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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU SEP 18 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        49          48               46
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  57    59        57          58
BOZEMAN 12SE                    48          47               46
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          49        44          43               44
COOKE CITY NR         44        43          42                M
CONRAD SCAN     65    60        63          57               56
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                44
GREAT FALLS     67    63        62          61
HAVRE SCAN      64    61        59          58               57
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                47        47
JORDAN SCAN     63    61        59          58                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         51        49          43               47
LAKEVIEW 15NW         60        55          52               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        47          47
LINDSAY SCAN    62    60        57          56               56
LOOKOUT PASS           M        49          46                M
MANY GLACIER                    50
MAXVILLE NR           52        51          48               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   64    61        59          57               57
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        43        42          41               40
NEIHART 12SE          48        46          45               44
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      67              56
SIDNEY 8SW      60              56
SIDNEY SCAN     60    58        56          56                M
THREE FKS SCAN  65    63        59          58               58
TIBER DAM SCAN  68    61        59          58               57
WEST YELLOWSTONE      57        53          53               54
WEST YELLOWST S       52        48          47               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      48        46          44               43
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

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

ABERDEEN HILL   75                      69
ALZADA DOT      84                      70
ARROW CREEK     65                      71
AVON NORTH      80                      80
BEARSMOUTH DOT  82                      68
BEAVER HILL     76                      69
BIDDLE DOT      88                      83
BIG HOLE PASS   86                      86
BOULDER PASS    77                      66
BOWMANS CORNER  80                      67
BOZEMAN PASS    63                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN    M                       M
COMERSTOWN      74                      66
COW CREEK       78                      66
CRYSTAL CREEK   69                      65
DEARBORN         M                       M
DENTON DOT      80                      67
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  64                      69
EKALAKA DOT     78                      67
ESSEX DOT       71                      67
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    77                      69
GEORGETOWN LAK  76                      61
GEYSER DOT      79                      65
GOVERNMENT HIL  76                      69
GREENOUGH HILL  87                      68
HAYS DOT        89                      65
HELMVILLE DOT   81                      67
HILLSIDE DOT    78                      69
HYSHAM HILLS    75                      70
INGOMAR DOT     80                      69
INVERNESS       81                       M
JUDITH GAP      71                      66
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       76                      72
LEWISTOWN DVD   74                      64
LINDSAY DIVIDE  75                      64
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        82                      70
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   75                      65
MONARCH CANYON  73                      64
MONIDA PASS     79                      64
NAVAHO DOT      73                      64
NINEMILE DOT    83                      61
NORRIS HILL     64                      66
PENDROY DOT     79                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS   71                      65
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      69
ROGERS PASS     74                      70
ROSCOE HILL     63                      66
SACO DOT        80                      55
SIEBEN DOT      81                      66
SIOUX PASS      77                      65
SWAN LAKE       77                      66
SWEENEY CREEK   78                      72
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     86                      69
TWO MEDICINE    76                      68
US2 STATELINE   75                      66
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   66                      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     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            0        6           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   12          39                41
CAMERON 15SW          21       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     26    34       34          38                39
COOKE CITY NR         25        0           8                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               25
HAVRE SCAN      17    22       31          30                24
JORDAN SCAN     24    32       37          38                17
LAKEVIEW NEAR         24       16          35                25
LAKEVIEW 18NW         19       12          18                17
LINCOLN 11SE          13        9          15                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    12    11       14          10                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER                    1
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 M
MOCCASIN SCAN   20    27       30          22                15
MOUNT LOCKHART        12       31          41
NEIHART 12SE          36       36          31                34
SIDNEY SCAN     14    16       22          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  18    26       39          42                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  19    27       27           9                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        0           1                 0
WEST YELLOW S         17       22          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        8          14                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                 42           40     31          33
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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