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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU MAY 5 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          49        43          40          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    55        53          50
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    38          37          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    73    69        60          62          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    74    65        62          51          47
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          70   63         59          55
HAVRE SCAN    2710    68    61        56          50          47
JORDAN SCAN   2820    69    65        59          52           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        44          35          36
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          50        45          41          38
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    67    63        56          51          47
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        39          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    43
MAXVILLE NR   7210          46        43          39          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    63    60        55          50          47
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    69    64        59          52          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    62    59        52          49           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    70    65        54          50          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    81    68        63          54          48
UTICA 11SW    5070    64    58        51          49          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          57        48          50          40
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   103                      66
ALZADA DOT    4327    95                      65
ARROW CREEK   3956   104                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    89                      89
BEARSMOUTH    3901    86                      67
BEAVER HILL   2551   107                      76
BIDDLE DOT    3418   103                      84
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    81                      80
BOULDER PASS  5600    97                      67
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    92                      68
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    93                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    98                      72
COMERSTOWN    2099    96                      35
COW CREEK     2500   101                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    92                      68
DEEP CREEK    5870    80                      66
DEARBORN      3500    93                      66
DENTON DOT    3557    92                      64
E LIVINGSTON  4555    94                      66
EKALAKA DOT   3687    96                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    79                      67
GARRISON DOT  4327    86                      68
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    87                      59
GEYSER DOT    4138    88                      62
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   107                      69
GREENOUGH HL  4070    79                      68
HAYS DOT      3697    87                      59
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    88                      64
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    61                      64
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   104                      64
INGOMAR DOT   3018   103                      66
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    96                      67
KARST DOT     5698    87                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    90                      61
LINDSAY DIV   3198   106                      65
LOMA DOT      2557    97                      63
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    87                      64
MACDONALD PSS 6320    86                      62
MALTA SOUTH   3122   102                      68
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   102                      71
MONARCH CANYN 5218    86                      62
MONIDA PASS   6824    88                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    95                      68
NINEMILE DOT  4301    92                      68
NORRIS HILL   5695    87                      85
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    84                      66
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    98                      63
ROGERS PASS   5406    85                      74
ROSCOE HILL   5337    93                      61
SACO DOT      2177   104                      46
SIEBEN DOT    4040   101                      68
SIOUX PASS    2480    99                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    86                      68
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   109                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    91                      67
TROUT CREEK   2384    93                      69
TWO MEDICINE  4920    79                      61
US2 STATELINE 2099    98                      67
YAAK HILL     2201   103                      74
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    96                      67

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          22       30          10          16
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   23          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    17    22       17           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          40          59
CONRAD SCAN   3706    27    34       32          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          29        0          14           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    13    22       32          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    32       36          34          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          28       18          36          30
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       20          34          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          12
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    14    13       16          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210          12       13           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    19    27       31          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       38          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          24       36          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085    13    24       16          22          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    23    26       32          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    20       40          38           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    21    32       37           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    17       11          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          12        4           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14        9          17          26

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               22         25    19    26
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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