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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU AUG 21 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           54        52          53               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    70        71          69
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          52        51          50               48
COOKE CITY NR         46        46          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     62    64        67          66               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     72    70        69          68
HAVRE SCAN      72    70        68          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     73    73        70          70                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         54        53          48               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56               52
LINCOLN 11SE          51        50          51
LINDSAY SCAN    75    73        69          68               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        51          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           53        52          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   65    66        67          66               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        48        47          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          54        54          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      81              67
SIDNEY 8SW      72              69
SIDNEY SCAN     70    69        67          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  78    73        68          68               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  68    67        68          69               66
WEST YELLOWSTONE      61        59          61               59
WEST YELLOWST S       52        51          51               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      51        51          50               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   69                      76
ALZADA DOT      94                      85
ARROW CREEK     66                      82
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  70                      79
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      91                      96
BIG HOLE PASS   83                      83
BOULDER PASS    79                      73
BOWMANS CORNER  67                      73
BOZEMAN PASS    84                      71
BULL MOUNTAIN   63                      78
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       84                      79
CRYSTAL CREEK   78                      74
DEARBORN        79                      80
DENTON DOT      80                      78
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  83                      75
EKALAKA DOT     88                      81
ESSEX DOT       66                      74
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    69                      79
GEORGETOWN LAK  79                      67
GEYSER DOT      83                      75
GOVERNMENT HIL  75                      80
GREENOUGH HILL  89                      80
HAYS DOT        76                      75
HELMVILLE DOT   68                      78
HILLSIDE DOT    69                      79
HYSHAM HILLS    70                      82
INGOMAR DOT     71                      81
INVERNESS       76                       M
JUDITH GAP      71                      73
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       67                      80
LEWISTOWN DVD   68                      74
LINDSAY DIVIDE  88                      78
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        80                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   79                      75
MONARCH CANYON  72                      66
MONIDA PASS     77                      71
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    97                      67
NORRIS HILL     71                      77
PENDROY DOT     61                      71
RAYNOLDS PASS   63                      69
REEDPOINT DOT   79                      80
ROGERS PASS     60                      71
ROSCOE HILL     67                      74
SACO DOT        72                      62
SIEBEN DOT      77                      79
SIOUX PASS      86                      76
SWAN LAKE       87                      75
SWEENEY CREEK   72                      84
SWEET GRASS     58                      35
TROUT CREEK     93                      77
TWO MEDICINE    54                      65
US2 STATELINE   88                      77
YAAK HILL       86                      79
YELLOWSTONE B   63                      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            0        6           3                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                    4          40                36
CAMERON 15SW           9       31          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     21    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      13    14       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     20    29       30          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         11        4          26                14
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8        4          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13       17          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    12    12       10           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          48
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   13    15       19          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        11       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          26       33          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  11    13       35          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    19       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         24       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          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.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          200    200          71
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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