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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE SEP 27 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          50        45          46          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    53    54        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    47          46          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          39        40          42          44
COOKE CITY NR 8700          44        42          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    68    61        57          53          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    41
GREAT FALLS   3776          66   62         59          58
HAVRE SCAN    2710    64    60        57          56          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    62    60        57          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          44        44          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          54        50          49          49
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          49        44          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    62    60        55          56          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        47          45          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    64    61        56          56          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        42          41          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          44        42          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    60    58        55          56           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    66    61        54          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    71    62        58          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          49        44          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          44        43          42          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    80                      65
ALZADA DOT    4327    82                      66
ARROW CREEK   3956    91                      67
AVON NORTH    5085    83                      83
BEARSMOUTH    3901    88                      64
BEAVER HILL   2551    84                      68
BIDDLE DOT    3418    86                      79
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    80                      78
BOULDER PASS  5600    82                      66
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    87                      65
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    86                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    90                      61
COMERSTOWN    2099    79                      62
COW CREEK     2500    84                      63
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    71                      61
DEEP CREEK    5870    75                      61
DEARBORN      3500    87                      65
DENTON DOT    3557    90                      63
E LIVINGSTON  4555    88                      66
EKALAKA DOT   3687    78                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    68                      61
GARRISON DOT  4327    85                      66
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    84                      57
GEYSER DOT    4138    85                      61
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    85                      64
GREENOUGH HL  4070    90                      64
HAYS DOT      3697    81                      59
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    87                      62
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    83                      65
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    92                      65
INGOMAR DOT   3018    87                      63
INVERNESS     3300    72                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    86                      66
KARST DOT     5698    70                      57
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    82                      59
LINDSAY DIV   3198    85                      62
LOMA DOT      2557    91                      67
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    80                      62
MACDONALD PSS 6320    82                      57
MALTA SOUTH   3122    93                      63
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    82                      61
MONARCH CANYN 5218    83                      61
MONIDA PASS   6824    84                      60
NAVAHO DOT    2570    77                      61
NINEMILE DOT  4301    81                      63
NORRIS HILL   5695    86                      85
PENDROY DOT   4199    80                      66
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    83                      66
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    75                      70
ROSCOE HILL   5337    80                      62
SACO DOT      2177    89                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    85                      63
SIOUX PASS    2480    81                      62
SWAN LAKE     3567    71                      62
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    90                      68
SWEET GRASS   3690    75                      63
TROUT CREEK   2384    81                      64
TWO MEDICINE  4920    73                      60
US2 STATELINE 2099    80                      62
YAAK HILL     2201    86                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    90                      68

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          11       22           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   11          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    34       33          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    22    29       30          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    27    34       24          20          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           6        0          18           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          20        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       17          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    17    16       16           3          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    25    29       31          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          15       35          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       36          31          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    30       34          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    31       40          29           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    21    20       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          18       20          21          24
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        4           9          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               98        200   200    76
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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