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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SUN NOV 23 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        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    30        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  32    31        32          32               34
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     31    32        33          33               41
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    37        38          40
HAVRE SCAN      36    37        37          40               44
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     34    35        36          39                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               39
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               38
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          36               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    33        34          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        35          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   33    35        37          40               44
MOUNT LOCKHART        32        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  31    32        33          35               42
SIDNEY 6NW      35              37
SIDNEY 8SW      34              35
SIDNEY SCAN     36    45        43          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  33    34        36          40               45
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    33        33          35               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  30    31        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          36               38
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               36

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

ABERDEEN HILL   29                      32
ALZADA DOT      27                      32
ARROW CREEK     27                      40
AVON NORTH      26                      26
BEARSMOUTH DOT  30                      32
BEAVER HILL     33                      32
BIDDLE DOT      27                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   21                      20
BOULDER PASS    23                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  28                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    26                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   29                      36
COMERSTOWN      22                      31
COW CREEK       29                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   27                      31
DEARBORN        33                      40
DENTON DOT      30                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  30                      40
EKALAKA DOT     29                      31
ESSEX DOT       30                      28
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    28                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  26                      31
GEYSER DOT      30                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  31                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  30                      31
HAYS DOT        29                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   30                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    29                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    32                      38
INGOMAR DOT     31                      31
INVERNESS       28                       M
JUDITH GAP      28                      32
KARST DOT       24                      32
LAME DEER       29                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   27                      31
LINDSAY DIVIDE  31                      32
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        34                      41
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  22                      30
MCDONALDS DOT   29                      29
MONARCH CANYON  12                      28
MONIDA PASS     29                      32
NAVAHO DOT      21                      30
NINEMILE DOT    30                      32
NORRIS HILL     24                      28
PENDROY DOT     24                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   19                      26
REEDPOINT DOT   32                      40
ROGERS PASS     24                      28
ROSCOE HILL     27                      95
SACO DOT        31                      42
SIEBEN DOT      30                      32
SIOUX PASS      28                      32
SWAN LAKE       30                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   36                      37
SWEET GRASS     29                      32
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    23                      31
US2 STATELINE   26                      30
YAAK HILL       25                      25
YELLOWSTONE B   31                      38

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               0     5
GLASGOW                0    11
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       22           7                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           11        9          10                 9
CAMERON 15SW          19       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     20    24       22          34                38
COOKE CITY NR         20        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      20    24       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     26    24       28          28                16
LAKESIDE 6SW           2       11          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW          9       13          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       17          18                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    18    13       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    22       25          19                12
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       34          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11       10          16                12
SIDNEY SCAN     13    11       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  19    26       35          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    16       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       6    13        9          12                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          13                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
GREAT FALLS                 99           46     45          52

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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