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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI APR 29 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        35          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    45    48        48          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    35          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    55    51        45          47          44
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    49    46        43          45          48
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          55   51         48          46
HAVRE SCAN    2710    53    50        47          46          45
JORDAN SCAN   2820    50    49        46          45           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          38        36          31          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          39        36          35          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    50    48        45          45          45
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    40
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        35          36          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    50    47        44          45          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    53    50        47          45          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    50    48        44          44           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    61    55        47          48          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    51    49        47          47          46
UTICA 11SW    5070    47    45        42          44          44
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          46        39          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    55                      46
ALZADA DOT    4327    52                      46
ARROW CREEK   3956    61                      48
AVON NORTH    5085    63                      63
BEARSMOUTH    3901    57                      55
BEAVER HILL   2551    66                      53
BIDDLE DOT    3418    58                      54
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    56                      51
BOULDER PASS  5600    66                      44
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    65                      50
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    57                      46
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    56                      49
COMERSTOWN    2099    73                      90
COW CREEK     2500    69                      49
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    63                      56
DEEP CREEK    5870    63                      46
DEARBORN      3500    61                      50
DENTON DOT    3557    57                      48
E LIVINGSTON  4555    60                      51
EKALAKA DOT   3687    51                      44
ESSEX DOT     3875    57                      53
GARRISON DOT  4327    59                      55
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    44                      45
GEYSER DOT    4138    63                      46
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    58                      47
GREENOUGH HL  4070    61                      56
HAYS DOT      3697    81                      46
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    60                      53
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    57                      48
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    58                      49
INGOMAR DOT   3018    54                      47
INVERNESS     3300    54                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    50                      44
KARST DOT     5698    50                      47
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    55                      44
LINDSAY DIV   3198    66                      47
LOMA DOT      2557    59                      53
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    59                      51
MACDONALD PSS 6320    61                      43
MALTA SOUTH   3122    56                      48
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    71                      50
MONARCH CANYN 5218    58                      46
MONIDA PASS   6824    62                      47
NAVAHO DOT    2570    65                      51
NINEMILE DOT  4301    64                      58
NORRIS HILL   5695    70                      66
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    77                      52
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    57                      50
ROGERS PASS   5406    68                      50
ROSCOE HILL   5337    53                      44
SACO DOT      2177    75                      44
SIEBEN DOT    4040    65                      49
SIOUX PASS    2480    70                      49
SWAN LAKE     3567    64                      57
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    64                      51
SWEET GRASS   3690    56                      49
TROUT CREEK   2384    69                      60
TWO MEDICINE  4920    56                      45
US2 STATELINE 2099    76                      50
YAAK HILL     2201    78                      62
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    60                      50

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                   26          48          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    16       13           6          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    37    33       38          32          39
COOKE CITY NR 8700          14        0           6           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    27    33       36          33          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    36       37          29          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       18          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       21          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    20    18       18          14          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       15           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32       33          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          23       26          29          31
POPLAR 13NE   2085    22    29       19          21          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    30       33          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       40          37           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    29    36       38           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       10          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        6         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12        8          16          24

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         18    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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