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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED MAY 4 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        41          38          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    51    53        50          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    37          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    73    69        58          60          55
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    74    64        60          49          46
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          70   61         58          54
HAVRE SCAN    2710    69    61        54          49          46
JORDAN SCAN   2820    68    63        57          50           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          46        42          34          35
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          51        44          40          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    65    62        54          50          46
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        38          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    42
MAXVILLE NR   7210          45        42          38          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    65    60        53          49          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    69    64        58          51          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    61    58        51          48           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    64    58        51          49          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    80    66        61          52          47
UTICA 11SW    5070    65    58        49          48          46
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          55        45          50          39
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   101                      63
ALZADA DOT    4327    91                      62
ARROW CREEK   3956   107                      63
AVON NORTH    5085    97                      97
BEARSMOUTH    3901    91                      66
BEAVER HILL   2551   100                      73
BIDDLE DOT    3418   105                      84
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    81                      78
BOULDER PASS  5600   101                      66
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   101                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    96                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   105                      70
COMERSTOWN    2099    99                      32
COW CREEK     2500   102                      65
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   103                      66
DEEP CREEK    5870    83                      64
DEARBORN      3500    97                      64
DENTON DOT    3557   103                      62
E LIVINGSTON  4555    89                      64
EKALAKA DOT   3687    92                      59
ESSEX DOT     3875    79                      66
GARRISON DOT  4327    92                      67
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    95                      58
GEYSER DOT    4138   100                      60
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   104                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070   105                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    98                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    98                      63
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    61                      64
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   104                      61
INGOMAR DOT   3018   101                      64
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    98                      66
KARST DOT     5698    92                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    94                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198   101                      62
LOMA DOT      2557   108                      61
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    88                      63
MACDONALD PSS 6320    99                      60
MALTA SOUTH   3122   113                      65
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   101                      69
MONARCH CANYN 5218    98                      60
MONIDA PASS   6824    83                      60
NAVAHO DOT    2570    95                      66
NINEMILE DOT  4301    99                      68
NORRIS HILL   5695    97                      90
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    89                      66
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   104                      61
ROGERS PASS   5406    99                      74
ROSCOE HILL   5337    91                      59
SACO DOT      2177   111                      45
SIEBEN DOT    4040   100                      65
SIOUX PASS    2480    98                      62
SWAN LAKE     3567    83                      67
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   110                      68
SWEET GRASS   3690   101                      65
TROUT CREEK   2384    80                      69
TWO MEDICINE  4920    92                      60
US2 STATELINE 2099    97                      64
YAAK HILL     2201   106                      73
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   101                      64

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          23       31          11          35
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   24          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    18    15       14           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    35       32          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          25        0          12           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    16    25       33          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    24    33       36          34          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          29       18          36          31
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       20          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    15       16          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210          13       14           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    21    29       31          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          37       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       34          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085    15    24       17          22          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    24    27       32          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    22       40          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    33       37           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    18       11          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          13        4           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          13        9          16          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               19         23    18    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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