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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016


... 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
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          46        44          43          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    58    60        57          54
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    41          40          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    54    56        57          58          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    51    55        56          51          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          54   57         56          57
HAVRE SCAN    2710    52    53        54          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    54    57        58          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          50        49          39          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          47        49          44          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        40          39
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    54    55        58          58          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          42        43          40          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    51    54        55          53          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          38        37          35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    56    57        59          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    55    56        56          55           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    52    55        56          53          50
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    50    55        56          56          52
UTICA 11SW    5070    48    51        51          51          49
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          52        54          50          46
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          38        38          35          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    46                      62
ALZADA DOT    4327    50                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    48                      69
AVON NORTH    5085    41                      41
BEARSMOUTH    3901   100                      65
BEAVER HILL   2551    50                      63
BIDDLE DOT    3418    51                      63
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    41                      39
BOULDER PASS  5600    45                      60
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    51                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    43                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    48                      65
COMERSTOWN    2099    53                      23
COW CREEK     2500    51                      66
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    47                      68
DEEP CREEK    5870    36                      59
DEARBORN      3500    51                      66
DENTON DOT    3557    48                      63
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    46                      66
ESSEX DOT     3875    43                      62
GARRISON DOT  4327    44                      67
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    41                      58
GEYSER DOT    4138    42                      59
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    48                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    45                      65
HAYS DOT      3697    45                      58
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    46                      64
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    54                      69
INGOMAR DOT   3018    48                      67
INVERNESS     3300    47                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    42                      60
KARST DOT     5698    44                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    44                      60
LINDSAY DIV   3198    49                      65
LOMA DOT      2557    53                      67
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    45                      63
MACDONALD PSS 6320    42                      58
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    51                      60
MONARCH CANYN 5218    45                      56
MONIDA PASS   6824    42                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    49                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    47                      68
NORRIS HILL   5695    43                      48
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    38                      57
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    44                      55
ROSCOE HILL   5337    44                      61
SACO DOT      2177    53                      51
SIEBEN DOT    4040    46                      66
SIOUX PASS    2480    52                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    44                      63
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    49                      69
SWEET GRASS   3690    43                      59
TROUT CREEK   2384    50                      70
TWO MEDICINE  4920    39                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    52                      65
YAAK HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    50                      69

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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR   6150          21       30          10          14
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   26          52          53
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    23       10           7          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          47          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    24    33       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          35        0          40           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               41
HAVRE SCAN    2710    21    30       35          33          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    29    26       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       21          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       27          25          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    14       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          13       14           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    33       34          23           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          38       38          33          38
POPLAR 13NE   2085    11    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    15    16       22          19           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    28       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    30       36           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          15        5           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       29          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          15       17          17          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.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               22         22    18    28
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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