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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 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           52        53          53               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  68    70        71          69
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               48
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          53        52          50               48
COOKE CITY NR         46        46          44                M
CONRAD SCAN     58    61        64          65               65
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     61    65        66          68
HAVRE SCAN      64    66        67          66               63
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     66    68        69          70                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         52        53          48               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         66        61          56               52
LINCOLN 11SE          49        50          51
LINDSAY SCAN    66    68        69          67               63
LOOKOUT PASS           M        51          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           49        52          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   60    63        66          66               64
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        47          46               43
NEIHART 12SE          52        54          53               50
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      68              68
SIDNEY 8SW      71              70
SIDNEY SCAN     67    67        67          66                M
THREE FKS SCAN  61    64        67          68               65
TIBER DAM SCAN  59    63        65          68               65
WEST YELLOWSTONE      58        61          61               59
WEST YELLOWST S       50        51          51               47
WHITE SULPH 13SE      50        51          49               47
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   60                      72
ALZADA DOT      68                      83
ARROW CREEK     60                      80
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  60                      77
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      69                      79
BIG HOLE PASS   50                      50
BOULDER PASS    52                      69
BOWMANS CORNER  54                      72
BOZEMAN PASS    53                      70
BULL MOUNTAIN   59                      73
COMERSTOWN       M                       M
COW CREEK       63                      78
CRYSTAL CREEK   59                      74
DEARBORN        56                      78
DENTON DOT      60                      76
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  57                      74
EKALAKA DOT     66                      80
ESSEX DOT       55                      73
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    54                      77
GEORGETOWN LAK  49                      65
GEYSER DOT      58                      74
GOVERNMENT HIL  66                      78
GREENOUGH HILL  61                      79
HAYS DOT        59                      74
HELMVILLE DOT   61                      77
HILLSIDE DOT    64                      75
HYSHAM HILLS    64                      81
INGOMAR DOT     62                      79
INVERNESS       55                       M
JUDITH GAP      56                      69
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       64                      75
LEWISTOWN DVD   59                      72
LINDSAY DIVIDE  64                      78
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        64                      82
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   60                      72
MONARCH CANYON  45                      65
MONIDA PASS     57                      70
NAVAHO DOT       M                       M
NINEMILE DOT    31                      66
NORRIS HILL     53                      56
PENDROY DOT     53                      69
RAYNOLDS PASS   49                      61
REEDPOINT DOT   59                      78
ROGERS PASS     53                      64
ROSCOE HILL     58                      72
SACO DOT        64                      62
SIEBEN DOT      55                      78
SIOUX PASS      64                      77
SWAN LAKE       62                      75
SWEENEY CREEK   68                      81
SWEET GRASS     55                      35
TROUT CREEK     64                      78
TWO MEDICINE    48                      61
US2 STATELINE   65                      78
YAAK HILL       60                      76
YELLOWSTONE B   57                      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          41                37
CAMERON 15SW           9       31          35                41
CONRAD SCAN     32    22       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         15        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               37
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       22          20                12
JORDAN SCAN     19    29       31          21                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15        6          26                15
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8        4          18                18
LINCOLN 11SE          13       18          16                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    15    12       10           6                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        6          48
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    15       20          13                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       26          46
NEIHART 12SE          26       33          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     15    17       20          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  10    13       35          39                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  19    19       17          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         24       24          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        4          22                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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