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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN MAR 1 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               35
BOZEMAN EXP ST  31    32        34          35
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          34               35
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     27    30        31          32               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
FROID 5S        21              24
GREAT FALLS     30    33        33          35
HAVRE SCAN      26    29        31          34               36
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     25    26        28          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        33          34               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    22    23        25          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               35
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
SIDNEY 6NW      21              24
SIDNEY 8SW      20              24
SIDNEY SCAN     20    20        24          29                M
THREE FKS SCAN  29    32        32          35               38
TIBER DAM SCAN  23    27        29          33               36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               34
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34

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

ABERDEEN HILL   11                      30
ALZADA DOT      10                      30
ARROW CREEK     13                      90
AVON NORTH       8                      80
BEARSMOUTH DOT  17                      34
BEAVER HILL     16                      22
BIDDLE DOT      14                      23
BIG HOLE PASS    7                      70
BOULDER PASS     5                      26
BOWMANS CORNER  12                      32
BOZEMAN PASS     7                      29
BULL MOUNTAIN   11                      30
COMERSTOWN       7                      17
COW CREEK       12                      25
CRYSTAL CREEK   15                      34
DEARBORN        14                      36
DENTON DOT      13                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  10                      33
EKALAKA DOT     10                      27
ESSEX DOT       10                      20
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    12                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK   8                      30
GEYSER DOT      12                      29
GOVERNMENT HIL  16                      29
GREENOUGH HILL  15                      32
HAYS DOT        43                      27
HELMVILLE DOT   12                      33
HILLSIDE DOT    16                      28
HYSHAM HILLS    17                      33
INGOMAR DOT     20                      31
INVERNESS       12                       M
JUDITH GAP      10                      26
KARST DOT        7                      31
LAME DEER       14                      28
LEWISTOWN DVD   14                      25
LINDSAY DIVIDE  15                      26
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        16                      35
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   3                      24
MCDONALDS DOT   14                      20
MONARCH CANYON   1                      29
MONIDA PASS     16                      29
NAVAHO DOT       8                      19
NINEMILE DOT    17                      32
NORRIS HILL      7                      12
PENDROY DOT     12                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS    6                      22
REEDPOINT DOT   13                      35
ROGERS PASS      8                      21
ROSCOE HILL     10                      24
SACO DOT        16                      34
SIEBEN DOT      11                      25
SIOUX PASS      15                      23
SWAN LAKE       13                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   19                      32
SWEET GRASS     15                      27
TROUT CREEK     21                      38
TWO MEDICINE     3                      24
US2 STATELINE   14                      21
YAAK HILL       22                      22
YELLOWSTONE B   11                      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               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            0     5

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       29           8                12
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    22       20          35                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN       8    12       23          27                26
JORDAN SCAN     12    16       22          26                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       11          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         29       18          28                16
LINCOLN 11SE          22       22          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     5        8           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   10
MAXVILLE NR           11        8           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   17    28       31          22                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       32          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN      8    10       15          14                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  10    19       34          38                 6
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    20       21           5                 4
WEST YELLOWSTO        11        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                29
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        3          11                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
GREAT FALLS                 31           27     24          31
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
.END




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