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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE JUL 26 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          63        55          54          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    71    73        74          70
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    82    78        72          73          70
CAMERON 15SW  8800          56        51          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          53        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    86    81        76          66          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          87   80         75          71
HAVRE SCAN    2710    85    78        72          65          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    87    82        77          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          60        57          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          64        60          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          58        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    88    83        74          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        54          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    83    79        72          66          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          48        46          45          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          59        55          53          47
POPLAR 13NE   2085    82    79        77          72          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    74    72        69          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    84    77        67          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   101    85        80          71          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    76    72        65          64          62
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          63        54          52          46
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          56        53          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   107                      87
ALZADA DOT    4327   108                      88
ARROW CREEK   3956   115                      88
AVON NORTH    5085   103                      10
BEARSMOUTH    3901   113                      84
BEAVER HILL   2551   107                      89
BIDDLE DOT    3418   108                      10
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    70                      69
BOULDER PASS  5600   102                      84
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    94                      87
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    89                      85
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   110                      90
COMERSTOWN    2099    99                      83
COW CREEK     2500   108                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   125                      81
DEEP CREEK    5870    82                      84
DEARBORN      3500   109                      85
DENTON DOT    3557   109                      83
E LIVINGSTON  4555    92                      86
EKALAKA DOT   3687   105                      84
ESSEX DOT     3875    91                      81
GARRISON DOT  4327    96                      86
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    88                      76
GEYSER DOT    4138    94                      80
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   115                      89
GREENOUGH HL  4070   123                      86
HAYS DOT      3697   108                      77
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   106                      81
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   119                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018   117                      87
INVERNESS     3300    72                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    86                      84
KARST DOT     5698    91                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198   104                      84
LOMA DOT      2557   103                      85
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   111                      79
MACDONALD PSS 6320   107                      78
MALTA SOUTH   3122   110                      85
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   103                      84
MONARCH CANYN 5218    85                      82
MONIDA PASS   6824    81                      79
NAVAHO DOT    2570    87                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301    98                      86
NORRIS HILL   5695   103                      10
PENDROY DOT   4199    73                      84
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    97                      86
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   102                      90
ROSCOE HILL   5337    86                      82
SACO DOT      2177   109                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040   105                      86
SIOUX PASS    2480   100                      84
SWAN LAKE     3567    89                      83
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   121                      92
SWEET GRASS   3690    66                      83
TROUT CREEK   2384   121                      85
TWO MEDICINE  4920    70                      75
US2 STATELINE 2099   102                      85
YAAK HILL     2201   119                      83
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   105                      88

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           3       18           7          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    5          28          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    12       12           6           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       34          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    24       32          38          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               31
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    15       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    21       27          23          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        1          21          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        2          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          13        6          13           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    14     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       16          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    21       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       33          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          26       33          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       11          20          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    14       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    13    22       38          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    20       20          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        9          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          14       19          23          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        3           9          25

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              200        200   200    91
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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