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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 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          58        56          53          49
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    71    72        73          68
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          49          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    71    72        72          73          71
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        50          49          45
COOKE CITY NR 8700          50        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    68    72        73          65          61
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          67   71         71          70
HAVRE SCAN    2710    67    69        70          65          60
JORDAN SCAN   2820    70    74        74          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          61        60          49          48
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          61        64          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    73    75        74          69          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        53          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    64    68        70          65          61
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        46          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          58        58          52          46
POPLAR 13NE   2085    76    77        77          71          64
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    72    73        71          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    73        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    69    76        76          70          63
UTICA 11SW    5070    64    66        66          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          65        55          51          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        54          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    67                      84
ALZADA DOT    4327    72                      89
ARROW CREEK   3956    65                      87
AVON NORTH    5085    58                      58
BEARSMOUTH    3901    67                      85
BEAVER HILL   2551    69                      86
BIDDLE DOT    3418    73                      87
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600    60                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    64                      85
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    60                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    65                      84
COMERSTOWN    2099    70                      84
COW CREEK     2500    67                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    56                      79
DEEP CREEK    5870    52                      82
DEARBORN      3500    66                      87
DENTON DOT    3557    62                      82
E LIVINGSTON  4555    67                      85
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    58                      79
GARRISON DOT  4327    57                      85
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    56                      76
GEYSER DOT    4138    62                      81
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    71                      91
GREENOUGH HL  4070    68                      86
HAYS DOT      3697    59                      76
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    66                      82
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    66                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    72                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018    69                      88
INVERNESS     3300    62                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    60                      80
KARST DOT     5698    58                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    58                      79
LINDSAY DIV   3198    66                      85
LOMA DOT      2557    68                      84
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    51                      75
MACDONALD PSS 6320    54                      78
MALTA SOUTH   3122    67                      85
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    66                      83
MONARCH CANYN 5218    60                      80
MONIDA PASS   6824    58                      80
NAVAHO DOT    2570    64                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301    62                      84
NORRIS HILL   5695    61                      67
PENDROY DOT   4199    61                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    57                      78
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    59                      79
ROSCOE HILL   5337    64                      82
SACO DOT      2177    66                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    64                      86
SIOUX PASS    2480    68                      86
SWAN LAKE     3567    64                      82
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    72                      92
SWEET GRASS   3690    61                      81
TROUT CREEK   2384    63                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    52                      75
US2 STATELINE 2099    69                      86
YAAK HILL     2201    63                      76
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    69                      87

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           6       22           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    6          31          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    13       13           7          17
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          40          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    25       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    16    22       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    12    22       28          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        2          22          12
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          18          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020         -100        8          14           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       19          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          16
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    23       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          20       30          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31       35          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       12          22          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    14       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    26       40          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    19       20          12           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        9          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6          10          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              192        200   199    79
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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