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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT WED SEP 28 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          50        46          47          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    52    55        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    47          47          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    46    48        52          52          54
CAMERON 15SW  8800          39        40          41          43
COOKE CITY NR 8700          44        42          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    64    59        57          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    41
GREAT FALLS   3776          63   60         58          58
HAVRE SCAN    2710    62    60        57          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    62    60        58          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          44        45          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          55        51          50          49
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          47        44          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    64    62        57          56          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          45           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        48          46          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    62    60        56          56          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          42        42          42          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          44        42          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085    50    51        53          58          62
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    61    59        56          57           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    64    60        54          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    68    60        58          57          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          50        44          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          44        43          42          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    78                      66
ALZADA DOT    4327    83                      68
ARROW CREEK   3956    82                      68
AVON NORTH    5085    81                      81
BEARSMOUTH    3901    86                      66
BEAVER HILL   2551    82                      70
BIDDLE DOT    3418    87                      81
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    78                      76
BOULDER PASS  5600    80                      65
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    78                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    77                      64
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    83                      62
COMERSTOWN    2099    75                      62
COW CREEK     2500    80                      65
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    71                      62
DEEP CREEK    5870    73                      62
DEARBORN      3500    75                      66
DENTON DOT    3557    84                      64
E LIVINGSTON  4555    79                      67
EKALAKA DOT   3687    82                      65
ESSEX DOT     3875    66                      63
GARRISON DOT  4327    82                      68
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    86                      59
GEYSER DOT    4138    78                      62
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    84                      67
GREENOUGH HL  4070    90                      66
HAYS DOT      3697    69                      60
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    88                      65
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    80                      67
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    88                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    81                      65
INVERNESS     3300    75                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    76                      65
KARST DOT     5698    73                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    72                      60
LINDSAY DIV   3198    81                      64
LOMA DOT      2557    82                      68
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    80                      63
MACDONALD PSS 6320    77                      58
MALTA SOUTH   3122    85                      65
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    76                      63
MONARCH CANYN 5218    78                      61
MONIDA PASS   6824    80                      62
NAVAHO DOT    2570    71                      63
NINEMILE DOT  4301    81                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    81                      81
PENDROY DOT   4199    75                      64
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    81                      67
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    72                      69
ROSCOE HILL   5337    74                      64
SACO DOT      2177    82                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    82                      65
SIOUX PASS    2480    76                      64
SWAN LAKE     3567    71                      64
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    86                      70
SWEET GRASS   3690    75                      60
TROUT CREEK   2384    82                      65
TWO MEDICINE  4920    71                      59
US2 STATELINE 2099    78                      65
YAAK HILL     2201    89                      69
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    82                      69

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          10       22           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    9          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    15        8           6           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    34       32          38          37
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    20    28       31          19          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    25    33       25          21          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        0          19           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          19        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          14       17          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    16       15           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          45
MANY GLACIER  4900                    5
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    23    28       30          12           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       35          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20   284       20         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    27    30       33          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    30       40          29           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    20       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          17       19          21          25
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        5           8          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               90        200   200    77
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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