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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI MAY 27 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          46        42          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    56        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    67    65        58          60          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    63    59        56          50          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          65   61         57          55
HAVRE SCAN    2710    65    60        56          52          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    67    65        61          56           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          47        43          37          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          50        45          42          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        38          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    70    67        60          57          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          42        41          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    60    57        53          51          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        36          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    68    64        60          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    64    61        56          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    60    58        53          51          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    69    64        60          55          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    56    54        49          49          48
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          54        49          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    96                      63
ALZADA DOT    4327    96                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    60                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    64                      64
BEARSMOUTH    3901    78                      63
BEAVER HILL   2551    86                      71
BIDDLE DOT    3418   100                      85
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    55                      53
BOULDER PASS  5600    55                      62
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    74                      63
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    55                      61
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    68                      68
COMERSTOWN    2099    83                      23
COW CREEK     2500    96                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    73                      64
DEEP CREEK    5870    59                      56
DEARBORN      3500    68                      62
DENTON DOT    3557    64                      61
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    88                      65
ESSEX DOT     3875    66                      59
GARRISON DOT  4327    67                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    56                      55
GEYSER DOT    4138    63                      59
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    80                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    85                      65
HAYS DOT      3697    59                      54
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    74                      61
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    88                      66
INGOMAR DOT   3018    90                      66
INVERNESS     3300    84                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    71                      62
KARST DOT     5698    53                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    73                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198    83                      65
LOMA DOT      2557    75                      64
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    67                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    57                      55
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    77                      63
MONARCH CANYN 5218    57                      57
MONIDA PASS   6824    49                      55
NAVAHO DOT    2570    79                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    77                      64
NORRIS HILL   5695    57                      61
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    63                      56
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    73                      65
ROSCOE HILL   5337    88                      58
SACO DOT      2177   102                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    66                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    80                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    66                      59
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   100                      69
SWEET GRASS   3690    83                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    84                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    73                      55
US2 STATELINE 2099    79                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    78                      67

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          25       31          11          16
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   23          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    24       13           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       53          46          56
CONRAD SCAN   3706    34    36       33          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          34           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    25    32       37          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    19    28       36          40          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       21          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    17    15       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          16       16           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    31       33          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          39       37          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    11    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    25    33       38           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    15    21       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          19        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       27          29          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       19          19          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               14         19    16    27
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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