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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI JUL 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          60        57          54          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    71    73        74          70
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    67    68        69          70          69
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        52          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          51        49          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    67    71        72          67          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    49
GREAT FALLS   3776          70   74         73          72
HAVRE SCAN    2710    69    70        70          65          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    66    70        72          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          60        59          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          60        64          56          52
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          53        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    66    68        71          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        51          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    55
MAXVILLE NR   7210          57        55          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    68    71        72          67          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        47          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          54        55          52          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    67    70        73          71          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    67    68        68          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    69    71        69          66          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    72    78        78          72          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    62    65        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          60        58          52          46
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        53          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    67                      84
ALZADA DOT    4327    66                      83
ARROW CREEK   3956    66                      87
AVON NORTH    5085    60                      60
BEARSMOUTH    3901    66                      86
BEAVER HILL   2551    64                      80
BIDDLE DOT    3418    66                      82
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    60                      59
BOULDER PASS  5600    62                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    66                      87
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    62                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    67                      84
COMERSTOWN    2099    62                      78
COW CREEK     2500    64                      85
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    82                      85
DEEP CREEK    5870    55                      81
DEARBORN      3500    65                      86
DENTON DOT    3557    68                      85
E LIVINGSTON  4555    62                      85
EKALAKA DOT   3687    64                      80
ESSEX DOT     3875    62                      84
GARRISON DOT  4327    62                      87
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    58                      77
GEYSER DOT    4138    65                      82
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    65                      83
GREENOUGH HL  4070    67                      88
HAYS DOT      3697    66                      77
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    64                      84
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    69                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018    70                      87
INVERNESS     3300    66                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    64                      80
KARST DOT     5698    56                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    65                      81
LINDSAY DIV   3198    64                      82
LOMA DOT      2557    70                      86
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    64                      83
MACDONALD PSS 6320    62                      80
MALTA SOUTH   3122    71                      82
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    63                      79
MONARCH CANYN 5218    64                      83
MONIDA PASS   6824    62                      81
NAVAHO DOT    2570    60                      79
NINEMILE DOT  4301    65                      88
NORRIS HILL   5695    66                      71
PENDROY DOT   4199    64                      81
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    57                      78
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    62                      78
ROSCOE HILL   5337    65                      82
SACO DOT      2177    68                      63
SIEBEN DOT    4040    66                      85
SIOUX PASS    2480    63                      81
SWAN LAKE     3567    62                      85
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    68                      89
SWEET GRASS   3690    61                      80
TROUT CREEK   2384    68                      89
TWO MEDICINE  4920    59                      76
US2 STATELINE 2099    63                      81
YAAK HILL     2201    71                      86
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    65                      87

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       15           7           9
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    6          28          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    12       11           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       32          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    38    41       34          40          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          11        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               27
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    20    20       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        1          21          10
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          17          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          12        6          13           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    12     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       13          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          13
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     9    19       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       34          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       32          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    13       11          19          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       19          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    21       36          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     6    19       19          11           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          13       19          23          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        5           8          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              200        200   200    99
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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