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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE JUL 22 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           58        54          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          49               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          56        52          51               46
COOKE CITY NR         49        45          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     82    72        71          65               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     86    76        73          69
HAVRE SCAN      81    74        69          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     83    79        75          71                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         60        58          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          54               51
LINCOLN 11SE          58        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    78    77        71          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           57        53          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   78    73        67          64               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        46          44               40
NEIHART 12SE          59        53          51               46
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      81              67
SIDNEY 8SW      80              69
SIDNEY SCAN     74    72        66          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  93    83        73          69               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  89    75        72          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      74        65          65               58
WEST YELLOWST S       60        52          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        52          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL  108                      81
ALZADA DOT      95                      86
ARROW CREEK    107                      85
AVON NORTH      90                      90
BEARSMOUTH DOT  95                      84
BEAVER HILL     77                      82
BIDDLE DOT     115                      10
BIG HOLE PASS   86                      85
BOULDER PASS    91                      80
BOWMANS CORNER  93                      80
BOZEMAN PASS    88                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN  103                      85
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       97                      83
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN        81                      81
DENTON DOT      91                      78
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  73                      82
EKALAKA DOT     90                      83
ESSEX DOT       80                      79
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    99                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK 105                      75
GEYSER DOT      77                      76
GOVERNMENT HIL 105                      86
GREENOUGH HILL 122                      84
HAYS DOT       110                      74
HELMVILLE DOT  100                      78
HILLSIDE DOT    92                      83
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    104                      82
INVERNESS      107                       M
JUDITH GAP     100                      80
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      118                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD   95                      75
LINDSAY DIVIDE  93                      81
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       116                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  105                      80
MONARCH CANYON 105                      76
MONIDA PASS     81                      76
NAVAHO DOT      96                      77
NINEMILE DOT   107                      75
NORRIS HILL     97                      89
PENDROY DOT    114                      76
RAYNOLDS PASS  103                      83
REEDPOINT DOT   75                      81
ROGERS PASS    104                      85
ROSCOE HILL     97                      79
SACO DOT       108                      60
SIEBEN DOT      92                      83
SIOUX PASS      96                      79
SWAN LAKE      109                      78
SWEENEY CREEK  114                      89
SWEET GRASS     98                      35
TROUT CREEK     98                      81
TWO MEDICINE   100                      76
US2 STATELINE   96                      80
YAAK HILL       98                      78
YELLOWSTONE B   97                      26

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                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

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            1       11           5                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    8          37                43
CAMERON 15SW          17       40          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     29    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         23        0          13                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       5    12       23          21                25
JORDAN SCAN      7    18       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9        7          33                21
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          17       19          22                10
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       22          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                15
MOCCASIN SCAN   24    17       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        20       31          44
NEIHART 12SE          34       35          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   8    17       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  16    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       8        9          15                26

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                198          194    101          45
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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