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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT TUE SEP 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          47        46          46          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    48    51        53          57
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    47          46          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          40        41          42          44
COOKE CITY NR 8700          43        42          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    52    54        56          53          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    41
GREAT FALLS   3776          54   56         56          57
HAVRE SCAN    2710    54    56        56          56          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    51    54        55          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          44        45          41          47
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          49        52          49          49
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          45        44          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52    53        54          56          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        46          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    49
MAXVILLE NR   7210          47        47          45          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    52    54        56          56          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        42          41          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          43        44          43          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    53    54        55          57           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    50    53        54          55          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    50    55        56          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          44        45          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          43        42          42          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    52                      63
ALZADA DOT    4327    48                      64
ARROW CREEK   3956    52                      67
AVON NORTH    5085    45                      45
BEARSMOUTH    3901    48                      64
BEAVER HILL   2551    50                      61
BIDDLE DOT    3418    50                      62
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    45                      43
BOULDER PASS  5600    48                      61
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    52                      63
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    46                      61
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    53                      61
COMERSTOWN    2099    46                      58
COW CREEK     2500    46                      62
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    46                      61
DEEP CREEK    5870    41                      58
DEARBORN      3500    54                      65
DENTON DOT    3557    51                      64
E LIVINGSTON  4555    53                      65
EKALAKA DOT   3687    48                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    44                      60
GARRISON DOT  4327    46                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    42                      56
GEYSER DOT    4138    52                      61
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    50                      63
GREENOUGH HL  4070    47                      64
HAYS DOT      3697    49                      59
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    46                      63
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    47                      62
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    55                      65
INGOMAR DOT   3018    52                      62
INVERNESS     3300    48                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    49                      61
KARST DOT     5698    41                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    48                      59
LINDSAY DIV   3198    50                      62
LOMA DOT      2557    52                      67
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    49                      62
MACDONALD PSS 6320    46                      57
MALTA SOUTH   3122    55                      63
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    48                      58
MONARCH CANYN 5218    50                      60
MONIDA PASS   6824    45                      59
NAVAHO DOT    2570    45                      60
NINEMILE DOT  4301    49                      63
NORRIS HILL   5695    49                      53
PENDROY DOT   4199    50                      61
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    44                      56
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    53                      59
ROSCOE HILL   5337    52                      62
SACO DOT      2177    48                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    48                      62
SIOUX PASS    2480    49                      62
SWAN LAKE     3567    45                      62
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    50                      67
SWEET GRASS   3690    55                      61
TROUT CREEK   2384    49                      64
TWO MEDICINE  4920    52                      59
US2 STATELINE 2099    49                      62
YAAK HILL     2201    53                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    56                      67

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          11       23           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   11          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    34       33          38          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               36
HAVRE SCAN    2710    22    29       30          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    27    33       24          20          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        0          19           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          20        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          15       18          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    17    16       19           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    26    30       31          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       35          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       36          31          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    28    30       34          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    30       41          29           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    19       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          18       21          22          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           9          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              106        200   200    75
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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