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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU MAY 5 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          48        44          39          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    51    53        50          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    39          37          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    60    61        59          60          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    57    58        60          50          46
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          54   57         56          55
HAVRE SCAN    2710    55    56        56          50          46
JORDAN SCAN   2820    55    57        56          51           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        45          34          36
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          47        47          41          38
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    55    56        55          50          47
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        38          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          45        44          39          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    53    55        54          50          47
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085    57    59        58          52          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    54    54        52          49           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    57    57        53          50          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    55    59        60          53          48
UTICA 11SW    5070    52    53        51          49          46
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          53        51          50          40
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    58                      64
ALZADA DOT    4327    50                      63
ARROW CREEK   3956    59                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    49                      49
BEARSMOUTH    3901    52                      67
BEAVER HILL   2551    59                      68
BIDDLE DOT    3418    54                      66
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    46                      45
BOULDER PASS  5600    53                      64
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    54                      68
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    52                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    57                      68
COMERSTOWN    2099    58                      31
COW CREEK     2500    55                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    55                      69
DEEP CREEK    5870    46                      63
DEARBORN      3500    56                      68
DENTON DOT    3557    54                      65
E LIVINGSTON  4555    53                      66
EKALAKA DOT   3687    52                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    53                      67
GARRISON DOT  4327    51                      67
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    46                      59
GEYSER DOT    4138    54                      63
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    58                      68
GREENOUGH HL  4070    51                      68
HAYS DOT      3697    55                      60
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    51                      65
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    61                      64
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    62                      64
INGOMAR DOT   3018    58                      67
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    53                      64
KARST DOT     5698    46                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    57                      61
LINDSAY DIV   3198    56                      66
LOMA DOT      2557    58                      62
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    50                      65
MACDONALD PSS 6320    53                      62
MALTA SOUTH   3122    60                      69
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    57                      68
MONARCH CANYN 5218    51                      62
MONIDA PASS   6824    48                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    56                      67
NINEMILE DOT  4301    57                      69
NORRIS HILL   5695    51                      55
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    44                      58
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    54                      64
ROGERS PASS   5406    53                      65
ROSCOE HILL   5337    57                      62
SACO DOT      2177    59                      45
SIEBEN DOT    4040    53                      67
SIOUX PASS    2480    57                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    52                      68
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    57                      70
SWEET GRASS   3690    61                      66
TROUT CREEK   2384    57                      69
TWO MEDICINE  4920    52                      62
US2 STATELINE 2099    59                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    58                      71
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    58                      67

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          22       30          10          18
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   23          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    15    10       14           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          40          42
CONRAD SCAN   3706    26    34       33          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          28        0          14           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    14    24       33          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    32       36          34          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          28       19          36          30
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          31       20          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    14    14       16          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210          12       14           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    20    28       32          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       37          34          38
POPLAR 13NE   2085    13    25       17          22          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    23    26       32          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    21       40          38           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    21    32       37           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    17       11          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          13        5           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       30          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          13       11          17          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               21         21    17    26
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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