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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT MAY 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          42        41          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    55    57        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    64    63        58          60          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    63    58        56          50          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          66   61         58          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    65    61        56          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    68    65        61          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          47        44          38          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          45        44          43          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        37          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    65    63        60          57          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          41        39          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    62    58        54          52          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          35        36          35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    67    64        61          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    64    62        57          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    66    62        53          52          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    65    61        59          56          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    63    56        50          50          48
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          55        48          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          37        34          33          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    96                      64
ALZADA DOT    4327    93                      69
ARROW CREEK   3956    98                      65
AVON NORTH    5085    78                      78
BEARSMOUTH    3901    94                      63
BEAVER HILL   2551    89                      73
BIDDLE DOT    3418    98                      84
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    86                      86
BOULDER PASS  5600    92                      64
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    81                      63
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    83                      59
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    97                      68
COMERSTOWN    2099    72                      22
COW CREEK     2500    86                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    77                      63
DEEP CREEK    5870    75                      57
DEARBORN      3500    81                      62
DENTON DOT    3557    91                      61
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    90                      66
ESSEX DOT     3875    66                      61
GARRISON DOT  4327    77                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    89                      54
GEYSER DOT    4138    85                      58
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    94                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    89                      64
HAYS DOT      3697    84                      56
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    87                      59
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    97                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    92                      68
INVERNESS     3300    89                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    86                      64
KARST DOT     5698    80                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    86                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198    89                      66
LOMA DOT      2557    96                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    68                      55
MACDONALD PSS 6320    81                      53
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    84                      63
MONARCH CANYN 5218    79                      57
MONIDA PASS   6824    75                      53
NAVAHO DOT    2570    77                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    89                      63
NORRIS HILL   5695    82                      72
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    64                      56
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    77                      66
ROSCOE HILL   5337    84                      59
SACO DOT      2177    92                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    86                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    82                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    67                      59
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   102                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    88                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    80                      64
TWO MEDICINE  4920    57                      55
US2 STATELINE 2099    76                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    93                      67

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          24       31          11          15
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   38          51          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    13       14           6          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       53          46          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    35       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          35           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    24    32       36          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    28       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          32       20          37          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    14       13          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          15       16           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    36    35       36          18           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    11    13       12          22          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    30       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    33       37           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    13    21       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          19        6           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          17       19          19          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               17         20    16    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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