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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST TUE JAN 27 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           34        34          35               36
BOZEMAN EXP ST  29    31        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        34          34               36
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    31        30          30               30
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     38    34        34          31               36
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     45    43        42          40
HAVRE SCAN      34    32        32          35               37
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          33        34          34               36
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          29               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         33        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35               35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          32               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MOCCASIN SCAN   37    33        33          35               37
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
POPLAR 13NE CR  30    29        29          28               30
SIDNEY 6NW      33              33
SIDNEY 8SW      32              31
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  35    32        32          32               34
UTICA 11SW CRN  35    31        32          33
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
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   51                      38
ALZADA DOT      49                      35
ARROW CREEK     52                      39
AVON NORTH      39                      39
BEARSMOUTH DOT  41                      32
BEAVER HILL     44                      36
BIDDLE DOT      50                      47
BIG HOLE PASS   38                      36
BOULDER PASS    42                      38
BOWMANS CORNER  48                      35
BOZEMAN PASS    46                      37
BULL MOUNTAIN   51                      39
COMERSTOWN      36                      31
COW CREEK       41                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      31
DEARBORN        56                      44
DENTON DOT      43                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  55                      45
EKALAKA DOT     47                      31
ESSEX DOT       33                      32
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    41                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  37                      31
GEYSER DOT      52                      38
GOVERNMENT HIL  48                      35
GREENOUGH HILL  37                      32
HAYS DOT        53                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   38                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    49                      33
HYSHAM HILLS    55                      34
INGOMAR DOT     32                      31
INVERNESS       44                       M
JUDITH GAP      46                      39
KARST DOT       40                      31
LAME DEER       61                      35
LEWISTOWN DVD   41                      32
LINDSAY DIVIDE  47                      34
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        51                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  39                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   38                      32
MONARCH CANYON  38                      29
MONIDA PASS     46                      34
NAVAHO DOT      36                      31
NINEMILE DOT    37                      32
NORRIS HILL     45                      46
PENDROY DOT     43                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   36                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   46                      37
ROGERS PASS     45                      39
ROSCOE HILL     50                      39
SACO DOT        39                      35
SIEBEN DOT      46                      32
SIOUX PASS      43                      38
SWAN LAKE       37                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   53                      36
SWEET GRASS     44                      35
TROUT CREEK     36                      32
TWO MEDICINE    50                      38
US2 STATELINE   39                      30
YAAK HILL       44                      44
YELLOWSTONE B   58                      42

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    39
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                12
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       15          38                39
BRUSETT 6SE           10        7           7                 6
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     35    34       34          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      31    15       24          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     17    21       24          24                15
LAKESIDE 6SW          24       24          28                31
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       14          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          18       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    14    32       21           7                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       40          35
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR            8        3           0                 8
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    31       28          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        35       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          15                11
SIDNEY SCAN     12    13       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  34    25       30          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  41    36       24           6                 6
UTICA 11SW      13    15       11          14                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         8        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        4           9                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                 14           18     14          22

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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