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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST TUE DEC 6 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    32    33        35          37
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    32    32        35          35          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        33          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    31        35          36          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   35         36          38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    27    32        34          39          43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    28    31        33          37           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   368   143       158         176         203
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          38           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          31        33          36          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    33        36          40          43
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31        32          33          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    31    32        33          36          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    34    34        37          40           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    33        34          39          44
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    23    28        31          36          41
UTICA 11SW    5070    29    31        34          36          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          37
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          28        31          33          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    15                      33
ALZADA DOT    4327     8                      33
ARROW CREEK   3956    13                      38
AVON NORTH    5085    10                      10
BEARSMOUTH    3901    18                      34
BEAVER HILL   2551    10                      28
BIDDLE DOT    3418    11                      25
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     7                      30
BOULDER PASS  5600    11                      30
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    15                      34
BOZEMAN PASS  5748     9                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898     9                      32
COMERSTOWN    2099     M                       M
COW CREEK     2500     9                      33
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    17                      32
DEEP CREEK    5870     8                      27
DEARBORN      3500    10                      37
DENTON DOT    3557    10                      35
E LIVINGSTON  4555    15                      36
EKALAKA DOT   3687     5                      34
ESSEX DOT     3875     8                      32
GARRISON DOT  4327     9                      34
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    10                      28
GEYSER DOT    4138     6                      32
GOVERNMENT HL 3165     5                      34
GREENOUGH HL  4070    16                      33
HAYS DOT      3697     2                      35
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    16                      35
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     3                      32
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    10                      39
INGOMAR DOT   3018     7                      35
INVERNESS     3300     5                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677     7                      30
KARST DOT     5698     4                      31
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    10                      30
LINDSAY DIV   3198     8                      34
LOMA DOT      2557    14                      40
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    18                      32
MACDONALD PSS 6320     8                      28
MALTA SOUTH   3122     2                      34
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     4                      29
MONARCH CANYN 5218    13                      43
MONIDA PASS   6824    10                      25
NAVAHO DOT    2570     4                      32
NINEMILE DOT  4301    18                      34
NORRIS HILL   5695    10                      15
PENDROY DOT   4199     8                      26
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778     3                      19
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    15                      37
ROGERS PASS   5406    10                      23
ROSCOE HILL   5337    14                      34
SACO DOT      2177     9                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040    13                      33
SIOUX PASS    2480     7                      35
SWAN LAKE     3567    19                      33
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    14                      37
SWEET GRASS   3690     5                      29
TROUT CREEK   2384    22                      35
TWO MEDICINE  4920     0                      31
US2 STATELINE 2099    10                      33
YAAK HILL     2201    22                      35
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    14                      39

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     5
GREAT FALLS            0     2

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          20       28           9          12
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          34
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    13    15       14           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    17    24       30          36          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700          14        0          11           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    19       31          30          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    19       33          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8       14          36          27
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          17       21          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    19    20       20          20          20
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          38
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    26       29          17          11
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       26          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    12   143       15         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    20    23       27          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    25       37          40           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    10    18       25           5           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    15       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       23          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        4          13          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               48         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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