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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT WED AUG 24 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          54        53          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    64    67        69          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          50          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    67    69        70          71          70
CAMERON 15SW  8800          50        50          49          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          47        46          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    60    64        64          62          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    46
GREAT FALLS   3776          63   66         66          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    62    64        64          64          62
JORDAN SCAN   2820    64    67        68          69           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          54        55          48          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          60        64          58          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          48        49          49
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    63    66        68          66          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          48           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        52          50          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    61    63        66          64          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          47        45          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          51        54          52          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    69    70        72          70          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    66    67        67          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    60    63        64          64          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    62    66        67          68          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    60    63        63          63          60
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          54        56          53          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          48        49          48          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    58                      77
ALZADA DOT    4327    59                      80
ARROW CREEK   3956    57                      83
AVON NORTH    5085    56                      56
BEARSMOUTH    3901    60                      78
BEAVER HILL   2551    57                      77
BIDDLE DOT    3418    61                      77
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    48                      47
BOULDER PASS  5600    56                      72
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    60                      77
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    50                      75
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    59                      73
COMERSTOWN    2099    58                      77
COW CREEK     2500    60                      79
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    55                      76
DEEP CREEK    5870    49                      73
DEARBORN      3500    61                      79
DENTON DOT    3557    59                      77
E LIVINGSTON  4555    52                      79
EKALAKA DOT   3687    55                      77
ESSEX DOT     3875    56                      73
GARRISON DOT  4327    56                      79
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    49                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    58                      73
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    59                      81
GREENOUGH HL  4070    62                      79
HAYS DOT      3697    55                      72
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    57                      77
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    56                      78
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    61                      82
INGOMAR DOT   3018    59                      81
INVERNESS     3300    54                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    57                      72
KARST DOT     5698    49                      73
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    57                      73
LINDSAY DIV   3198    55                      78
LOMA DOT      2557    65                      81
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    52                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320    54                      71
MALTA SOUTH   3122    58                      75
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    57                      75
MONARCH CANYN 5218    57                      72
MONIDA PASS   6824    51                      75
NAVAHO DOT    2570    52                      76
NINEMILE DOT  4301    53                      81
NORRIS HILL   5695    50                      57
PENDROY DOT   4199    56                      71
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    48                      69
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    60                      70
ROSCOE HILL   5337    54                      76
SACO DOT      2177    59                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    60                      79
SIOUX PASS    2480    60                      80
SWAN LAKE     3567    59                      78
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    60                      83
SWEET GRASS   3690    53                      69
TROUT CREEK   2384    59                      82
TWO MEDICINE  4920    50                      67
US2 STATELINE 2099    62                      81
YAAK HILL     2201    60                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    58                      81

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        6           1           8
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          27          32
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9     9        7           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    22       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               23
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    11    18       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        6          10           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     9     8        0           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          48
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           3
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    18    24       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       27          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    11       11          19          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       18          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    16       28          33           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    17       18          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     8    13        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        9          17          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        3           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              105        190   200    92
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
.END




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