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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI APR 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          34        36          35          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    45    48        47          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    42    44        44          45          44
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    44    45        43          45          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          42   44         44          46
HAVRE SCAN    2710    46    47        47          46          45
JORDAN SCAN   2820    43    44        44          45           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          37        37          31          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          36        37          35          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    43    44        44          45          45
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    40
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        36          36          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    41    42        44          45          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    44    46        46          45          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    44    44        44          43           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    42    45        47          48          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    42    46        46          47          47
UTICA 11SW    5070    38    40        42          44          44
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          41        41          50          37
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          33          34
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    38                      44
ALZADA DOT    4327    38                      46
ARROW CREEK   3956    38                      48
AVON NORTH    5085    32                      32
BEARSMOUTH    3901    39                      54
BEAVER HILL   2551    43                      47
BIDDLE DOT    3418    40                      44
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    31                      29
BOULDER PASS  5600    32                      41
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    40                      47
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    34                      44
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    37                      46
COMERSTOWN    2099    37                      50
COW CREEK     2500    42                      48
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    41                      58
DEEP CREEK    5870    28                      44
DEARBORN      3500    37                      49
DENTON DOT    3557    39                      47
E LIVINGSTON  4555    38                      50
EKALAKA DOT   3687    37                      44
ESSEX DOT     3875    41                      53
GARRISON DOT  4327    30                      53
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    30                      43
GEYSER DOT    4138    35                      44
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    39                      46
GREENOUGH HL  4070    41                      55
HAYS DOT      3697    38                      46
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    38                      53
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    37                      44
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    40                      49
INGOMAR DOT   3018    39                      47
INVERNESS     3300    42                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    35                      41
KARST DOT     5698    37                      46
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    33                      44
LINDSAY DIV   3198    39                      47
LOMA DOT      2557    43                      54
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    35                      53
MACDONALD PSS 6320    33                      43
MALTA SOUTH   3122    42                      48
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    41                      48
MONARCH CANYN 5218    35                      45
MONIDA PASS   6824    31                      47
NAVAHO DOT    2570    36                      50
NINEMILE DOT  4301    40                      58
NORRIS HILL   5695    35                      37
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    34                      41
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    40                      50
ROGERS PASS   5406    35                      39
ROSCOE HILL   5337    37                      45
SACO DOT      2177    42                      44
SIEBEN DOT    4040    39                      48
SIOUX PASS    2480    39                      48
SWAN LAKE     3567    46                      58
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    42                      48
SWEET GRASS   3690    39                      49
TROUT CREEK   2384    44                      61
TWO MEDICINE  4920    34                      45
US2 STATELINE 2099    39                      50
YAAK HILL     2201    49                      60
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    40                      49

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       31          11          39
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   26          49          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    18       15           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    37    32       38          32          39
COOKE CITY NR 8700          14        0           5           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    28    34       36          33          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    36       37          22          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    20    18       19          13          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       15           0          32
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    33       34          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          23       27          29          31
POPLAR 13NE   2085    21    29       20          21          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    30       34          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    28       40          37           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    29    36       38           6           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    18       10          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          17        6         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12        6          16          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               13         17    14    24
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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