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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU MAY 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          46        42          41          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    55    57        54          52
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    39          38          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    62    60        57          58          56
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    64    60        57          49          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          65   59         56          54
HAVRE SCAN    2710    64    58        54          51          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    64    61        59          56           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          45        42          37          39
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          46        44          42          40
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        37          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    63    62        58          57          53
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          39           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          41        39          38          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    61    56        53          51          49
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        35          34          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    65    62        60          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    63    60        55          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    62    60        53          51          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    72    64        60          54          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    60    54        49          48          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          57        47          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    69                      61
ALZADA DOT    4327    91                      67
ARROW CREEK   3956    82                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    66                      66
BEARSMOUTH    3901    91                      61
BEAVER HILL   2551    64                      67
BIDDLE DOT    3418    90                      80
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    92                      84
BOULDER PASS  5600    76                      61
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    83                      62
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    80                      62
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   101                      66
COMERSTOWN    2099    66                      21
COW CREEK     2500    80                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    88                      65
DEEP CREEK    5870    58                      55
DEARBORN      3500    91                      60
DENTON DOT    3557    92                      59
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    86                      64
ESSEX DOT     3875    66                      61
GARRISON DOT  4327    80                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    86                      56
GEYSER DOT    4138    93                      57
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    76                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    95                      63
HAYS DOT      3697    62                      54
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    94                      59
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    82                      66
INGOMAR DOT   3018    82                      67
INVERNESS     3300    96                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    74                      61
KARST DOT     5698    71                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    78                      56
LINDSAY DIV   3198    75                      65
LOMA DOT      2557   106                      62
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    70                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    92                      52
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    72                      62
MONARCH CANYN 5218    78                      56
MONIDA PASS   6824    95                      56
NAVAHO DOT    2570    64                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    87                      63
NORRIS HILL   5695    72                      75
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    74                      61
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    69                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    92                      63
ROSCOE HILL   5337    63                      57
SACO DOT      2177    64                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    83                      68
SIOUX PASS    2480    76                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    63                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    81                      69
SWEET GRASS   3690    72                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    88                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    59                      57
US2 STATELINE 2099    75                      65
YAAK HILL     2201    90                      69
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    80                      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          26       32          11          20
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   24          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    21    14       11           5          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    34    36       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          27           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    27    34       37          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    18    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    16       13          12          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          39
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       17           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    31       33          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          40       37          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085    10    13       12          22          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    15    16       21          19           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       41          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    26    35       38           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    20       12          13           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          19        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       27          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       20          21          27

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         19    15    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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