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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON SEP 1 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           49        50          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  65    66        66          64
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        48          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         44        44          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     57    60        65          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                46
GREAT FALLS     58    62        62          64
HAVRE SCAN      60    62        64          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                48        48
JORDAN SCAN     60    62        64          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         50        51          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         49        52          52               51
LINCOLN 11SE          45        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN    59    61        64          63               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          47                M
MANY GLACIER                    52
MAXVILLE NR           48        50          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   54    58        61          62               61
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        45        45          44               42
NEIHART 12SE          47        50          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      56              62
SIDNEY 8SW      61              64
SIDNEY SCAN     61    62        63          62                M
THREE FKS SCAN  56    60        62          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  55    60        62          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      54        56          57               56
WEST YELLOWST S       44        45          48               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      45        47          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   55                      69
ALZADA DOT      52                      72
ARROW CREEK     57                      75
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  54                      75
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      58                      70
BIG HOLE PASS   44                      44
BOULDER PASS    53                      65
BOWMANS CORNER  55                      72
BOZEMAN PASS    47                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN   52                      71
COMERSTOWN      71                      77
COW CREEK       55                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK   53                      68
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      53                      72
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  52                      70
EKALAKA DOT     53                      71
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    50                      73
GEORGETOWN LAK  49                      64
GEYSER DOT      48                      68
GOVERNMENT HIL  56                      73
GREENOUGH HILL  49                      72
HAYS DOT        52                      69
HELMVILLE DOT   48                      71
HILLSIDE DOT    58                      73
HYSHAM HILLS    57                      76
INGOMAR DOT     57                      75
INVERNESS       52                       M
JUDITH GAP      48                      65
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       56                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   49                      68
LINDSAY DIVIDE  54                      72
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        59                      77
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   50                      66
MONARCH CANYON  44                      60
MONIDA PASS     48                      66
NAVAHO DOT      51                      68
NINEMILE DOT    48                      65
NORRIS HILL     52                      55
PENDROY DOT     51                      68
RAYNOLDS PASS   46                      56
REEDPOINT DOT   55                      74
ROGERS PASS     48                      63
ROSCOE HILL     50                      67
SACO DOT        55                      59
SIEBEN DOT      55                      73
SIOUX PASS      53                      71
SWAN LAKE       58                      70
SWEENEY CREEK   57                      77
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     55                      75
TWO MEDICINE    46                      62
US2 STATELINE   53                      71
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   55                      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        7           2                 8
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                59
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     23    32       33          39                40
COOKE CITY NR         32        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               28
HAVRE SCAN      20    25       35          33                 9
JORDAN SCAN     30    35       40          42                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         31       19          36                32
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       19          19                18
LINCOLN 11SE          14       17          17                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    17       16          11                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    29       34          26                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       26          44
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     24    27       31          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  24    32       41          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  21    31       33          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO        19        7           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         24       28          28                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       12          16                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                 22           20     16          22
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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