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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU OCT 30 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           37        38          40               42
BOZEMAN EXP ST  41    43        45          48
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        41          42               43
BRUSETT 4SE           41        42          42               44
CAMERON 15SW          33        34          35               38
COOKE CITY NR         35        36          38                M
CONRAD SCAN     47    45        47          46               51
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                36
GREAT FALLS     51    49        48          49
HAVRE SCAN      48    47        46          50               52
HELENA                44        44
JORDAN SCAN     42    44        44          49                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          37        39          41               43
LAKEVIEW NEAR         33        35          34               42
LAKEVIEW 15NW         40        38          40               43
LINCOLN 11SE          34        36          40               40
LINDSAY SCAN    43    43        44          48               50
LOOKOUT PASS           M        40          41                M
MANY GLACIER                    42
MAXVILLE NR           36        38          40               42
MOCCASIN SCAN   46    46        46          49               51
MOUNT LOCKHART        36        36          38               39
NEIHART 12SE          33        35          37               39
POPLAR 13NE           42        44          47               51
SIDNEY 6NW      42              45
SIDNEY 8SW      42              43
SIDNEY SCAN     43    43        45          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  52    49        45          49               52
TIBER DAM SCAN  50    45        44          48               51
WEST YELLOWSTONE      35        36          40               45
WEST YELLOWST S       34        35          39               40
WHITE SULPH 13SE      34        35          37               40

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

ABERDEEN HILL   52                      53
ALZADA DOT      46                      52
ARROW CREEK     54                      56
AVON NORTH      44                      44
BEARSMOUTH DOT  55                      51
BEAVER HILL     40                      45
BIDDLE DOT      55                      59
BIG HOLE PASS   55                      55
BOULDER PASS    49                      50
BOWMANS CORNER  51                      50
BOZEMAN PASS    52                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN   55                      55
COMERSTOWN      36                      42
COW CREEK       39                      47
CRYSTAL CREEK   46                      48
DEARBORN        55                      56
DENTON DOT      52                      51
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  55                      53
EKALAKA DOT     44                      49
ESSEX DOT       48                      42
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    54                      51
GEORGETOWN LAK  49                      43
GEYSER DOT      51                      49
GOVERNMENT HIL  43                      49
GREENOUGH HILL  51                      48
HAYS DOT        49                      49
HELMVILLE DOT   49                      48
HILLSIDE DOT    41                      50
HYSHAM HILLS    54                      56
INGOMAR DOT     51                      53
INVERNESS       41                       M
JUDITH GAP      51                      50
KARST DOT       50                      45
LAME DEER       51                      53
LEWISTOWN DVD   42                      45
LINDSAY DIVIDE  39                      48
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        55                      60
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  50                      44
MCDONALDS DOT   37                      42
MONARCH CANYON  51                      44
MONIDA PASS     51                      48
NAVAHO DOT      36                      44
NINEMILE DOT    53                      48
NORRIS HILL     52                      55
PENDROY DOT     43                      44
RAYNOLDS PASS   50                      47
REEDPOINT DOT   55                      53
ROGERS PASS     54                      46
ROSCOE HILL     51                      46
SACO DOT        48                      50
SIEBEN DOT      54                      47
SIOUX PASS      39                      47
SWAN LAKE       49                      47
SWEENEY CREEK   51                      55
SWEET GRASS     48                      47
TROUT CREEK     54                      50
TWO MEDICINE    48                      46
US2 STATELINE   39                      46
YAAK HILL       51                      51
YELLOWSTONE B   57                      56

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            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           20       30           6                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       14          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        9          10                10
CAMERON 15SW          27       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     16    23       31          36                39
COOKE CITY NR         30        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    17       24          27                 M
JORDAN SCAN     12    21       29          30                17
LAKESIDE 6SW          12       10          16                24
LAKEVIEW NEAR         30       17          35                30
LAKEVIEW 18NW         21       14          27                17
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    12    10       11           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       28          41
MANY GLACIER                    8
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 4
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    24       28          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        29       36          38
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                35
POPLAR 13NE           12       11          19                14
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       18          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    25       36          41                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  10    17       18           8                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        16        5           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9       12          14                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
GREAT FALLS                114           58     45          45

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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