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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT AUG 27 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          55        51          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    62    64        66          67
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    50          49          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    76    71        65          66          64
CAMERON 15SW  8800          51        47          47          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          47        44          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    77    71        65          61          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    45
GREAT FALLS   3776          76   71         68          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    73    68        63          62          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    72    69        66          67           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          52        51          47          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          62        58          56          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          50        47          48
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    75    72        65          65          62
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          52        50          49          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    75    70        64          63          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        44          44          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          49        48          49          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    76    71        68          68          66
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    71    68        64          64           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    74    69        62          63          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    85    72        69          66          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    72    65        59          59          58
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          57        51          52          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          48        47          46          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    96                      73
ALZADA DOT    4327    88                      75
ARROW CREEK   3956   104                      78
AVON NORTH    5085    94                      94
BEARSMOUTH    3901    96                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    94                      79
BIDDLE DOT    3418   103                      89
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    95                      92
BOULDER PASS  5600    97                      72
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    88                      77
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    96                      73
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   103                      69
COMERSTOWN    2099    93                      71
COW CREEK     2500    97                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    89                      74
DEEP CREEK    5870    80                      72
DEARBORN      3500    87                      77
DENTON DOT    3557    91                      73
E LIVINGSTON  4555    93                      75
EKALAKA DOT   3687    91                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    83                      75
GARRISON DOT  4327    92                      78
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    87                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    86                      69
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   101                      78
GREENOUGH HL  4070   100                      77
HAYS DOT      3697    91                      66
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   102                      74
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    95                      76
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   103                      77
INGOMAR DOT   3018   100                      75
INVERNESS     3300    89                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    94                      72
KARST DOT     5698    87                      67
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    94                      68
LINDSAY DIV   3198    95                      73
LOMA DOT      2557    98                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    89                      75
MACDONALD PSS 6320    88                      69
MALTA SOUTH   3122    97                      70
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    93                      71
MONARCH CANYN 5218    86                      70
MONIDA PASS   6824    86                      71
NAVAHO DOT    2570    87                      70
NINEMILE DOT  4301    99                      79
NORRIS HILL   5695    90                      90
PENDROY DOT   4199    77                      75
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    86                      74
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    86                      75
ROSCOE HILL   5337    93                      70
SACO DOT      2177    98                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    90                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    95                      75
SWAN LAKE     3567    85                      76
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   104                      80
SWEET GRASS   3690    81                      70
TROUT CREEK   2384    98                      79
TWO MEDICINE  4920    83                      67
US2 STATELINE 2099    92                      75
YAAK HILL     2201    89                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   100                      76

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        4           1           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       25          21          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    13    23       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           1           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               22
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    19       24          22          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          15          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          12        4           9           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     6        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           3
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    15    21       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       26          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          27       28          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    11       11          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       19          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    17       28          32           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    18       18          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        9          16          26
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        2           6          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              116        200   200    91
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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