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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED SEP 28 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        47          47          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    53    54        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    47          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          40        40          41          44
COOKE CITY NR 8700          43        43          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    51    55        57          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    42
GREAT FALLS   3776          53   57         57          58
HAVRE SCAN    2710    55    57        58          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    54    56        57          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          45        46          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          50        54          50          49
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        45          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    54    56        57          56          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          49        49          46          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    52    55        57          56          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          44        43          41          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          44        44          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    56    56        56          57           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    51    54        55          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    50    56        57          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          45        46          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          44        44          42          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    54                      66
ALZADA DOT    4327    53                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    53                      69
AVON NORTH    5085    46                      46
BEARSMOUTH    3901    53                      66
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      66
BIDDLE DOT    3418    52                      64
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    47                      45
BOULDER PASS  5600    47                      63
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    51                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    50                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    52                      63
COMERSTOWN    2099    50                      56
COW CREEK     2500    52                      65
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    47                      63
DEEP CREEK    5870    41                      61
DEARBORN      3500    51                      68
DENTON DOT    3557    50                      66
E LIVINGSTON  4555    48                      68
EKALAKA DOT   3687    55                      64
ESSEX DOT     3875    48                      62
GARRISON DOT  4327    53                      66
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    46                      58
GEYSER DOT    4138    47                      63
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    54                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    52                      66
HAYS DOT      3697    49                      61
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    54                      65
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    52                      66
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    56                      68
INGOMAR DOT   3018    54                      66
INVERNESS     3300    46                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    48                      63
KARST DOT     5698    42                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    47                      61
LINDSAY DIV   3198    53                      65
LOMA DOT      2557    53                      68
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    50                      64
MACDONALD PSS 6320    44                      59
MALTA SOUTH   3122    55                      66
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    50                      62
MONARCH CANYN 5218    46                      62
MONIDA PASS   6824    46                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    47                      63
NINEMILE DOT  4301    52                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    49                      54
PENDROY DOT   4199    47                      61
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    43                      58
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    47                      60
ROSCOE HILL   5337    51                      64
SACO DOT      2177    53                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    50                      65
SIOUX PASS    2480    53                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    48                      64
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    55                      70
SWEET GRASS   3690    46                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    51                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    43                      60
US2 STATELINE 2099    54                      65
YAAK HILL     2201    57                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    55                      70

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          10       22           6           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   10          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    27    34       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    21    28       31          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    25    33       25          20          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           6        0          19           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          19        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          14       16          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    15       19          36          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    5
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    23    28       31          12           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          15       35          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    30       34          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    30       40          29           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    19    20       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          17       19          21          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           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               98        200   200    77
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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