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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU SEP 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          51        46          47          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    52    55        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    48          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          41        40          41          43
COOKE CITY NR 8700          44        42          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    68    60        57          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    41
GREAT FALLS   3776          65   61         59          58
HAVRE SCAN    2710    63    60        57          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    63    62        59          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        46          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          54        51          50          50
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          50        44          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    63    61        57          57          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        48          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    49
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        49          46          46
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    65    62        57          57          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          42        42          42          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          45        43          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    59    58        56          58           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    64    61        55          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    72    63        59          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          50        45          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          45        44          43          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    76                      66
ALZADA DOT    4327    79                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    86                      68
AVON NORTH    5085    85                      85
BEARSMOUTH    3901    86                      67
BEAVER HILL   2551    78                      70
BIDDLE DOT    3418    82                      79
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    71                      60
BOULDER PASS  5600    78                      65
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    84                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    69                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    83                      62
COMERSTOWN    2099    73                      64
COW CREEK     2500    80                      66
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    64                      62
DEEP CREEK    5870    75                      63
DEARBORN      3500    83                      66
DENTON DOT    3557    82                      65
E LIVINGSTON  4555    73                      65
EKALAKA DOT   3687    77                      66
ESSEX DOT     3875    70                      63
GARRISON DOT  4327    82                      69
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    68                      58
GEYSER DOT    4138    80                      62
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    83                      68
GREENOUGH HL  4070    84                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    78                      61
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    88                      66
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    82                      68
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    94                      68
INGOMAR DOT   3018    86                      66
INVERNESS     3300    79                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    77                      65
KARST DOT     5698    73                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    74                      61
LINDSAY DIV   3198    81                      65
LOMA DOT      2557    86                      69
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    80                      64
MACDONALD PSS 6320    81                      59
MALTA SOUTH   3122    84                      66
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    80                      65
MONARCH CANYN 5218    84                      62
MONIDA PASS   6824    90                      60
NAVAHO DOT    2570    74                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    76                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    80                      76
PENDROY DOT   4199    72                      65
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    75                      63
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    78                      71
ROSCOE HILL   5337    71                      64
SACO DOT      2177    84                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    79                      66
SIOUX PASS    2480    74                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    72                      65
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    87                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    77                      61
TROUT CREEK   2384    53                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    69                      59
US2 STATELINE 2099    75                      65
YAAK HILL     2201    86                      69
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    79                      68

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           9       22           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    9          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    27    33       32          38          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    20    27       31          20          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    24    32       25          21          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          18        3          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          14       16          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    15       15           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    4
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    21    28       30          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       35          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    27    29       33          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       40          29           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    20       17           8           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       18          21          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6           9          25

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               82        200   200    78
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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