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

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    48                      64
ALZADA DOT    4327    55                      70
ARROW CREEK   3956    50                      67
AVON NORTH    5085    36                      36
BEARSMOUTH    3901    42                      58
BEAVER HILL   2551    54                      69
BIDDLE DOT    3418    60                      68
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    42                      42
BOULDER PASS  5600    36                      56
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    43                      59
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    43                      56
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    50                      62
COMERSTOWN    2099    55                      27
COW CREEK     2500    54                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    46                      61
DEEP CREEK    5870    34                      53
DEARBORN      3500    44                      60
DENTON DOT    3557    42                      59
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    54                      67
ESSEX DOT     3875    46                      58
GARRISON DOT  4327    39                      56
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    40                      48
GEYSER DOT    4138    40                      55
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    53                      69
GREENOUGH HL  4070    43                      58
HAYS DOT      3697    42                      56
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    41                      57
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    53                      68
INGOMAR DOT   3018    53                      68
INVERNESS     3300    48                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    45                      56
KARST DOT     5698    44                      55
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    42                      56
LINDSAY DIV   3198    53                      68
LOMA DOT      2557    50                      61
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    39                      53
MACDONALD PSS 6320    38                      48
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    51                      64
MONARCH CANYN 5218    38                      53
MONIDA PASS   6824    42                      53
NAVAHO DOT    2570    50                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    43                      58
NORRIS HILL   5695    44                      46
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    43                      50
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    69                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    42                      48
ROSCOE HILL   5337    44                      57
SACO DOT      2177    47                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    43                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    55                      68
SWAN LAKE     3567    43                      57
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    57                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    47                      56
TROUT CREEK   2384    50                      64
TWO MEDICINE  4920    37                      52
US2 STATELINE 2099    55                      70
YAAK HILL     2201    52                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    51                      66

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          26       32          11          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   25          51          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    10       10           5          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          45          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    33    36       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          26           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    26    33       37          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    18    29       37          40          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          11
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     9    10       13          12          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          39
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210          20       19           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32       33          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          39       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       12          22          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    31       42          44           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    28    36       38           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       15          18          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               13         17    14    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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