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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU JUL 31 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           64        56          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  69    70        71          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    51          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        52          51               47
COOKE CITY NR         50        46          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     83    78        78          68               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                49
GREAT FALLS     88    80        76          72
HAVRE SCAN      94    81        73          66               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        50
JORDAN SCAN     94    87        81          73                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        56          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58         M          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          58        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN    86    80        71          68               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    54
MAXVILLE NR           56        54          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   83    78        71          66               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          59        55          52               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW     100              67
SIDNEY 8SW      81              68
SIDNEY SCAN     78    74        67          64                M
THREE FKS SCAN  94    83        72          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN 103    84        80          72               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      70        71          65               60
WEST YELLOWST S       56        55          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      56        53          50               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   99                      82
ALZADA DOT     106                      87
ARROW CREEK    108                      87
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT 115                      84
BEAVER HILL     91                      78
BIDDLE DOT     131                      97
BIG HOLE PASS   78                      77
BOULDER PASS    97                      86
BOWMANS CORNER  95                      85
BOZEMAN PASS   118                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN  107                      91
COMERSTOWN     102                      83
COW CREEK      109                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN        99                      84
DENTON DOT     107                      84
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  85                      84
EKALAKA DOT     99                      83
ESSEX DOT      113                      83
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT   109                      88
GEORGETOWN LAK 104                      75
GEYSER DOT     102                      81
GOVERNMENT HIL 118                      87
GREENOUGH HILL 104                      86
HAYS DOT       116                      79
HELMVILLE DOT  107                      83
HILLSIDE DOT   115                      89
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT    106                      86
INVERNESS      108                       M
JUDITH GAP     113                      86
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER      118                      91
LEWISTOWN DVD  120                      81
LINDSAY DIVIDE 108                      82
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT       106                      81
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT  108                      85
MONARCH CANYON  91                      75
MONIDA PASS     75                      82
NAVAHO DOT     110                      82
NINEMILE DOT    31                      73
NORRIS HILL     99                      95
PENDROY DOT    107                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS   83                      82
REEDPOINT DOT  110                      83
ROGERS PASS     89                      86
ROSCOE HILL    105                      83
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT      94                      86
SIOUX PASS     109                      82
SWAN LAKE      118                      84
SWEENEY CREEK  123                      90
SWEET GRASS    111                      35
TROUT CREEK    126                      87
TWO MEDICINE   101                      80
US2 STATELINE  108                      82
YAAK HILL      107                      83
YELLOWSTONE B  100                      26

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        9           5                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    5          31                41
CAMERON 15SW          10       34          40                42
CONRAD SCAN     14    24       32          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         16        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN       7    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      7    17       25          22                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          28                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       14          20                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     6     7        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       14          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                11
MOCCASIN SCAN   12    20       21          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       29          45
NEIHART 12SE          24       34          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   6    14       40          44                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN   7    18       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         15       22          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       7        7          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                200          200    121          59
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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