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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST WED DEC 7 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    31    31        34          34          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        33          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    31        35          36          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          31   34         35          37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    26    31        33          39          42
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    31        32          36           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    26    28        33          38          42
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          38           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          31        33          35          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    33        35          40          42
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        32          33          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    30    31        33          36          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    34    34        36          40           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        34          39          43
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    24    27        30          36          41
UTICA 11SW    5070    28    31        33          36          37
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          37
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          28        31          33          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101     5                      30
ALZADA DOT    4327     2                      30
ARROW CREEK   3956     4                      34
AVON NORTH    5085     6                      60
BEARSMOUTH    3901    15                      32
BEAVER HILL   2551     6                      23
BIDDLE DOT    3418     5                      20
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     9                      50
BOULDER PASS  5600     2                      22
BOWMANS CORNR 4301     9                      32
BOZEMAN PASS  5748     5                      24
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898     5                      28
COMERSTOWN    2099     1                       0
COW CREEK     2500     4                      30
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    19                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870     4                      24
DEARBORN      3500     2                      34
DENTON DOT    3557     1                      33
E LIVINGSTON  4555    10                      33
EKALAKA DOT   3687     0                      32
ESSEX DOT     3875    -2                      28
GARRISON DOT  4327     2                      31
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    10                      25
GEYSER DOT    4138    -3                      28
GOVERNMENT HL 3165     5                      30
GREENOUGH HL  4070    13                      30
HAYS DOT      3697     0                      32
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    11                      32
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     5                      28
HYSHAM HILLS  3549     7                      37
INGOMAR DOT   3018     6                      33
INVERNESS     3300    -1                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    -4                      22
KARST DOT     5698     3                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    -3                      26
LINDSAY DIV   3198     5                      31
LOMA DOT      2557     5                      38
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    17                      31
MACDONALD PSS 6320    -1                      24
MALTA SOUTH   3122     0                      30
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     1                      25
MONARCH CANYN 5218     5                      44
MONIDA PASS   6824    -1                      23
NAVAHO DOT    2570    -2                      27
NINEMILE DOT  4301    15                      34
NORRIS HILL   5695     5                      80
PENDROY DOT   4199     2                      19
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778     5                      17
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    11                      35
ROGERS PASS   5406     3                      16
ROSCOE HILL   5337    16                      33
SACO DOT      2177     6                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040     4                      30
SIOUX PASS    2480     1                      30
SWAN LAKE     3567    18                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     7                      32
SWEET GRASS   3690    -3                      23
TROUT CREEK   2384    22                      34
TWO MEDICINE  4920   -10                      26
US2 STATELINE 2099     4                      31
YAAK HILL     2201    19                      33
YELLOWSTONE B 3194     7                      34

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       29           9          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    10    11       13           6          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    16    23       29          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    14       31          30          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    19       32          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7       14          36          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          17       21          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     5       11           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          38
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    13    25       28          17          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       26          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    10   152       16         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    20    23       28          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    24       37          40           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    10    17       24           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    13       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       23          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        4          13          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               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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