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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED MAY 25 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          45        39          40          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    52    55        53          52
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    39          38          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    64    61        57          58          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    65    57        55          48          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          61   58         55          54
HAVRE SCAN    2710    60    57        54          51          49
JORDAN SCAN   2820    65    62        59          56           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          44        43          37          39
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          48        43          41          40
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        34          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    66    63        58          57          53
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        40          39           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    42
MAXVILLE NR   7210          39        38          38          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    60    57        52          50          49
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        34          33          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    65    63        60          59          52
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    60    58        56          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    64    60        52          51          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    74    62        57          53          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    57    52        48          48          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          52        48          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    67                      63
ALZADA DOT    4327    68                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    81                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    81                      80
BEARSMOUTH    3901    81                      58
BEAVER HILL   2551    86                      69
BIDDLE DOT    3418    80                      74
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    85                      78
BOULDER PASS  5600    95                      61
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    90                      60
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    88                      59
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    85                      67
COMERSTOWN    2099    68                      21
COW CREEK     2500    90                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    94                      62
DEEP CREEK    5870    62                      57
DEARBORN      3500    76                      60
DENTON DOT    3557    60                      59
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    76                      65
ESSEX DOT     3875    72                      58
GARRISON DOT  4327    82                      60
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    76                      51
GEYSER DOT    4138    76                      56
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    81                      67
GREENOUGH HL  4070    94                      61
HAYS DOT      3697    50                      55
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    92                      57
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    78                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    91                      67
INVERNESS     3300    87                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    60                      61
KARST DOT     5698    80                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    62                      56
LINDSAY DIV   3198    89                      66
LOMA DOT      2557    82                      61
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    78                      53
MACDONALD PSS 6320    76                      50
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    77                      63
MONARCH CANYN 5218    71                      55
MONIDA PASS   6824    59                      54
NAVAHO DOT    2570    82                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    89                      60
NORRIS HILL   5695    92                      84
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    65                      53
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    69                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    92                      62
ROSCOE HILL   5337    81                      57
SACO DOT      2177    68                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    66                      67
SIOUX PASS    2480    82                      66
SWAN LAKE     3567    70                      59
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    78                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    99                      59
TROUT CREEK   2384   100                      63
TWO MEDICINE  4920    77                      54
US2 STATELINE 2099    76                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    87                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    85                      66

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          26       31          11          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   25          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    22    11       11           5          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    35    37       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          26           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    30    34       36          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    18    29       37          40          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          11
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    19    17       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          39
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          19       18           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32       34          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          39       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       11          22          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    15       21          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    30       42          44           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    28    36       38           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       12          13           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          20        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          15       19          21          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               13         18    15    27
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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