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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT APR 19 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           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  44    45        43          42
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     38    40        46          39               39
FISHTAIL                   42    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     39    42        43          43
HAVRE SCAN      42    43        43          41               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     40    43        43          42                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    39    40        41          39               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE            3        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   37    40        42          41               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      36              37
SIDNEY 8SW      40              41
SIDNEY SCAN     38    37        36          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  40    44        46          45               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  38    43        44          42               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      43   44
ZORTMAN                         43   42

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

ABERDEEN HILL   38                      50
ALZADA DOT      37                      51
ARROW CREEK     34                      53
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  33                      52
BEAVER HILL     35                      46
BIG HOLE PASS   27                      24
BOULDER PASS    31
BOWMANS CORNER  33                      49
BOZEMAN PASS    28                      46
BULL MOUNTAIN   35                      48
COMERSTOWN      36                      37
COW CREEK       35                      42
CRYSTAL CREEK   31                      47
DEARBORN        38                      51
DENTON DOT      32                      47
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  34                      50
EKALAKA DOT     35                      46
ESSEX DOT       29                      44
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    28                      49
GEORGETOWN LAK  23                      40
GOVERNMENT HIL  37                      49
GREENOUGH HILL  29                      48
HAYS DOT        37                      38
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      47
HILLSIDE DOT    31                      45
HYSHAM HILLS    34                      52
INGOMAR DOT     33                      49
JUDITH GAP      30                      44
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       36                      50
LEWISTOWN DVD   28                      39
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        40                      48
LUFBOROUGH     139                      46
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   36                      39
MONARCH CANYON  30                      42
MONIDA PASS     30                      42
NINEMILE DOT    32                      40
NORRIS HILL     35                      37
PENDROY DOT     31                      42
RAYNOLDS PASS   29                      42
REDSTONE HILL   35                      37
REEDPOINT DOT   36                      51
ROGERS PASS     29                      40
ROSCOE HILL     31                      50
SACO DOT        35                      33
SIEBEN DOT      30
SIOUX PASS      33                      60
SWAN LAKE       32                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   38                      53
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     34                      53
TWO MEDICINE    26                      39
US2 STATELINE   34                      40
YAAK HILL       36                      50
YELLOWSTONE B   36                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

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.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           18       30           6                40
BOZEMAN 12SE                   22          46                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          37                41
CONRAD SCAN     31    34       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      24    28       35          32                25
JORDAN SCAN     21    28       27          20                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         20       21          23                20
LAKEVIEW 18NW         30       20          33                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       19          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    16    15       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   14
MAXVILLE NR           16       10           0                18
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       30          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  12    19       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  22    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         22       27          26                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        5          10                23

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                    23            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 21           21     19          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        72     58
ZORTMAN                           29     60
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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