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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 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          60        57          54          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    70    72        73          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    72    74        73          74          71
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        52          49          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          51        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    72    75        75          66          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    48
GREAT FALLS   3776          69   73         72          71
HAVRE SCAN    2710    71    71        71          65          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    72    75        76          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          60        59          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          61        64          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    73    75        74          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          57        55          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    69    72        72          66          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        47          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          58        58          52          47
POPLAR 13NE   2085    77    79        78          72          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    71    72        71          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    68    69        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    74    79        78          71          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    64    67        66          65          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          58        57          52          46
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    72                      87
ALZADA DOT    4327    66                      89
ARROW CREEK   3956    69                      89
AVON NORTH    5085    59                      59
BEARSMOUTH    3901    65                      86
BEAVER HILL   2551    68                      88
BIDDLE DOT    3418    73                      88
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600    60                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    67                      87
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    64                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    67                      86
COMERSTOWN    2099    70                      86
COW CREEK     2500    70                      88
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    62                      82
DEEP CREEK    5870    55                      82
DEARBORN      3500    65                      86
DENTON DOT    3557    69                      84
E LIVINGSTON  4555    65                      87
EKALAKA DOT   3687    64                      86
ESSEX DOT     3875    60                      82
GARRISON DOT  4327    59                      87
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    57                      77
GEYSER DOT    4138    64                      81
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    67                      91
GREENOUGH HL  4070    65                      86
HAYS DOT      3697    67                      78
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    63                      82
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    73                      89
INGOMAR DOT   3018    74                      89
INVERNESS     3300    65                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    62                      80
KARST DOT     5698    60                      78
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198    67                      87
LOMA DOT      2557    77                      85
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    62                      80
MACDONALD PSS 6320    59                      79
MALTA SOUTH   3122    71                      87
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    78                      89
MONARCH CANYN 5218    63                      82
MONIDA PASS   6824    61                      80
NAVAHO DOT    2570    66                      84
NINEMILE DOT  4301    65                      87
NORRIS HILL   5695    66                      71
PENDROY DOT   4199    66                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    58                      79
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    65                      81
ROSCOE HILL   5337    68                      83
SACO DOT      2177    73                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    62                      88
SIOUX PASS    2480    75                      87
SWAN LAKE     3567    61                      84
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    72                      93
SWEET GRASS   3690    68                      83
TROUT CREEK   2384    68                      86
TWO MEDICINE  4920    58                      77
US2 STATELINE 2099    73                      87
YAAK HILL     2201    71                      85
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    71                      89

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           3       18           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    6          28          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    10       12           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       36          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    11    24       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               31
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    15       25          22          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820     8    21       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           6        1          21          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        2          17          14
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M        7          13           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     6        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       16          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        0           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    10    20       22          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       34          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          27       34          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       12          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    23       39          44           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     6    19       20          11           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          15       19          23          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        4           9          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              200        200   200    89
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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