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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT MON JUL 25 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          64        54          53          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    70    72        73          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          49          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    88    82        73          74          70
CAMERON 15SW  8800          54        51          49          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          50        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    96    82        75          66          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          91   80         75          70
HAVRE SCAN    2710    82    75        70          65          60
JORDAN SCAN   2820    86    81        76          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          58        58          49          48
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          62        58          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    90    84        73          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          55        52          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    85    79        70          65          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        47          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          60        55          52          47
POPLAR 13NE   2085    89    83        77          71          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    80    76        69          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    73        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   106    83        78          71          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    80    73        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          62        54          52          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          53        52          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   122                      86
ALZADA DOT    4327   109                      89
ARROW CREEK   3956   122                      87
AVON NORTH    5085   114                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   117                      84
BEAVER HILL   2551   118                      93
BIDDLE DOT    3418   117                      10
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600    78                      85
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   119                      85
BOZEMAN PASS  5748   118                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   121                      90
COMERSTOWN    2099   107                      87
COW CREEK     2500   116                      85
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   118                      79
DEEP CREEK    5870    99                      85
DEARBORN      3500   112                      84
DENTON DOT    3557   119                      81
E LIVINGSTON  4555   120                      85
EKALAKA DOT   3687   106                      85
ESSEX DOT     3875    89                      80
GARRISON DOT  4327   111                      87
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   101                      77
GEYSER DOT    4138   112                      78
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   122                      90
GREENOUGH HL  4070   122                      85
HAYS DOT      3697   108                      76
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   119                      80
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   129                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018   124                      87
INVERNESS     3300   113                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677   101                      85
KARST DOT     5698   102                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198   118                      84
LOMA DOT      2557   126                      84
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   112                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320   115                      77
MALTA SOUTH   3122   126                      85
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   122                      86
MONARCH CANYN 5218   113                      80
MONIDA PASS   6824    97                      80
NAVAHO DOT    2570   111                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301   118                      85
NORRIS HILL   5695   114                      11
PENDROY DOT   4199   104                      86
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   113                      88
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   130                      80
ROSCOE HILL   5337   113                      81
SACO DOT      2177   125                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040   112                      85
SIOUX PASS    2480   112                      84
SWAN LAKE     3567    91                      82
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   127                      92
SWEET GRASS   3690   117                      82
TROUT CREEK   2384   124                      83
TWO MEDICINE  4920   105                      75
US2 STATELINE 2099   111                      85
YAAK HILL     2201   120                      85
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   118                      87

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           4       19           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    7          31          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    13       11           6          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       37          40          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    24       32          37          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               32
HAVRE SCAN    2710    11    15       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    22       28          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        1          22          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          18          14
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M        7          14           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       16          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        0           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    13    21       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          19       31          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          27       33          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       11          20          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    14       20          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    26       40          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    20       20          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          15       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        5           9          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              200        200   200    87
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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