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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT DEC 10 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    30    32        35          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    35          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    28    28        32          32          33
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        32          34           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    26    27        31          34          41
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          30   32         32          35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    24    27        29          36          41
JORDAN SCAN   2820    26    27        29          35           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          29          36
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    75    78        81          85          88
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          31        33          35          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    31        33          38          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          33          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    28    29        31          35          43
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    31    31        33          37           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    31    31        33          38          42
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    22    24        25          33          40
UTICA 11SW    5070    30    30        32          35          36
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          29        30          32          35

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    21                      27
ALZADA DOT    4327    10                      23
ARROW CREEK   3956    20                      29
AVON NORTH    5085    19                      19
BEARSMOUTH    3901    27                      28
BEAVER HILL   2551     7                      16
BIDDLE DOT    3418    23                      24
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    21                      19
BOULDER PASS  5600    20                      21
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    10                      24
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    26                      24
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    19                      24
COMERSTOWN    2099     5                       0
COW CREEK     2500     9                      23
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    18                      29
DEEP CREEK    5870    21                      24
DEARBORN      3500     8                      25
DENTON DOT    3557    12                      28
E LIVINGSTON  4555    28                      28
EKALAKA DOT   3687     8                      24
ESSEX DOT     3875    11                      22
GARRISON DOT  4327    24                      28
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    21                      28
GEYSER DOT    4138    11                      24
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    15                      26
GREENOUGH HL  4070    27                      28
HAYS DOT      3697    13                      28
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    23                      29
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    16                      26
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    21                      31
INGOMAR DOT   3018    15                      27
INVERNESS     3300     8                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    13                      21
KARST DOT     5698    29                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    15                      23
LINDSAY DIV   3198     7                      22
LOMA DOT      2557    12                      33
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    24                      27
MACDONALD PSS 6320    19                      24
MALTA SOUTH   3122    14                      23
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     4                      16
MONARCH CANYN 5218    18                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    27                      26
NAVAHO DOT    2570     4                      19
NINEMILE DOT  4301    25                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    28                      31
PENDROY DOT   4199     8                      18
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    28                      28
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    20                      30
ROGERS PASS   5406    19                      19
ROSCOE HILL   5337    28                      29
SACO DOT      2177     9                      40
SIEBEN DOT    4040    23                      23
SIOUX PASS    2480     3                      24
SWAN LAKE     3567    24                      30
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    17                      26
SWEET GRASS   3690     7                      19
TROUT CREEK   2384    26                      32
TWO MEDICINE  4920    12                      21
US2 STATELINE 2099     5                      22
YAAK HILL     2201    21                      30
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    20                      29

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    11
GREAT FALLS            0     8

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          19       28           9          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     9       11           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       21          36          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     6    11       22          30          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    16       23          34          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7       11          36          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       20          18           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    17       17          18          18
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    18       27          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       24          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8   334       16         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    15       27          13           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     9    17       36          40           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    15       20           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    11       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          26          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           0        3          12          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               80         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
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