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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU JUL 24 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           60        57          53               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  70    70        71          67
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          57        54          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        47          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     67    70        73          65               62
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     67    71        71          70
HAVRE SCAN      69    71        71          65               60
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     75    78        77          72                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         62        61          50               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58        64          54               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN    71    72        72          67               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    55
MAXVILLE NR           55        54          50               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   64    68        69          65               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        50        48          44               41
NEIHART 12SE          59        58          51               46
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      75              69
SIDNEY 8SW      77              72
SIDNEY SCAN     71    70        68          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  69    71        73          70               63
TIBER DAM SCAN  65    73        74          70               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      73        74          65               58
WEST YELLOWST S       59        56          50               44
WHITE SULPH 13SE      55        54          49               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   73                      83
ALZADA DOT      69                      86
ARROW CREEK     71                      87
AVON NORTH     117                      12
BEARSMOUTH DOT  83                      82
BEAVER HILL     73                      83
BIDDLE DOT      74                      85
BIG HOLE PASS   55                      55
BOULDER PASS    59                      81
BOWMANS CORNER  64                      81
BOZEMAN PASS    66                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN   72                      86
COMERSTOWN      65                      81
COW CREEK       67                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK   80                      77
DEARBORN        65                      83
DENTON DOT      67                      82
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  67                      84
EKALAKA DOT     69                      83
ESSEX DOT       68                      82
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    63                      85
GEORGETOWN LAK  62                      76
GEYSER DOT      65                      80
GOVERNMENT HIL  72                      87
GREENOUGH HILL  68                      85
HAYS DOT        68                      77
HELMVILLE DOT   67                      80
HILLSIDE DOT    68                      84
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     73                      85
INVERNESS       65                       M
JUDITH GAP      67                      81
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       73                      88
LEWISTOWN DVD   67                      78
LINDSAY DIVIDE  68                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        71                      79
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   65                      82
MONARCH CANYON  58                      78
MONIDA PASS     63                      80
NAVAHO DOT      65                      80
NINEMILE DOT    72                      87
NORRIS HILL     67                      70
PENDROY DOT     64                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS   64                      76
REEDPOINT DOT   69                      83
ROGERS PASS     60                      77
ROSCOE HILL     67                      82
SACO DOT        69                      60
SIEBEN DOT      66                      84
SIOUX PASS      66                      82
SWAN LAKE       70                      82
SWEENEY CREEK   74                      90
SWEET GRASS     66                      35
TROUT CREEK     67                      83
TWO MEDICINE    58                      73
US2 STATELINE   66                      83
YAAK HILL       99                      83
YELLOWSTONE B   70                      25

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            M     M

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            1       11           6                10
BOZEMAN 12SE                    9          40                43
CAMERON 15SW          15       40          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     25    23       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         22        0          12                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN       5    11       23          21                26
JORDAN SCAN      7    17       25          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8        7          32                20
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          16       18          22                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     7     7        9           7                14
LOOKOUT PASS           M       21          47
MANY GLACIER                    4
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   25    18       21          14                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       31          44
NEIHART 12SE          34       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    16       41          44                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  12    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       9        8          15                27

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                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          163     96          47
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            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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