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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED AUG 24 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          54        51          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    62    65        67          68
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          50          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    66    67        67          68          67
CAMERON 15SW  8800          50        48          49          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          48        45          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    73    68        64          62          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    46
GREAT FALLS   3776          69   68         66          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    64    63        63          63          62
JORDAN SCAN   2820    66    67        67          69           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          53        53          48          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          63        59          58          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          48        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    68    67        66          66          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        51          50          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    64    64        64          64          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        45          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          50        51          52          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    70    70        70          70          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    70    68        66          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    70    68        63          64          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    80    69        68          68          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    63    62        62          62          60
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          58        53          53          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          47        48          48          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    72                      75
ALZADA DOT    4327    84                      79
ARROW CREEK   3956    86                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    86                      86
BEARSMOUTH    3901    85                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    77                      78
BIDDLE DOT    3418    83                      86
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    71                      69
BOULDER PASS  5600    82                      70
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    90                      76
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    74                      73
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    80                      70
COMERSTOWN    2099    61                      71
COW CREEK     2500    67                      76
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    86                      75
DEEP CREEK    5870    72                      73
DEARBORN      3500    84                      77
DENTON DOT    3557    75                      74
E LIVINGSTON  4555    79                      77
EKALAKA DOT   3687    81                      75
ESSEX DOT     3875    78                      75
GARRISON DOT  4327    78                      77
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    83                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    71                      70
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    81                      79
GREENOUGH HL  4070    92                      78
HAYS DOT      3697    58                      70
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    90                      75
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    71                      77
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    91                      81
INGOMAR DOT   3018    82                      78
INVERNESS     3300    68                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    70                      70
KARST DOT     5698    80                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    69                      70
LINDSAY DIV   3198    70                      75
LOMA DOT      2557    82                      80
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    85                      74
MACDONALD PSS 6320    82                      69
MALTA SOUTH   3122    71                      73
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    61                      71
MONARCH CANYN 5218    74                      69
MONIDA PASS   6824    95                      74
NAVAHO DOT    2570    58                      72
NINEMILE DOT  4301    82                      79
NORRIS HILL   5695    83                      85
PENDROY DOT   4199    87                      73
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    85                      73
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    88                      77
ROSCOE HILL   5337    60                      74
SACO DOT      2177    70                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    88                      76
SIOUX PASS    2480    66                      77
SWAN LAKE     3567    78                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    83                      82
SWEET GRASS   3690    86                      69
TROUT CREEK   2384   101                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    74                      67
US2 STATELINE 2099    66                      78
YAAK HILL     2201    98                      82
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    80                      79

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           0        5           1           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    5          27          32
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9     9        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    23       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               22
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    11    19       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        1          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        5          10           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     9     8        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    18    23       19          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       27          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    11       10          19          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       18          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    13    16       28          33           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    17       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     8    13        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           8        9          17          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        3           6          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              106        200   200    90
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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