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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON MAY 30 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          47        44          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    55    57        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    41          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    59    60        60          61          59
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    54    56        57          51          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          55   58         57          57
HAVRE SCAN    2710    56    58        57          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    59    61        61          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          51        48          38          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          46        48          43          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        40          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    58    60        60          58          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          42        42          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    55    56        56          52          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          38        36          35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    58    60        62          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    58    58        58          55           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    55    56        56          52          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    54    58        58          56          52
UTICA 11SW    5070    52    54        52          51          49
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          54        54          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          40        38          34          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    58                      69
ALZADA DOT    4327    60                      72
ARROW CREEK   3956    59                      70
AVON NORTH    5085    48                      48
BEARSMOUTH    3901    95                      65
BEAVER HILL   2551    62                      72
BIDDLE DOT    3418    64                      72
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    43                      42
BOULDER PASS  5600    50                      65
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    52                      65
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    53                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    55                      69
COMERSTOWN    2099    58                      44
COW CREEK     2500    59                      72
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    46                      66
DEEP CREEK    5870    39                      61
DEARBORN      3500    54                      66
DENTON DOT    3557    53                      66
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    59                      70
ESSEX DOT     3875    47                      61
GARRISON DOT  4327    49                      66
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    43                      55
GEYSER DOT    4138    51                      62
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    56                      72
GREENOUGH HL  4070    50                      65
HAYS DOT      3697    52                      60
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    48                      62
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    59                      71
INGOMAR DOT   3018    57                      71
INVERNESS     3300    52                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    53                      65
KARST DOT     5698    50                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    52                      63
LINDSAY DIV   3198    57                      70
LOMA DOT      2557    57                      67
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    44                      59
MACDONALD PSS 6320    41                      57
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    58                      67
MONARCH CANYN 5218    48                      60
MONIDA PASS   6824    44                      59
NAVAHO DOT    2570    54                      66
NINEMILE DOT  4301    51                      66
NORRIS HILL   5695    52                      56
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    43                      56
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    48                      58
ROSCOE HILL   5337    52                      64
SACO DOT      2177    62                      51
SIEBEN DOT    4040    49                      72
SIOUX PASS    2480    62                      69
SWAN LAKE     3567    48                      60
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    59                      75
SWEET GRASS   3690    48                      64
TROUT CREEK   2384    52                      68
TWO MEDICINE  4920    41                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    62                      70
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    58                      71

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          14
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   27          51          53
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    13       10           6           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    34       33          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          35        0          40           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    20    28       36          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    19    26       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       20          36          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       27          25           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    14    13       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          14       14           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    33       34          21           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       38          33          38
POPLAR 13NE   2085    10    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    15    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    31       36           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    20       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          16        6           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       30          31          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          15       17          18          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               20         20    17    27
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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