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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT FRI SEP 30 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          51        47          48          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    56        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    48          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M         M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800          42        41          41          43
COOKE CITY NR 8700          45        43          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    68    61        58          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    42
GREAT FALLS   3776          66   62         60          58
HAVRE SCAN    2710    64    60        58          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    65    63        60          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          47        46          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          54        50          50          50
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          50        45          46
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    65    63        58          57          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        48          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    49
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        49          47          46
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    66    63        58          57          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        42          42          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          45        43          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M         M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    58    57        57          58           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    66    63        56          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    71    63        60          58          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    61    58        54          55          54
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          50        45          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          46        45          43          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    80                      68
ALZADA DOT    4327    80                      70
ARROW CREEK   3956    90                      70
AVON NORTH    5085    75                      75
BEARSMOUTH    3901    83                      68
BEAVER HILL   2551    81                      71
BIDDLE DOT    3418    93                      85
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    61                      59
BOULDER PASS  5600    75                      67
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    78                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    78                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    90                      63
COMERSTOWN    2099    72                      61
COW CREEK     2500    81                      67
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    71                      62
DEEP CREEK    5870    75                      65
DEARBORN      3500    80                      68
DENTON DOT    3557    87                      65
E LIVINGSTON  4555    78                      67
EKALAKA DOT   3687    83                      67
ESSEX DOT     3875    68                      64
GARRISON DOT  4327    79                      69
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    77                      59
GEYSER DOT    4138    82                      63
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    88                      70
GREENOUGH HL  4070    82                      68
HAYS DOT      3697    79                      63
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    79                      66
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    87                      70
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    92                      70
INGOMAR DOT   3018    86                      68
INVERNESS     3300    79                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    80                      67
KARST DOT     5698    65                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    80                      62
LINDSAY DIV   3198    82                      66
LOMA DOT      2557    86                      69
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    78                      64
MACDONALD PSS 6320    72                      61
MALTA SOUTH   3122    88                      67
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    79                      66
MONARCH CANYN 5218    83                      63
MONIDA PASS   6824    73                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    69                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    82                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    73                      77
PENDROY DOT   4199    78                      65
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    76                      65
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    74                      71
ROSCOE HILL   5337    71                      65
SACO DOT      2177    88                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    75                      67
SIOUX PASS    2480    70                      66
SWAN LAKE     3567    75                      65
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    90                      73
SWEET GRASS   3690    80                      61
TROUT CREEK   2384    80                      65
TWO MEDICINE  4920    75                      60
US2 STATELINE 2099    68                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    80                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    89                      70

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           8       21           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    8          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M        M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    26    33       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    19    26       30          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    23    32       26          21          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           9        0          18           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          18        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          14       15          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    15       15           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    4
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    20    27       29          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       34          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M        M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    26    29       33          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       40          29           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    19    21       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    18       10          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       18          20          24
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6           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               77        200   200    79
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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