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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT DEC 10 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          33        34          36          38
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    30    32        35          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    28    28        33          32          33
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        32          34           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    24    27        31          34          41
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          29   32         32          35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    23    26        29          36          41
JORDAN SCAN   2820    24    26        29          35           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          29          36
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52   156       175         201         255
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          31        32          35          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    28    30        33          38          42
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          33          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    27    29        32          35          43
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    30    31        34          37           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    30    31        33          38          43
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    23        24          33          40
UTICA 11SW    5070    28    29        32          35          36
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          28        30          32          35

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    14                      26
ALZADA DOT    4327     6                      23
ARROW CREEK   3956    15                      29
AVON NORTH    5085    17                      17
BEARSMOUTH    3901    18                      28
BEAVER HILL   2551     0                      14
BIDDLE DOT    3418    12                      20
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    25                      23
BOULDER PASS  5600    19                      19
BOWMANS CORNR 4301     8                      24
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    17                      21
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    15                      23
COMERSTOWN    2099    -6                       0
COW CREEK     2500     0                      23
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    22                      29
DEEP CREEK    5870    17                      22
DEARBORN      3500     2                      25
DENTON DOT    3557    13                      28
E LIVINGSTON  4555    16                      28
EKALAKA DOT   3687     4                      24
ESSEX DOT     3875     5                      21
GARRISON DOT  4327    14                      27
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    25                      27
GEYSER DOT    4138    10                      23
GOVERNMENT HL 3165     9                      25
GREENOUGH HL  4070    21                      27
HAYS DOT      3697     9                      28
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    19                      29
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     8                      25
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    15                      31
INGOMAR DOT   3018    11                      27
INVERNESS     3300     5                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    10                      19
KARST DOT     5698    25                      27
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    10                      22
LINDSAY DIV   3198     0                      23
LOMA DOT      2557    13                      33
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    17                      27
MACDONALD PSS 6320    20                      22
MALTA SOUTH   3122     8                      24
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    -5                      16
MONARCH CANYN 5218    14                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    23                      25
NAVAHO DOT    2570    -4                      19
NINEMILE DOT  4301    18                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    25                      23
PENDROY DOT   4199     4                      16
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    24                      24
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    14                      30
ROGERS PASS   5406    16                      14
ROSCOE HILL   5337    17                      29
SACO DOT      2177     3                      40
SIEBEN DOT    4040    13                      23
SIOUX PASS    2480    -5                      25
SWAN LAKE     3567    24                      29
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    11                      26
SWEET GRASS   3690     6                      19
TROUT CREEK   2384    24                      32
TWO MEDICINE  4920    -3                      20
US2 STATELINE 2099    -3                      23
YAAK HILL     2201    21                      30
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    15                      29

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                0    11
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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          19       28           9          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     9       12           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       21          36          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     6    11       22          30          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    16       23          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7       11          36          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       20          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    80    19       19          20          20
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    18       28          18           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       24          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8   271       15         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    16       27          13           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     9    17       36          40           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    16       20           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    11       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        2          13          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               55         35    28    45
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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