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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED AUG 31 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          57        53          53          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    67    68        67          67
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          50          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    78    75        69          71          68
CAMERON 15SW  8800          54        49          48          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          52        47          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    78    72        68          62          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    48
GREAT FALLS   3776          81   75         72          69
HAVRE SCAN    2710    80    74        68          64          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    81    76        71          68           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          58        55          48          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          67        60          57          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          55        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    78    74        68          66          62
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          48           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          56        54          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    78    74        67          64          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          48        46          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          55        52          51          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    82    76        72          69          66
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    73    70        66          65           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    78    73        65          63          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    90    77        73          68          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    76    70        62          62          60
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          64        54          52          48
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          53        50          48          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   108                      80
ALZADA DOT    4327    95                      79
ARROW CREEK   3956   110                      82
AVON NORTH    5085    75                      75
BEARSMOUTH    3901    89                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    97                      83
BIDDLE DOT    3418    95                      90
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    89                      85
BOULDER PASS  5600    86                      78
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    88                      79
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    91                      79
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   109                      74
COMERSTOWN    2099    96                      76
COW CREEK     2500   102                      79
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    92                      74
DEEP CREEK    5870    85                      78
DEARBORN      3500    91                      80
DENTON DOT    3557    97                      77
E LIVINGSTON  4555    94                      79
EKALAKA DOT   3687    91                      76
ESSEX DOT     3875    75                      76
GARRISON DOT  4327    73                      78
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    73                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    90                      74
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    99                      81
GREENOUGH HL  4070    95                      76
HAYS DOT      3697    99                      72
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    83                      75
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    99                      81
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   115                      82
INGOMAR DOT   3018   110                      80
INVERNESS     3300    98                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    95                      78
KARST DOT     5698    89                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    97                      73
LINDSAY DIV   3198    99                      76
LOMA DOT      2557    87                      81
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    91                      74
MACDONALD PSS 6320    80                      73
MALTA SOUTH   3122   111                      78
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    99                      76
MONARCH CANYN 5218    95                      76
MONIDA PASS   6824    98                      75
NAVAHO DOT    2570    93                      75
NINEMILE DOT  4301    90                      78
NORRIS HILL   5695    92                      86
PENDROY DOT   4199    80                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    83                      78
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    84                      81
ROSCOE HILL   5337   100                      76
SACO DOT      2177   109                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    88                      79
SIOUX PASS    2480    97                      76
SWAN LAKE     3567    80                      75
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   104                      86
SWEET GRASS   3690    85                      75
TROUT CREEK   2384   100                      77
TWO MEDICINE  4920    93                      71
US2 STATELINE 2099   100                      78
YAAK HILL     2201   104                      81
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   107                      80

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            0     0

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           0        3           0           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    10    10        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          21          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    13    23       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               13
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    19       26          22          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           4        0          18           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        4           8           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     6        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          48
MANY GLACIER  4900                    1
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           3
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    19       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          11       26          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       27          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    11       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       18          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    17       28          30           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    17       18          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        8          15          26
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        5           6          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              123        200   200   107
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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