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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 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          53        51          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    60    63        66          67
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    50          50          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    60    62        65          65          65
CAMERON 15SW  8800          48        48          47          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          45        45          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    62    65        65          61          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    46
GREAT FALLS   3776          63   65         65          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    58    61        63          62          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    57    63        66          68           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          52        53          47          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          57        61          57          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          47        47          48
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    61    63        63          65          62
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        51          49          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    57    61        63          63          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        44          44          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          47        50          50          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    63    66        69          69          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    63    64        65          65           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    58    61        62          63          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    60    66        67          66          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    53    56        59          60          59
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          52        54          52          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          46        47          46          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    55                      72
ALZADA DOT    4327    53                      74
ARROW CREEK   3956    55                      79
AVON NORTH    5085    55                      55
BEARSMOUTH    3901    59                      77
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      72
BIDDLE DOT    3418    58                      71
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    51                      50
BOULDER PASS  5600    56                      68
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    64                      77
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    52                      73
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    55                      69
COMERSTOWN    2099    52                      69
COW CREEK     2500    51                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    61                      75
DEEP CREEK    5870    49                      71
DEARBORN      3500    59                      78
DENTON DOT    3557    57                      74
E LIVINGSTON  4555    52                      76
EKALAKA DOT   3687    55                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    56                      75
GARRISON DOT  4327    54                      77
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    51                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    55                      69
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    57                      78
GREENOUGH HL  4070    59                      77
HAYS DOT      3697    53                      67
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    56                      75
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    53                      75
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    58                      79
INGOMAR DOT   3018    57                      77
INVERNESS     3300    55                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    51                      68
KARST DOT     5698    47                      68
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    53                      69
LINDSAY DIV   3198    54                      74
LOMA DOT      2557    59                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    58                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320    56                      70
MALTA SOUTH   3122    55                      70
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    50                      68
MONARCH CANYN 5218    53                      69
MONIDA PASS   6824    51                      71
NAVAHO DOT    2570    49                      70
NINEMILE DOT  4301    58                      79
NORRIS HILL   5695    53                      59
PENDROY DOT   4199    63                      73
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    50                      67
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    61                      69
ROSCOE HILL   5337    53                      71
SACO DOT      2177    53                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    61                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    55                      75
SWAN LAKE     3567    57                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    58                      79
SWEET GRASS   3690    59                      70
TROUT CREEK   2384    62                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    59                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    57                      76
YAAK HILL     2201    67                      82
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    55                      77

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           0        4           1           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8    10        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          21          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    22       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               23
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820     8    18       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           3        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        4           9           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     7        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    21       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       26          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          27       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    10       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       19          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    16       28          32           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     6    17       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           6        9          16          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           6          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              114        200   200    90
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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