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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT THU JUL 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          62        56          54          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    71    73        74          70
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    79    74        69          70          68
CAMERON 15SW  8800          56        51          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          54        48          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    87    79        73          66          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    48
GREAT FALLS   3776          91   80         75          71
HAVRE SCAN    2710    81    74        69          65          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    78    76        73          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          60        56          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          64        60          56          52
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          55        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    79    77        72          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        51          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          57        54          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    86    79        71          66          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          48        47          45          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          57        54          52          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    78    75        73          71          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    74    71        68          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    85    78        68          66          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   106    83        78          72          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    77    70        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          63        55          52          46
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          56        53          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   110                      84
ALZADA DOT    4327    94                      84
ARROW CREEK   3956   102                      86
AVON NORTH    5085   105                      10
BEARSMOUTH    3901   115                      85
BEAVER HILL   2551    99                      84
BIDDLE DOT    3418    98                      95
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   112                      11
BOULDER PASS  5600    99                      82
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   114                      86
BOZEMAN PASS  5748   110                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   111                      87
COMERSTOWN    2099    94                      78
COW CREEK     2500   106                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    82                      85
DEEP CREEK    5870    90                      82
DEARBORN      3500   104                      85
DENTON DOT    3557   118                      83
E LIVINGSTON  4555   105                      85
EKALAKA DOT   3687    83                      81
ESSEX DOT     3875    92                      83
GARRISON DOT  4327   107                      86
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   114                      77
GEYSER DOT    4138   112                      80
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   107                      83
GREENOUGH HL  4070   121                      88
HAYS DOT      3697   104                      76
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   118                      82
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   115                      86
INGOMAR DOT   3018   112                      86
INVERNESS     3300   100                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677   108                      82
KARST DOT     5698   104                      76
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622   106                      79
LINDSAY DIV   3198    95                      81
LOMA DOT      2557   123                      85
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   116                      80
MACDONALD PSS 6320   109                      78
MALTA SOUTH   3122   116                      80
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   112                      79
MONARCH CANYN 5218   117                      82
MONIDA PASS   6824   116                      79
NAVAHO DOT    2570    95                      78
NINEMILE DOT  4301   114                      87
NORRIS HILL   5695   117                      11
PENDROY DOT   4199   100                      84
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   113                      87
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   100                      87
ROSCOE HILL   5337   103                      80
SACO DOT      2177   117                      63
SIEBEN DOT    4040   103                      84
SIOUX PASS    2480   104                      80
SWAN LAKE     3567    92                      84
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   116                      89
SWEET GRASS   3690   114                      80
TROUT CREEK   2384   123                      86
TWO MEDICINE  4920   106                      73
US2 STATELINE 2099    93                      80
YAAK HILL     2201   125                      87
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    98                      86

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           1       16           7          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          28          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    13       11           6          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       32          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    34    38       34          40          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               28
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    14       25          23          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    21       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        0          21          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           7        2          17          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          12        6          13           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    13     8        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       13          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        0           0          13
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    20       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       34          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          25       32          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       11          21          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       19          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    21       37          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    20       19          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          14       19          23          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        3           9          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    97
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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