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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED JUL 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          63        55          54          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    70    72        74          70
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    72    71        70          70          69
CAMERON 15SW  8800          56        51          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          54        48          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    97    82        75          66          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    48
GREAT FALLS   3776          87   78         74          70
HAVRE SCAN    2710    77    73        70          66          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    79    78        76          71           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          59        56          49          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          64        59          55          52
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          56        51          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    82    78        73          70          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        54          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    83    77        70          66          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          48        46          45          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          59        55          53          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    76    74        74          72          65
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    71    70        68          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    84    78        67          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   102    81        77          72          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    73    69        65          64          62
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          63        54          52          46
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          56        53          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   120                      87
ALZADA DOT    4327   104                      87
ARROW CREEK   3956    97                      87
AVON NORTH    5085    81                      80
BEARSMOUTH    3901   110                      85
BEAVER HILL   2551   100                      86
BIDDLE DOT    3418   115                      10
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   108                      10
BOULDER PASS  5600    94                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   103                      86
BOZEMAN PASS  5748   113                      84
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    98                      88
COMERSTOWN    2099    97                      79
COW CREEK     2500   100                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   121                      83
DEEP CREEK    5870    85                      83
DEARBORN      3500   104                      85
DENTON DOT    3557   113                      83
E LIVINGSTON  4555   111                      85
EKALAKA DOT   3687    98                      83
ESSEX DOT     3875    92                      82
GARRISON DOT  4327    96                      86
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   117                      74
GEYSER DOT    4138    97                      79
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   104                      86
GREENOUGH HL  4070   123                      87
HAYS DOT      3697    92                      76
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   105                      82
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   105                      87
INGOMAR DOT   3018   106                      87
INVERNESS     3300   107                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    99                      80
KARST DOT     5698   107                      75
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622   104                      79
LINDSAY DIV   3198    99                      83
LOMA DOT      2557   120                      86
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   108                      80
MACDONALD PSS 6320   103                      77
MALTA SOUTH   3122    82                      82
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    84                      78
MONARCH CANYN 5218   109                      80
MONIDA PASS   6824   100                      78
NAVAHO DOT    2570    85                      78
NINEMILE DOT  4301   107                      86
NORRIS HILL   5695   116                      11
PENDROY DOT   4199   103                      84
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   109                      87
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   114                      90
ROSCOE HILL   5337   104                      80
SACO DOT      2177    81                      63
SIEBEN DOT    4040   108                      84
SIOUX PASS    2480    92                      82
SWAN LAKE     3567    96                      83
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   115                      92
SWEET GRASS   3690   114                      78
TROUT CREEK   2384   117                      86
TWO MEDICINE  4920    79                      73
US2 STATELINE 2099    83                      82
YAAK HILL     2201   130                      82
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    99                      87

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           2       17           7          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    6          28          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    11    11       11           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       33          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    13    24       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               29
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    14       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    22    21       28          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           4        1          21          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          17          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          12        6          13           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       14          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          14
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    20       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          15       34          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          26       32          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    13       11          21          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       19          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    22       37          43           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    20       19          11           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          14       19          23          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        5          10          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              200        200   200    93
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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