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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON OCT 20 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           43        41          43               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    48        49          52
BOZEMAN 12SE                    43          44               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          33        35          37               40
COOKE CITY NR         36        37          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     59    54        56          51               54
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                39
GREAT FALLS     60    57        55          54
HAVRE SCAN      58    54        51          53               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                63        63
JORDAN SCAN     54    53        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         38        38          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         46        43          44               45
LINCOLN 11SE          42        41          43
LINDSAY SCAN    55    54        50          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        44          44                M
MANY GLACIER                    47
MAXVILLE NR           44        44          43               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    52        50          52               53
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        39        39          40               40
NEIHART 12SE          34        36          39               41
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      50              49
SIDNEY 8SW      45              48
SIDNEY SCAN     52    50        49          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  60    55        50          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  67    55        52          53               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      39        40          44               47
WEST YELLOWST S       36        37          41               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      40        39          39               40
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   66                      60
ALZADA DOT      65                      60
ARROW CREEK     72                      62
AVON NORTH      64                      64
BEARSMOUTH DOT  69                      57
BEAVER HILL     66                      62
BIDDLE DOT      71                      71
BIG HOLE PASS   61                      61
BOULDER PASS    64                      57
BOWMANS CORNER  67                      59
BOZEMAN PASS    68                      58
BULL MOUNTAIN   72                      62
COMERSTOWN      61                      56
COW CREEK       66                      57
CRYSTAL CREEK   50                      53
DEARBORN        75                      63
DENTON DOT      68                      57
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  71                      61
EKALAKA DOT     64                      57
ESSEX DOT       50                      55
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    67                      58
GEORGETOWN LAK  65                      50
GEYSER DOT      66                      56
GOVERNMENT HIL  68                      60
GREENOUGH HILL  65                      55
HAYS DOT        88                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   68                      55
HILLSIDE DOT    68                      60
HYSHAM HILLS    70                      62
INGOMAR DOT     69                      59
INVERNESS       66                       M
JUDITH GAP      66                      57
KARST DOT       61                      50
LAME DEER       69                      63
LEWISTOWN DVD   55                      51
LINDSAY DIVIDE  65                      56
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        71                      63
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  67                      53
MCDONALDS DOT   61                      55
MONARCH CANYON  63                      51
MONIDA PASS     68                      56
NAVAHO DOT      60                      55
NINEMILE DOT    59                      52
NORRIS HILL     66                      68
PENDROY DOT     66                      53
RAYNOLDS PASS   60                      56
REEDPOINT DOT   69                      58
ROGERS PASS     62                      60
ROSCOE HILL     65                      60
SACO DOT        73                      52
SIEBEN DOT      68                      57
SIOUX PASS      63                      56
SWAN LAKE       63                      54
SWEENEY CREEK   72                      63
SWEET GRASS     66                      56
TROUT CREEK     62                      55
TWO MEDICINE    66                      59
US2 STATELINE   63                      56
YAAK HILL       42                      42
YELLOWSTONE B   75                      60

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        8           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          27       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     12    24       32          37                39
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       24          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     13    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         29       17          35                28
LAKEVIEW 18NW         23       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          14       10          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    12    11       11           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          44
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    26       29          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        18       32          40
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     14    15       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          42                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    18       20           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        10        2           3                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE      10       11          15                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                106           63     47          44
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
.END





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