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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST FRI DEC 2 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          32        34          36          38
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    32    33        35          39
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    32    33        35          35          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    32        36          36          43
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          35   37         37          39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    33        35          40          44
JORDAN SCAN   2820    31    32        33          38           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        33          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    32    33        34          39          43
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          38           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          31        33          36          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    34        36          41          44
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        32          33          35
POPLAR 13NE   2085    31    32        33          37          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    36    36        38          40           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    33    34        36          40          44
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    30    32        32          37          42
UTICA 11SW    5070    31    32        35          37          39
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          37
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        32          34          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    27                      36
ALZADA DOT    4327    21                      36
ARROW CREEK   3956    30                      42
AVON NORTH    5085    26                      26
BEARSMOUTH    3901    31                      37
BEAVER HILL   2551    28                      33
BIDDLE DOT    3418    22                      31
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    16                      17
BOULDER PASS  5600    21                      33
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    24                      36
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    26                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    26                      35
COMERSTOWN    2099    35                      31
COW CREEK     2500    28                      35
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    30                      36
DEEP CREEK    5870    18                      30
DEARBORN      3500    27                      38
DENTON DOT    3557    31                      37
E LIVINGSTON  4555    30                      40
EKALAKA DOT   3687    23                      35
ESSEX DOT     3875    29                      34
GARRISON DOT  4327    26                      36
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    28                      32
GEYSER DOT    4138    27                      35
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    23                      35
GREENOUGH HL  4070    29                      35
HAYS DOT      3697    23                      36
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    29                      37
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    28                      34
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    30                      42
INGOMAR DOT   3018    27                      37
INVERNESS     3300    21                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    29                      33
KARST DOT     5698    24                      33
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    30                      32
LINDSAY DIV   3198    24                      35
LOMA DOT      2557    29                      42
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    27                      35
MACDONALD PSS 6320    20                      31
MALTA SOUTH   3122    29                      35
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    28                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    30                      41
MONIDA PASS   6824    16                      30
NAVAHO DOT    2570    26                      33
NINEMILE DOT  4301    30                      35
NORRIS HILL   5695    24                      27
PENDROY DOT   4199    20                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    24                      28
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    25                      39
ROGERS PASS   5406    24                      29
ROSCOE HILL   5337    24                      35
SACO DOT      2177    28                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    27                      35
SIOUX PASS    2480    26                      36
SWAN LAKE     3567    31                      35
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    22                      37
SWEET GRASS   3690    23                      33
TROUT CREEK   2384    32                      37
TWO MEDICINE  4920    21                      33
US2 STATELINE 2099    28                      35
YAAK HILL     2201    36                      39
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    33                      42

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          19       28           9          12
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    13    15       14           6          14
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    19    30       30          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          20        0          11           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    11    22       32          31          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820    12    27       33          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8       15          36          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          17       22          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     9       14           5          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          38
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    17    26       29          18          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       36          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       27          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    16   142       16         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    20    23       28          13           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    27       38          41           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    13    21       32           5           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    16       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           0        5          13          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               46         35    28    44
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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