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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST THU DEC 8 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          33        34          36          38
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    30    30        34          33          34
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        32          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    23    27        33          35          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          28   33         34          36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    20    26        30          38          42
JORDAN SCAN   2820    23    27        31          36           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          30        32          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    26    28        33          38          42
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          30        33          35          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    25    30        34          39          42
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          33          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    29    31        32          36          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    32    32        35          39           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    29    31        34          38          43
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    15    22        25          35          41
UTICA 11SW    5070    27    30        33          36          37
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          27        30          33          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101     2                      27
ALZADA DOT    4327    -3                      26
ARROW CREEK   3956     1                      32
AVON NORTH    5085     3                      30
BEARSMOUTH    3901     8                      30
BEAVER HILL   2551    -1                      20
BIDDLE DOT    3418     0                      16
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     4                       0
BOULDER PASS  5600    -1                      19
BOWMANS CORNR 4301     7                      29
BOZEMAN PASS  5748     1                      23
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898     3                      24
COMERSTOWN    2099    -1                      50
COW CREEK     2500    -2                      27
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    14                      31
DEEP CREEK    5870     0                      21
DEARBORN      3500     2                      31
DENTON DOT    3557     4                      31
E LIVINGSTON  4555     4                      31
EKALAKA DOT   3687    -5                      28
ESSEX DOT     3875    -5                      25
GARRISON DOT  4327    -2                      28
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    -2                      24
GEYSER DOT    4138     3                      24
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    -3                      27
GREENOUGH HL  4070     7                      28
HAYS DOT      3697    -6                      30
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    10                      31
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    -4                      26
HYSHAM HILLS  3549     3                      35
INGOMAR DOT   3018     1                      31
INVERNESS     3300    -3                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677     5                      19
KARST DOT     5698    -4                      25
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622     0                      23
LINDSAY DIV   3198     1                      27
LOMA DOT      2557     4                      36
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    11                      29
MACDONALD PSS 6320    -3                      22
MALTA SOUTH   3122    -4                      26
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     1                      21
MONARCH CANYN 5218     6                      37
MONIDA PASS   6824     5                      20
NAVAHO DOT    2570    -4                      23
NINEMILE DOT  4301     9                      33
NORRIS HILL   5695    -1                      60
PENDROY DOT   4199     2                      18
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    -1                      16
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     0                      33
ROGERS PASS   5406     1                      14
ROSCOE HILL   5337     3                      32
SACO DOT      2177     2                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040    10                      27
SIOUX PASS    2480     2                      29
SWAN LAKE     3567     8                      31
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     0                      29
SWEET GRASS   3690    -5                      19
TROUT CREEK   2384    14                      33
TWO MEDICINE  4920   -17                      23
US2 STATELINE 2099     5                      28
YAAK HILL     2201    21                      33
YELLOWSTONE B 3194     4                      32

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                0     5
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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          20       28           9          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10       14           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       23          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          10        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     6    12       23          30          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    17       25          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7       14          35          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       21          18           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     5       11           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    19       27          17           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       25          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9   261       15         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    14    22       27          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    18       37          40           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    15       20           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    11       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        3          13          24

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               48         35    28    45
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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