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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU AUG 25 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          52        52          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    62    65        67          68
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          50          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    61    63        66          66          66
CAMERON 15SW  8800          47        48          48          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          46        46          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    57    63        64          62          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    45
GREAT FALLS   3776          58   63         64          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    56    60        62          63          62
JORDAN SCAN   2820    59    64        66          68           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          52        54          48          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          58        62          58          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    60    62        65          66          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        52          50          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    53    58        62          64          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          45        45          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          47        51          51          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    65    67        69          70          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    64    65        66          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    56    60        62          64          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    54    64        66          67          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    51    56        60          62          60
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          53        55          53          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          46        47          48          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    53                      73
ALZADA DOT    4327    55                      77
ARROW CREEK   3956    53                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    44                      44
BEARSMOUTH    3901    51                      75
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      72
BIDDLE DOT    3418    58                      72
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    44                      44
BOULDER PASS  5600    46                      66
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    51                      75
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    44                      70
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    54                      69
COMERSTOWN    2099    50                      68
COW CREEK     2500    53                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    50                      75
DEEP CREEK    5870    41                      71
DEARBORN      3500    48                      78
DENTON DOT    3557    48                      73
E LIVINGSTON  4555    46                      75
EKALAKA DOT   3687    51                      75
ESSEX DOT     3875    47                      75
GARRISON DOT  4327    42                      75
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    44                      66
GEYSER DOT    4138    46                      69
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    54                      77
GREENOUGH HL  4070    50                      76
HAYS DOT      3697    45                      69
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    48                      74
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    53                      74
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    58                      80
INGOMAR DOT   3018    57                      77
INVERNESS     3300    49                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    48                      66
KARST DOT     5698    44                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    48                      69
LINDSAY DIV   3198    52                      74
LOMA DOT      2557    53                      79
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    50                      75
MACDONALD PSS 6320    44                      69
MALTA SOUTH   3122    55                      71
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    48                      67
MONARCH CANYN 5218    46                      68
MONIDA PASS   6824    47                      73
NAVAHO DOT    2570    47                      69
NINEMILE DOT  4301    48                      78
NORRIS HILL   5695    46                      53
PENDROY DOT   4199    52                      70
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    43                      64
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    49                      67
ROSCOE HILL   5337    48                      71
SACO DOT      2177    57                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    49                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    53                      76
SWAN LAKE     3567    50                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    55                      80
SWEET GRASS   3690    52                      69
TROUT CREEK   2384    55                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    41                      67
US2 STATELINE 2099    56                      75
YAAK HILL     2201    59                      79
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    53                      78

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        5           1           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    3          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     9        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    22       31          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               21
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    12       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    18       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          18           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        5          10           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     9     8        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    1
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    22       19          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       27          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    11       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       18          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    16       29          32           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     6    17       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        9          17          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        3           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              108        185   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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