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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT JUL 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          61        58          55          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    71    73        75          71
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    67    69        70          70          69
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        52          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          51        49          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    67    72        72          66          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    50
GREAT FALLS   3776          70   74         73          73
HAVRE SCAN    2710    69    71        71          66          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    67    70        72          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          61        59          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          61        65          56          52
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          54        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    66    68        68          68          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        52          48           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    55
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        56          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    69    72        72          67          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        48          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          57        56          52          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    67    70        72          71          66
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    67    68        68          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    70    72        69          66          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    70    77        78          72          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    63    65        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          61        58          53          47
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        54          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    71                      85
ALZADA DOT    4327    67                      85
ARROW CREEK   3956    70                      88
AVON NORTH    5085    62                      62
BEARSMOUTH    3901    66                      87
BEAVER HILL   2551    65                      81
BIDDLE DOT    3418    71                      86
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    62                      61
BOULDER PASS  5600    63                      81
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    68                      88
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    66                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    69                      85
COMERSTOWN    2099    66                      81
COW CREEK     2500    65                      85
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    82                      85
DEEP CREEK    5870    57                      82
DEARBORN      3500    67                      87
DENTON DOT    3557    69                      86
E LIVINGSTON  4555    66                      86
EKALAKA DOT   3687    68                      82
ESSEX DOT     3875    64                      85
GARRISON DOT  4327    64                      88
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    59                      79
GEYSER DOT    4138    65                      83
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    66                      84
GREENOUGH HL  4070    67                      89
HAYS DOT      3697    66                      78
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    65                      85
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    72                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018    72                      87
INVERNESS     3300    67                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    65                      81
KARST DOT     5698    59                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    66                      82
LINDSAY DIV   3198    65                      83
LOMA DOT      2557    72                      86
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    65                      84
MACDONALD PSS 6320    64                      82
MALTA SOUTH   3122    70                      84
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    64                      78
MONARCH CANYN 5218    67                      84
MONIDA PASS   6824    63                      82
NAVAHO DOT    2570    61                      80
NINEMILE DOT  4301    66                      89
NORRIS HILL   5695    66                      73
PENDROY DOT   4199    68                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    58                      78
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    65                      80
ROSCOE HILL   5337    68                      82
SACO DOT      2177    67                      63
SIEBEN DOT    4040    67                      85
SIOUX PASS    2480    67                      82
SWAN LAKE     3567    64                      86
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    70                      90
SWEET GRASS   3690    66                      82
TROUT CREEK   2384    69                      89
TWO MEDICINE  4920    58                      77
US2 STATELINE 2099    66                      82
YAAK HILL     2201    72                      87
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    69                      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           0       15           6          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    5          28          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    11       11           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       31          37          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    36       34          40          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          11        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               26
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       25          22          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    17    20       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           4        2          21          10
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        2          17          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          12        6          13           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    10     8        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       12          48
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          12
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     8    19       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       33          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          25       32          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    12       11          19          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    14       19          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    20       35          44           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    19       19          11           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          13       18          22          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        5           8          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   102
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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