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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU APR 17 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           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  38    40        42          41
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     36    39        45          38               39
FISHTAIL                   42   37   37
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     39    42        42          43
HAVRE SCAN      38    40        40          40               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        41
JORDAN SCAN     38    41        42          41                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    34    36        37          38               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               35
MIZPAH 12NE            0        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   39    41        42          41               40
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      32              34
SIDNEY 8SW      35              38
SIDNEY SCAN     34    34        34          33                M
THREE FKS SCAN  42    44        45          44               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  36    41        42          41               39
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      43   43
ZORTMAN                         40   38

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

ABERDEEN HILL   36                      46
ALZADA DOT      74                      46
ARROW CREEK     37                      49
AVON NORTH      36                      36
BEARSMOUTH DOT  45                      53
BEAVER HILL     29                      42
BIG HOLE PASS   31                      29
BOULDER PASS    36
BOWMANS CORNER  39                      48
BOZEMAN PASS    34                      46
BULL MOUNTAIN   32                      45
COMERSTOWN      27                      33
COW CREEK       29                      39
CRYSTAL CREEK   38                      48
DEARBORN        40                      49
DENTON DOT      32                      45
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  37                      50
EKALAKA DOT     32                      44
ESSEX DOT       38                      46
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    41                      49
GEORGETOWN LAK  38                      41
GOVERNMENT HIL  35                      46
GREENOUGH HILL  42                      49
HAYS DOT        29                      36
HELMVILLE DOT   40                      46
HILLSIDE DOT    29                      42
HYSHAM HILLS    37                      49
INGOMAR DOT     33                      48
JUDITH GAP      35                      41
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       38                      46
LEWISTOWN DVD   29                      38
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        37                      47
LUFBOROUGH     152                      46
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   26                      35
MONARCH CANYON  32                      41
MONIDA PASS     32                      41
NINEMILE DOT    44                      46
NORRIS HILL     34                      37
PENDROY DOT     35                      40
RAYNOLDS PASS   27                      40
REDSTONE HILL   28                      35
REEDPOINT DOT   37                      50
ROGERS PASS     37                      43
ROSCOE HILL     32                      45
SACO DOT        29                      33
SIEBEN DOT      40
SIOUX PASS      29                      56
SWAN LAKE       41                      48
SWEENEY CREEK   35                      51
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     44                      51
TWO MEDICINE    33                      39
US2 STATELINE   30                      36
YAAK HILL       47                      51
YELLOWSTONE B   36                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
GREAT FALLS            0     0

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           18       30           6                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                   19          41                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          37                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    34       30          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          6        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      25    29       35          32                24
JORDAN SCAN     21    29       27          19                15
LAKEVIEW NEAR         15        6          22                10
LAKEVIEW 18NW         26       18          25                11
LINCOLN 11SE          23       19          16                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR           16       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       31          20                 9
MOUNT LOCKHART        37       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          30       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    20       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  23    30       33           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         21       24          26                31
WHITE SULPH 13SE       4        6          10                23

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                    23            7      6
GREAT FALLS                 21           21     20          29
MIZPAH 12NE           12                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        70     57
ZORTMAN                           29     59
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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