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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT OCT 1 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          50        48          48          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    56        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    48          47          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M         M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800          43        42          42          43
COOKE CITY NR 8700          44        44          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    56    58        59          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    43
GREAT FALLS   3776          57   59         59          59
HAVRE SCAN    2710    56    58        58          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    55    58        60          59           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          47        47          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          50        53          51          50
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          47        46          46
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    56    58        58          58          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        50          47          46
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    55    57        59          58          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          44        43          42          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          44        45          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M         M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    58    58        58          58           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    54    56        56          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    56    59        59          58          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    50    53        55          55          54
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          46        47          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          45        45          43          43

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    57                      68
ALZADA DOT    4327    55                      70
ARROW CREEK   3956    56                      72
AVON NORTH    5085    53                      53
BEARSMOUTH    3901    57                      69
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      67
BIDDLE DOT    3418    57                      69
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    47                      45
BOULDER PASS  5600    51                      64
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    58                      67
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    52                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    58                      64
COMERSTOWN    2099    51                      61
COW CREEK     2500    53                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    52                      64
DEEP CREEK    5870    47                      64
DEARBORN      3500    55                      69
DENTON DOT    3557    54                      67
E LIVINGSTON  4555    54                      68
EKALAKA DOT   3687    57                      68
ESSEX DOT     3875    53                      65
GARRISON DOT  4327    57                      69
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    48                      59
GEYSER DOT    4138    53                      64
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    60                      71
GREENOUGH HL  4070    56                      68
HAYS DOT      3697    59                      64
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    56                      67
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    58                      70
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    60                      71
INGOMAR DOT   3018    59                      70
INVERNESS     3300    55                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    51                      64
KARST DOT     5698    44                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    55                      63
LINDSAY DIV   3198    55                      67
LOMA DOT      2557    59                      69
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    53                      66
MACDONALD PSS 6320    52                      61
MALTA SOUTH   3122    60                      68
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    53                      65
MONARCH CANYN 5218    55                      64
MONIDA PASS   6824    49                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    49                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    54                      66
NORRIS HILL   5695    51                      55
PENDROY DOT   4199    54                      63
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    47                      58
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    55                      63
ROSCOE HILL   5337    52                      65
SACO DOT      2177    54                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    54                      68
SIOUX PASS    2480    53                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    53                      66
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    58                      74
SWEET GRASS   3690    53                      63
TROUT CREEK   2384    57                      67
TWO MEDICINE  4920    50                      61
US2 STATELINE 2099    53                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    58                      67
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    57                      72

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           8       21           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    8          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M        M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    23    32       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    18    25       31          20          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    31       26          21          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           9        0          18           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          17        3          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          13       15          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    14       19          32          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    4
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    19    26       30          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       34          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M        M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    26    28       32          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    29       41          29           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    18    20       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     9    18       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       18          20          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        5           8          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               79        200   200    80
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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