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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 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          38        38          40          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    50    53        53          52
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    38          38          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    63    61        58          60          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    62    55        52          47          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          65   58         55          52
HAVRE SCAN    2710    57    54        52          51          49
JORDAN SCAN   2820    66    63        59          56           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          43        42          36          39
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          44        40          40          40
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        34          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    65    63        58          57          53
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        40          39           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    42
MAXVILLE NR   7210          36        37          38          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    56    54        51          50          49
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085    70    66        62          59          52
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    63    61        56          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    52    51        50          50          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    68    57        54          52          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    53    50        48          48          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          51        45          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    80                      65
ALZADA DOT    4327    89                      71
ARROW CREEK   3956    63                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    67                      68
BEARSMOUTH    3901    72                      57
BEAVER HILL   2551   100                      73
BIDDLE DOT    3418   106                      86
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    72                      74
BOULDER PASS  5600    55                      59
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    76                      57
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    82                      55
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    87                      64
COMERSTOWN    2099    89                      29
COW CREEK     2500    95                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    87                      58
DEEP CREEK    5870    77                      53
DEARBORN      3500    75                      57
DENTON DOT    3557    84                      57
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    89                      66
ESSEX DOT     3875    69                      56
GARRISON DOT  4327    63                      56
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    58                      48
GEYSER DOT    4138    71                      54
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    95                      70
GREENOUGH HL  4070    91                      56
HAYS DOT      3697    74                      55
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    83                      54
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    86                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    90                      66
INVERNESS     3300    78                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    68                      59
KARST DOT     5698    68                      54
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    68                      55
LINDSAY DIV   3198    95                      66
LOMA DOT      2557    88                      61
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    59                      51
MACDONALD PSS 6320    62                      46
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    85                      64
MONARCH CANYN 5218    65                      53
MONIDA PASS   6824    77                      53
NAVAHO DOT    2570    76                      64
NINEMILE DOT  4301    65                      58
NORRIS HILL   5695    81                      73
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    69                      56
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    69                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    67                      57
ROSCOE HILL   5337    68                      57
SACO DOT      2177    78                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    83                      68
SIOUX PASS    2480    89                      68
SWAN LAKE     3567    62                      57
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    97                      71
SWEET GRASS   3690    80                      54
TROUT CREEK   2384    89                      61
TWO MEDICINE  4920    65                      50
US2 STATELINE 2099    86                      69
YAAK HILL     2201   103                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    74                      66

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          29       32          12          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   26          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    10       12           5          11
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          45          60
CONRAD SCAN   3706    36    37       32          38          32
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        0          26           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    27    34       36          34          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    19    29       37          40          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          30       19          36          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    10    10       14          11          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          39
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210          20       17           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    32       33          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       12          23          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    14    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    22    32       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    30    37       39           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       12          13           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14       17          18          26

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               12         19    15    27
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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