      24
PENDROY DOT     27                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   13                      25
REEDPOINT DOT   23                      38
ROGERS PASS     25                      30
ROSCOE HILL     23                      25
SACO DOT        26                      35
SIEBEN DOT      30                      32
SIOUX PASS      24                      39
SWAN LAKE       23                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   21                      34
SWEET GRASS     25                      32
TROUT CREEK     30                      32
TWO MEDICINE    26                      32
US2 STATELINE   26                      31
YAAK HILL       33                      33
YELLOWSTONE B   27                      41

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                3    34
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                13
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    32       32          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      21    25       27          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     14    20       25          25                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       17          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    14    20       17           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            9        4           0                10
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    28       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  23    31       32          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  27    33       33           6                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          10                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
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 17           18     15          23
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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