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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          33        33          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    42    43        42          42
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    34          34          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    39    40        38          37          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    44    44        46          38          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
FROID 5S      2165    34              33
GREAT FALLS   3776           M    M          M           M
HAVRE SCAN    2710    45    46        45          41          39
HELENA        3668          44        43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    42    44        43          39           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          32        32          28          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    40    42        41          38          37
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    38
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    44    45        45          42          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          33          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    39    40        39          34          33
SIDNEY 6NW    2250    35              35
SIDNEY 8SW    1916    37              39
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    38    38        36          34           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    49    49        48          44          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    43    44        44          40          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          33        32          33          33
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    46                      53
ALZADA DOT    4327    39                      51
ARROW CREEK   3956    46                      40
AVON NORTH    5085    40                      40
BEARSMOUTH    3901    42                      53
BEAVER HILL   2551    41                      48
BIDDLE DOT    3418    42                      52
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    35                      35
BOULDER PASS  5600    40                      52
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    46                      50
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    43                      52
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    46                      55
COMERSTOWN    2099    33                      40
COW CREEK     2500    37                      45
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    47                      50
DEEP CREEK    5870    33                      46
DEARBORN      3500    53                      59
DENTON DOT    3557    44                      52
E LIVINGSTON  4555    51                      56
EKALAKA DOT   3687    38                      48
ESSEX DOT     3875    44                      42
GARRISON DOT  4327    47                      52
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    38                      43
GEYSER DOT    4138    43                      51
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    45                      53
GREENOUGH HL  4070    39                      50
HAYS DOT      3697    84                      39
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    42                      49
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    38                      51
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    49                      54
INGOMAR DOT   3018    44                      54
INVERNESS     3300    44                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    42                      51
KARST DOT     5698    34                      45
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    41                      45
LINDSAY DIV   3198    38                      45
LOMA DOT      2557    44                      46
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    45                      48
MACDONALD PSS 6320    39                      39
MALTA SOUTH   3122    47                      53
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    39                      42
MONARCH CANYN 5218    37                      45
MONIDA PASS   6824    44                      49
NAVAHO DOT    2570    32                      40
NINEMILE DOT  4301    44                      49
NORRIS HILL   5695    45                      46
PENDROY DOT   4199    45                      47
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    34                      41
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    41                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    44                      46
ROSCOE HILL   5337    49                      25
SACO DOT      2177    40                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    45                      45
SIOUX PASS    2480    36                      41
SWAN LAKE     3567    46                      49
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    41                      55
SWEET GRASS   3690    77                      40
TROUT CREEK   2384    50                      52
TWO MEDICINE  4920    44                      47
US2 STATELINE 2099    35                      40
YAAK HILL     2201    50                      50
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    49                      59

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     0
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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR  6150           26       32          10          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   40          47          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    18       15          19          15
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    32       31          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    23    28       34          30          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    32       33          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          32       20          39          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          36       23          35          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          28       28          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    16       17          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210          19       16           0          34
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    22    27       31          23          14
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       32          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20    27       19          16          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    27    28       27          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    28       34          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    24    33       33           6           4
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          24       10           6           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       28          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          20        9          12          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775                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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