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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT MON JUL 25 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          60        54          53          49
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    69    71        73          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          49          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    70    71        72          72          70
CAMERON 15SW  8800          54        52          49          45
COOKE CITY NR 8700          53        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    86    73        70          65          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          66   71         71          70
HAVRE SCAN    2710    80    72        68          65          60
JORDAN SCAN   2820    68    72        74          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          58        57          49          48
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          64        60          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    70    72        71          69          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          56        55          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    66    70        70          65          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        47          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          58        58          52          46
POPLAR 13NE   2085    74    76        77          71          64
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    69    70        70          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    73        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   102    76        73          70          63
UTICA 11SW    5070    63    66        66          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          60        58          51          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        54          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    71                      85
ALZADA DOT    4327    69                      88
ARROW CREEK   3956    68                      88
AVON NORTH    5085    59                      59
BEARSMOUTH    3901    62                      84
BEAVER HILL   2551    69                      86
BIDDLE DOT    3418    72                      87
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600    64                      81
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    64                      85
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    60                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    68                      87
COMERSTOWN    2099    67                      83
COW CREEK     2500    65                      86
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    59                      80
DEEP CREEK    5870    56                      82
DEARBORN      3500    63                      86
DENTON DOT    3557    64                      82
E LIVINGSTON  4555    64                      86
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    57                      80
GARRISON DOT  4327    59                      86
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    57                      76
GEYSER DOT    4138    62                      79
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    72                      89
GREENOUGH HL  4070    62                      84
HAYS DOT      3697    65                      77
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    59                      81
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    72                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018    73                      88
INVERNESS     3300    67                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    64                      81
KARST DOT     5698    57                      78
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198    67                      85
LOMA DOT      2557    69                      84
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    58                      77
MACDONALD PSS 6320    60                      77
MALTA SOUTH   3122    70                      85
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    67                      84
MONARCH CANYN 5218    61                      80
MONIDA PASS   6824    59                      80
NAVAHO DOT    2570    63                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301    62                      86
NORRIS HILL   5695    64                      70
PENDROY DOT   4199    66                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    57                      77
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    61                      77
ROSCOE HILL   5337    67                      82
SACO DOT      2177    67                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    63                      86
SIOUX PASS    2480    69                      84
SWAN LAKE     3567    58                      82
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    70                      92
SWEET GRASS   3690    67                      82
TROUT CREEK   2384    64                      84
TWO MEDICINE  4920    54                      75
US2 STATELINE 2099    69                      85
YAAK HILL     2201    67                      82
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    68                      88

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           6       21           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    6          31          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    13       13           6          17
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       38          40          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    24       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    13    17       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    21       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        1          22          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           7        3          18          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020         -100        8          15           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     6       10           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       18          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        0           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    22       22          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          19       31          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31       35          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       12          20          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    26       40          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    19       20          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          15       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6          10          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    84
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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