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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON SEP 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          47        44          46          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    48    51        53          57
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    46          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          38        40          42          44
COOKE CITY NR 8700          43        41          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    65    58        55          52          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    40
GREAT FALLS   3776          63   59         57          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    61    58        55          56          57
JORDAN SCAN   2820    59    58        55          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          43        44          41          47
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          52        48          48          49
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        42          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    58    57        54          56          57
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    48
MAXVILLE NR   7210          47        44          45          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    64    60        55          56          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          41        41          41          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          43        42          43          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    57    55        54          57           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    65    61        54          55          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    70    60        57          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          48        43          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          42        41          42          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    75                      62
ALZADA DOT    4327    74                      64
ARROW CREEK   3956    85                      64
AVON NORTH    5085    82                      82
BEARSMOUTH    3901    86                      62
BEAVER HILL   2551    72                      64
BIDDLE DOT    3418    82                      75
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    79                      77
BOULDER PASS  5600    80                      63
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    81                      62
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    81                      61
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    84                      59
COMERSTOWN    2099    70                      50
COW CREEK     2500    74                      61
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    68                      59
DEEP CREEK    5870    71                      59
DEARBORN      3500    80                      62
DENTON DOT    3557    87                      61
E LIVINGSTON  4555    84                      64
EKALAKA DOT   3687    70                      60
ESSEX DOT     3875    62                      59
GARRISON DOT  4327    81                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    82                      55
GEYSER DOT    4138    81                      59
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    76                      62
GREENOUGH HL  4070    87                      62
HAYS DOT      3697    74                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    84                      60
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    73                      62
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    83                      63
INGOMAR DOT   3018    83                      60
INVERNESS     3300    80                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    79                      63
KARST DOT     5698    69                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    78                      57
LINDSAY DIV   3198    74                      60
LOMA DOT      2557    85                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    79                      59
MACDONALD PSS 6320    76                      54
MALTA SOUTH   3122    84                      60
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    70                      59
MONARCH CANYN 5218    79                      58
MONIDA PASS   6824    80                      58
NAVAHO DOT    2570    69                      58
NINEMILE DOT  4301    76                      62
NORRIS HILL   5695    81                      79
PENDROY DOT   4199    77                      63
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    81                      64
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    71                      64
ROSCOE HILL   5337    77                      60
SACO DOT      2177    81                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    83                      61
SIOUX PASS    2480    72                      60
SWAN LAKE     3567    67                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    82                      66
SWEET GRASS   3690    84                      60
TROUT CREEK   2384    78                      62
TWO MEDICINE  4920    77                      57
US2 STATELINE 2099    72                      60
YAAK HILL     2201    86                      67
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    81                      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          12       23           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   11          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          40          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    35       32          38          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    23    30       31          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    34       24          21          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        0          18           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          20        1          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       18          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    16       16           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    27    30       32          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       35          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       36          31          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    29    31       34          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    22    31       41          29           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    21    19       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          19       21          22          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        5           9          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              108        200   200    75
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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