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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED MAY 4 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        43          38          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    49    51        50          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    38          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    58    60        57          58          55
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    54    57        58          48          46
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          48   49         48          49
HAVRE SCAN    2710    54    55        54          49          46
JORDAN SCAN   2820    52    55        55          50           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          45        44          33          35
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          45        46          40          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52    54        53          49          46
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        37          35           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    43
MAXVILLE NR   7210          44        42          38          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    52    53        53          48          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    56    57        57          50          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    52    52        51          48           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    52    54        52          49          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    52    58        58          52          47
UTICA 11SW    5070    49    51        49          48          45
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          49        49          50          39
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    61                      52
ALZADA DOT    4327    57                      53
ARROW CREEK   3956    61                      55
AVON NORTH    5085    58                      58
BEARSMOUTH    3901    60                      59
BEAVER HILL   2551    70                      57
BIDDLE DOT    3418    59                      52
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    54                      50
BOULDER PASS  5600    59                      50
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    62                      55
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    54                      50
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    63                      55
COMERSTOWN    2099    70                      44
COW CREEK     2500    70                      57
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    47                      60
DEEP CREEK    5870    53                      51
DEARBORN      3500    57                      57
DENTON DOT    3557    62                      54
E LIVINGSTON  4555    59                      54
EKALAKA DOT   3687    62                      52
ESSEX DOT     3875    46                      57
GARRISON DOT  4327    54                      57
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    39                      49
GEYSER DOT    4138    58                      51
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    69                      55
GREENOUGH HL  4070    59                      58
HAYS DOT      3697    57                      51
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    60                      56
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    67                      55
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    58                      55
INGOMAR DOT   3018    68                      55
INVERNESS     3300    66                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    61                      50
KARST DOT     5698    37                      51
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    59                      50
LINDSAY DIV   3198    69                      56
LOMA DOT      2557    61                      56
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    42                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    58                      49
MALTA SOUTH   3122    67                      56
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    68                      57
MONARCH CANYN 5218    54                      51
MONIDA PASS   6824    55                      51
NAVAHO DOT    2570    65                      57
NINEMILE DOT  4301    55                      61
NORRIS HILL   5695    57                      49
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    55                      46
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    57                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    60                      48
ROSCOE HILL   5337    43                      49
SACO DOT      2177    69                      44
SIEBEN DOT    4040    60                      57
SIOUX PASS    2480    72                      55
SWAN LAKE     3567    46                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    66                      58
SWEET GRASS   3690    62                      54
TROUT CREEK   2384    54                      63
TWO MEDICINE  4920    53                      51
US2 STATELINE 2099    68                      58
YAAK HILL     2201    51                      64
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    59                      55

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          24       31          10          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   24          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    17       15           7          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    35       32          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          23        0          11           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    17    26       34          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    24    33       36          34          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          29       18          36          31
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       21          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    15       17          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210          14       14           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    24    29       32          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          23       34          33          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    16    27       17          21          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    25    27       32          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    23       40          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    22    33       37           6           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    17       11          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          14        5           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       30          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       10          16          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               15         18    15    25
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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