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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN SEP 25 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          43        45          46          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    52    54        55          57
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    47          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    49    51        55          55          55
CAMERON 15SW  8800          42        43          43          44
COOKE CITY NR 8700          41        42          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    45    49        53          53          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    40
GREAT FALLS   3776          50   54         54          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    50    53        54          56          57
JORDAN SCAN   2820    47    51        53          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          43        46          42          47
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          42        47          49          50
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          40        42          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    50    52        52          57          57
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    48
MAXVILLE NR   7210          41        44          45          46
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    47    50        53          56          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          41        41          41          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          40        42          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    51    54        56          59          63
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    54    54        56          58           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    46    49        53          56          57
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    46    52        54          57          59
UTICA 11SW    5070    45    49        52          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          42        45          47          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          40        41          42          43

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    45                      55
ALZADA DOT    4327    43                      61
ARROW CREEK   3956    48                      62
AVON NORTH    5085    39                      39
BEARSMOUTH    3901    44                      60
BEAVER HILL   2551    42                      56
BIDDLE DOT    3418    45                      54
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    35                      33
BOULDER PASS  5600    38                      55
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    42                      59
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    37                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    44                      57
COMERSTOWN    2099    41                      43
COW CREEK     2500    42                      59
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    47                      59
DEEP CREEK    5870    33                      54
DEARBORN      3500    41                      62
DENTON DOT    3557    42                      60
E LIVINGSTON  4555    41                      60
EKALAKA DOT   3687    41                      60
ESSEX DOT     3875    60                      59
GARRISON DOT  4327    39                      61
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    34                      51
GEYSER DOT    4138    40                      57
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    41                      57
GREENOUGH HL  4070    44                      61
HAYS DOT      3697    40                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    44                      61
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    41                      56
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    42                      63
INGOMAR DOT   3018    42                      59
INVERNESS     3300    42                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    39                      55
KARST DOT     5698    35                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    38                      56
LINDSAY DIV   3198    41                      59
LOMA DOT      2557    46                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    46                      59
MACDONALD PSS 6320    37                      53
MALTA SOUTH   3122    46                      57
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    40                      54
MONARCH CANYN 5218    38                      54
MONIDA PASS   6824    36                      55
NAVAHO DOT    2570    38                      56
NINEMILE DOT  4301    44                      61
NORRIS HILL   5695    37                      43
PENDROY DOT   4199    45                      54
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    35                      50
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    41                      51
ROSCOE HILL   5337    41                      59
SACO DOT      2177    39                      57
SIEBEN DOT    4040    45                      59
SIOUX PASS    2480    43                      59
SWAN LAKE     3567    43                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    43                      61
SWEET GRASS   3690    43                      57
TROUT CREEK   2384    51                      63
TWO MEDICINE  4920    42                      55
US2 STATELINE 2099    42                      60
YAAK HILL     2201    52                      64
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    51                      63

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          13       23           4           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   13          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    18    17        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          40          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    33    35       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    24    31       29          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    30    34       23          20          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           4        0          18           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          22        1          14          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       19           9           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    20    17       19           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    31       32          12           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       36          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          31          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    21   -486       21         -486          10
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    32    34       30          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    22    32       41          29           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    21    17       16           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       22          23          26
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        4           9          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              125        200   200    75
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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