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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN JUL 24 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          58        56          53          49
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    69    72        73          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          49          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    67    69        70          71          70
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        50          49          45
COOKE CITY NR 8700          50        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    66    71        72          65          61
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          65   70         70          70
HAVRE SCAN    2710    66    69        70          65          60
JORDAN SCAN   2820    71    72        73          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          61        60          49          48
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          61        64          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    71    73        74          70          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        53          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    62    66        69          65          61
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        46          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          58        58          52          46
POPLAR 13NE   2085    71    74        76          71          64
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    68    69        70          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    73        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    68    74        75          70          63
UTICA 11SW    5070    61    65        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          65        55          51          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        54          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    65                      83
ALZADA DOT    4327    70                      89
ARROW CREEK   3956    67                      87
AVON NORTH    5085    54                      54
BEARSMOUTH    3901    60                      83
BEAVER HILL   2551    64                      84
BIDDLE DOT    3418    70                      86
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600    59                      79
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    61                      83
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    58                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    66                      84
COMERSTOWN    2099    61                      81
COW CREEK     2500    63                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    55                      78
DEEP CREEK    5870    51                      80
DEARBORN      3500    59                      85
DENTON DOT    3557    60                      81
E LIVINGSTON  4555    66                      86
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    53                      78
GARRISON DOT  4327    54                      84
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    52                      75
GEYSER DOT    4138    57                      79
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    68                      88
GREENOUGH HL  4070    59                      84
HAYS DOT      3697    61                      76
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    56                      80
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    63                      84
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    70                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018    69                      86
INVERNESS     3300    62                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    60                      79
KARST DOT     5698    57                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198    62                      83
LOMA DOT      2557    67                      84
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    53                      74
MACDONALD PSS 6320    53                      76
MALTA SOUTH   3122    67                      83
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    66                      83
MONARCH CANYN 5218    57                      79
MONIDA PASS   6824    57                      79
NAVAHO DOT    2570    59                      80
NINEMILE DOT  4301    58                      85
NORRIS HILL   5695    60                      66
PENDROY DOT   4199    61                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    52                      74
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    58                      75
ROSCOE HILL   5337    62                      81
SACO DOT      2177    65                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    59                      84
SIOUX PASS    2480    64                      84
SWAN LAKE     3567    55                      81
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    69                      90
SWEET GRASS   3690    62                      80
TROUT CREEK   2384    60                      82
TWO MEDICINE  4920    51                      74
US2 STATELINE 2099    66                      84
YAAK HILL     2201    63                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    67                      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           6       22           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    7          31          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    10       13           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          40          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    25       32          38          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    16    22       25          23          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    11    22       28          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        2          22          12
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          18          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020         -100        8          14           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     6        8           6          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       19          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          16
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    22       22          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          20       30          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31       35          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       12          21          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    26       40          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    19       20          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        9          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6          10          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    82
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
.END




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