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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 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          49        45          40          37
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    55        53          50
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          37          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    61    63        61          62          58
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    55    58        60          52          47
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          57   58         57          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    56    57        56          51          47
JORDAN SCAN   2820    57    59        58          52           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        46          36          36
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          47        48          42          38
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    57    58        57          52          48
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        40          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          45        44          40          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    55    56        55          50          47
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085    60    61        60          53          46
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    57    56        54          50           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    56    57        54          50          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    56    60        61          55          48
UTICA 11SW    5070    54    55        52          51          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          53        52          50          40
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    58                      67
ALZADA DOT    4327    55                      66
ARROW CREEK   3956    57                      69
AVON NORTH    5085    50                      50
BEARSMOUTH    3901    57                      67
BEAVER HILL   2551    59                      72
BIDDLE DOT    3418    57                      68
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    49                      48
BOULDER PASS  5600    52                      64
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    52                      68
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    53                      66
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    55                      70
COMERSTOWN    2099    54                      33
COW CREEK     2500    58                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    57                      69
DEEP CREEK    5870    46                      65
DEARBORN      3500    59                      68
DENTON DOT    3557    55                      66
E LIVINGSTON  4555    57                      68
EKALAKA DOT   3687    64                      65
ESSEX DOT     3875    52                      66
GARRISON DOT  4327    56                      68
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    49                      60
GEYSER DOT    4138    51                      63
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    61                      71
GREENOUGH HL  4070    52                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    48                      61
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    52                      64
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    61                      64
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    62                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    60                      69
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    51                      64
KARST DOT     5698    52                      60
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    53                      63
LINDSAY DIV   3198    57                      68
LOMA DOT      2557    56                      65
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    52                      66
MACDONALD PSS 6320    46                      62
MALTA SOUTH   3122    54                      70
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    55                      70
MONARCH CANYN 5218    50                      63
MONIDA PASS   6824    55                      62
NAVAHO DOT    2570    52                      69
NINEMILE DOT  4301    60                      69
NORRIS HILL   5695    52                      55
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    47                      59
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    58                      65
ROGERS PASS   5406    54                      65
ROSCOE HILL   5337    57                      63
SACO DOT      2177    54                      46
SIEBEN DOT    4040    55                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    57                      66
SWAN LAKE     3567    57                      69
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    62                      72
SWEET GRASS   3690    53                      65
TROUT CREEK   2384    59                      71
TWO MEDICINE  4920    48                      61
US2 STATELINE 2099    58                      69
YAAK HILL     2201    64                      71
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    62                      69

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          22       30          10          15
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   23          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    13       14           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          41          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    38    34       33          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        0          14           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    12    21       32          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    20    31       36          34          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          28       19          36          30
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          31       20          33          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    13    13       16          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210          11       13           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    18    26       31          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       38          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       37          33          38
POPLAR 13NE   2085    12    25       17          21          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    22    25       31          18           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    19       40          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    28    30       36           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    18       10          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          12        4           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       29          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14       11          17          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               23         23    19    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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