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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU OCT 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           41        40          42               44
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  45    47        49          51
BOZEMAN 12SE                    43          43               44
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          33        35          36               39
COOKE CITY NR         36        36          39                M
CONRAD SCAN     50    49        51          50               53
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                38
GREAT FALLS     52    51        51          52
HAVRE SCAN      53    52        51          52               54
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                45        44
JORDAN SCAN     52    52        50          52                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         38        38          36               43
LAKEVIEW 15NW         41        40          42               45
LINCOLN 11SE          38        38          42
LINDSAY SCAN    51    51        49          51               52
LOOKOUT PASS           M        43          43                M
MANY GLACIER                    46
MAXVILLE NR           38        40          43               44
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   51    50        49          51               52
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        39        39          39               39
NEIHART 12SE          34        36          39               40
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      51              49
SIDNEY 8SW      47              48
SIDNEY SCAN     50    49        49          51                M
THREE FKS SCAN  55    52        50          52               54
TIBER DAM SCAN  54    50        50          52               54
WEST YELLOWSTONE      40        39          42               46
WEST YELLOWST S       35        36          40               42
WHITE SULPH 13SE      37        38          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   60                      58
ALZADA DOT      57                      58
ARROW CREEK     64                      61
AVON NORTH      51                      51
BEARSMOUTH DOT  56                      55
BEAVER HILL     58                      59
BIDDLE DOT      60                      64
BIG HOLE PASS   44                      44
BOULDER PASS    54                      53
BOWMANS CORNER  54                      54
BOZEMAN PASS    57                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN   60                      59
COMERSTOWN      55                      53
COW CREEK       56                      56
CRYSTAL CREEK   49                      53
DEARBORN        65                      62
DENTON DOT      57                      55
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  61                      59
EKALAKA DOT     56                      56
ESSEX DOT       48                      52
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    55                      55
GEORGETOWN LAK  46                      46
GEYSER DOT      55                      54
GOVERNMENT HIL  60                      58
GREENOUGH HILL  50                      53
HAYS DOT        57                      55
HELMVILLE DOT   52                      53
HILLSIDE DOT    60                      57
HYSHAM HILLS    62                      61
INGOMAR DOT     60                      58
INVERNESS       55                       M
JUDITH GAP      57                      53
KARST DOT       53                      49
LAME DEER       60                      60
LEWISTOWN DVD   52                      50
LINDSAY DIVIDE  58                      56
LOLO PASS       39                      38
LOMA DOT        59                      62
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  49                      48
MCDONALDS DOT   53                      53
MONARCH CANYON  50                      47
MONIDA PASS     54                      52
NAVAHO DOT      55                      54
NINEMILE DOT    51                      51
NORRIS HILL     54                      55
PENDROY DOT     52                      51
RAYNOLDS PASS   52                      49
REEDPOINT DOT   64                      57
ROGERS PASS     46                      49
ROSCOE HILL     59                      49
SACO DOT        66                      51
SIEBEN DOT      56                      56
SIOUX PASS      57                      56
SWAN LAKE       51                      52
SWEENEY CREEK   64                      61
SWEET GRASS     56                      55
TROUT CREEK     52                      55
TWO MEDICINE    44                      50
US2 STATELINE   55                      56
YAAK HILL       54                      54
YELLOWSTONE B   68                      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            5       22           1                 6
BOZEMAN 12SE                   15          40                39
CAMERON 15SW          29       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     19    24       32          37                38
COOKE CITY NR         28        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               38
HAVRE SCAN      12    14       25          27                10
JORDAN SCAN     13    22       30          31                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       18          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         22       14          28                17
LINCOLN 11SE          16       10          13                 5
LINDSAY SCAN    10    10       11           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          43
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 4
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    25       29          20                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        21       35          39
NEIHART 12SE          37       37          31                35
SIDNEY SCAN     13    15       18          18                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       38          41                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN   9    18       19           8                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        12        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE      10       12          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                116           60     45          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
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