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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI AUG 26 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          52        52          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    60    63        66          68
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    50          50          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    63    64        66          67          65
CAMERON 15SW  8800          48        48          48          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          46        46          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    60    64        64          61          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    45
GREAT FALLS   3776          61   65         65          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    61    62        63          62          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    61    65        66          68           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          52        53          47          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          57        61          57          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        47          48
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    61    62        63          65          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        51          49          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    57    60        63          63          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        44          44          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          44        48          50          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    65    67        69          69          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    64    65        66          65           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    57    60        62          64          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    58    66        67          67          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    52    56        59          60          59
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          55        54          52          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          46        47          47          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    59                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327    59                      77
ARROW CREEK   3956    59                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    49                      49
BEARSMOUTH    3901    55                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    58                      72
BIDDLE DOT    3418    61                      76
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    52                      49
BOULDER PASS  5600    49                      69
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    57                      76
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    49                      71
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    57                      68
COMERSTOWN    2099    59                      71
COW CREEK     2500    60                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    57                      75
DEEP CREEK    5870    46                      70
DEARBORN      3500    55                      77
DENTON DOT    3557    56                      73
E LIVINGSTON  4555    52                      75
EKALAKA DOT   3687    55                      74
ESSEX DOT     3875    51                      73
GARRISON DOT  4327    49                      76
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    48                      67
GEYSER DOT    4138    53                      68
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    58                      77
GREENOUGH HL  4070    54                      77
HAYS DOT      3697    55                      69
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    54                      74
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    56                      74
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    61                      79
INGOMAR DOT   3018    62                      77
INVERNESS     3300    53                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    53                      69
KARST DOT     5698    47                      69
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    51                      71
LINDSAY DIV   3198    58                      73
LOMA DOT      2557    62                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    52                      75
MACDONALD PSS 6320    48                      69
MALTA SOUTH   3122    62                      73
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    59                      70
MONARCH CANYN 5218    52                      68
MONIDA PASS   6824    53                      72
NAVAHO DOT    2570    56                      71
NINEMILE DOT  4301    50                      79
NORRIS HILL   5695    51                      57
PENDROY DOT   4199    59                      71
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    53                      67
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    51                      68
ROSCOE HILL   5337    53                      71
SACO DOT      2177    60                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    54                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    60                      75
SWAN LAKE     3567    51                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    57                      78
SWEET GRASS   3690    51                      69
TROUT CREEK   2384    59                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    43                      66
US2 STATELINE 2099    59                      76
YAAK HILL     2201    64                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    58                      77

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        5           1           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          26          32
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10        8           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    22       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               27
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    18       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        5           9           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     8     7        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    1
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    15    22       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       27          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          28       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    11       11          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       18          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    16       28          32           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     6    16       18          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7       10          16          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        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              112        194   200    90
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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