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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN MAY 29 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          46        41          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    55    57        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    71    67        59          61          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    70    61        57          50          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          69   63         59          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    68    62        56          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    70    66        61          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        44          38          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          51        44          42          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        38          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    69    67        60          57          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    43
MAXVILLE NR   7210          43        40          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    65    60        55          52          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          36        36          35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    71    66        61          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    67    64        57          55           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    68    64        55          52          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    74    63        59          56          52
UTICA 11SW    5070    65    58        51          50          49
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          58        48          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          40        36          34          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   107                      68
ALZADA DOT    4327    99                      71
ARROW CREEK   3956    98                      68
AVON NORTH    5085    93                      93
BEARSMOUTH    3901    95                      65
BEAVER HILL   2551   100                      77
BIDDLE DOT    3418   104                      87
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    83                      81
BOULDER PASS  5600    87                      67
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    89                      64
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    95                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   106                      71
COMERSTOWN    2099    93                      39
COW CREEK     2500    97                      70
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    95                      64
DEEP CREEK    5870    84                      61
DEARBORN      3500    79                      63
DENTON DOT    3557    99                      63
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687   102                      67
ESSEX DOT     3875    61                      60
GARRISON DOT  4327    90                      66
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    83                      56
GEYSER DOT    4138    91                      60
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   109                      70
GREENOUGH HL  4070    81                      65
HAYS DOT      3697    98                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    86                      60
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   107                      68
INGOMAR DOT   3018   103                      69
INVERNESS     3300    86                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    92                      67
KARST DOT     5698    89                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    96                      60
LINDSAY DIV   3198   101                      67
LOMA DOT      2557   104                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    78                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    85                      55
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    97                      66
MONARCH CANYN 5218    89                      59
MONIDA PASS   6824    86                      57
NAVAHO DOT    2570    86                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    81                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    92                      88
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    93                      63
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    83                      66
ROSCOE HILL   5337   102                      61
SACO DOT      2177   105                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    95                      70
SIOUX PASS    2480    99                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    65                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   110                      74
SWEET GRASS   3690    85                      64
TROUT CREEK   2384   100                      65
TWO MEDICINE  4920    80                      55
US2 STATELINE 2099    95                      67
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    94                      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          23       31          10          15
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   28          52          53
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    20    14       12           6           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          56
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    35       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          35        0          40           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    21    29       35          34          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    20    27       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       19          37          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       27          25           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    14    14       13          11          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          14       15           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    34       35          19           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    11    14       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16       22          19           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    30       41          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    22    30       37           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    13    20       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        6           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       28          30          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       18          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               19         22    17    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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