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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI AUG 26 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          53        50          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    60    63        66          67
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    50          50          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    69    67        66          66          65
CAMERON 15SW  8800          50        47          48          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          47        45          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    81    70        65          61          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    44
GREAT FALLS   3776          76   70         68          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    69    66        63          62          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    70    69        67          68           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          52        52          47          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          63        58          57          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          48        46          48
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    72    70        65          65          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    51
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        50          49          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    70    66        62          63          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          45        44          44          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          47        46          50          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    73    71        69          69          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    70    68        65          65           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    74    69        61          63          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    88    70        68          66          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    65    61        58          60          59
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          57        52          52          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          47        46          47          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    75                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327    77                      77
ARROW CREEK   3956    92                      78
AVON NORTH    5085    92                      92
BEARSMOUTH    3901    98                      75
BEAVER HILL   2551    87                      77
BIDDLE DOT    3418    94                      84
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    87                      85
BOULDER PASS  5600    89                      71
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    99                      76
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    91                      73
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    89                      68
COMERSTOWN    2099    73                      72
COW CREEK     2500    71                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    94                      74
DEEP CREEK    5870    84                      72
DEARBORN      3500    89                      76
DENTON DOT    3557    98                      72
E LIVINGSTON  4555    92                      75
EKALAKA DOT   3687    78                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    77                      74
GARRISON DOT  4327    88                      77
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    93                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    87                      68
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    94                      78
GREENOUGH HL  4070   100                      77
HAYS DOT      3697    64                      68
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    97                      73
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    79                      76
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    87                      78
INGOMAR DOT   3018    84                      76
INVERNESS     3300    89                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    83                      71
KARST DOT     5698    81                      68
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    83                      69
LINDSAY DIV   3198    81                      73
LOMA DOT      2557   101                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    94                      73
MACDONALD PSS 6320    93                      69
MALTA SOUTH   3122    68                      72
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    80                      70
MONARCH CANYN 5218    92                      68
MONIDA PASS   6824    90                      71
NAVAHO DOT    2570    70                      71
NINEMILE DOT  4301    93                      78
NORRIS HILL   5695    96                      93
PENDROY DOT   4199    98                      75
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    85                      76
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    89                      78
ROSCOE HILL   5337    87                      70
SACO DOT      2177    90                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    96                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    83                      74
SWAN LAKE     3567    75                      75
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    90                      79
SWEET GRASS   3690    98                      69
TROUT CREEK   2384    93                      79
TWO MEDICINE  4920    87                      66
US2 STATELINE 2099    84                      75
YAAK HILL     2201   108                      83
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    89                      76

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                    4          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10        9           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    23       31          38          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    19       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           2        0          18           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        5          10           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     8     7        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           3
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    22       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       26          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    11       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    13       19          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    17       28          31           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    17       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        9          16          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        4           7          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              113        200   200    89
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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