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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU APR 28 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          34        36          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    45    48        47          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    51    48        43          45          42
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    46    45        44          45          44
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          46   45         45          46
HAVRE SCAN    2710    52    49        45          45          45
JORDAN SCAN   2820    48    46        44          45           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          38        36          30          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          37        35          35          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    49    47        43          44          46
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    40
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        36          36          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    42    42        44          46          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    53    49        46          44          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    47    45        43          43           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    51    49        47          48          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    54    49        47          47          47
UTICA 11SW    5070    39    40        42          45          45
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          44        38          50          37
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        32          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    52                      44
ALZADA DOT    4327    45                      46
ARROW CREEK   3956    50                      48
AVON NORTH    5085    59                      59
BEARSMOUTH    3901    58                      55
BEAVER HILL   2551    60                      48
BIDDLE DOT    3418    50                      49
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    43                      40
BOULDER PASS  5600    41                      42
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    46                      48
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    50                      44
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    55                      46
COMERSTOWN    2099    65                      50
COW CREEK     2500    63                      46
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    63                      58
DEEP CREEK    5870    41                      46
DEARBORN      3500    46                      50
DENTON DOT    3557    50                      47
E LIVINGSTON  4555    52                      50
EKALAKA DOT   3687    46                      44
ESSEX DOT     3875    51                      54
GARRISON DOT  4327    53                      54
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    41                      45
GEYSER DOT    4138    46                      44
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    49                      45
GREENOUGH HL  4070    62                      57
HAYS DOT      3697    53                      45
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    57                      53
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    47                      44
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    48                      49
INGOMAR DOT   3018    49                      46
INVERNESS     3300    67                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    42                      42
KARST DOT     5698    52                      46
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    41                      43
LINDSAY DIV   3198    58                      44
LOMA DOT      2557    60                      54
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    58                      54
MACDONALD PSS 6320    49                      43
MALTA SOUTH   3122    64                      45
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    68                      47
MONARCH CANYN 5218    55                      43
MONIDA PASS   6824    59                      48
NAVAHO DOT    2570    63                      48
NINEMILE DOT  4301    60                      60
NORRIS HILL   5695    56                      55
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    51                      46
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    48                      50
ROGERS PASS   5406    40                      41
ROSCOE HILL   5337    43                      45
SACO DOT      2177    77                      44
SIEBEN DOT    4040    50                      46
SIOUX PASS    2480    65                      46
SWAN LAKE     3567    63                      58
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    55                      48
SWEET GRASS   3690    55                      48
TROUT CREEK   2384    66                      61
TWO MEDICINE  4920    40                      46
US2 STATELINE 2099    69                      47
YAAK HILL     2201    69                      62
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    50                      49

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          39
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   27          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    19    20       14           6          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    38    33       38          31          40
COOKE CITY NR 8700          14        0           5           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    29    34       36          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    34    37       38          20          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    21    20       19          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       16           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    34    34       31          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          23       26          29          31
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    30       20          20          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    29    31       34          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    29       40          37           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    30    38       39           6           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    13    18       10          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        6         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          11        7          16          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               13         17    14    24
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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