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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN AUG 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          56        53          52          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    62    64        66          67
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    50          49          48
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    66    67        67          68          66
CAMERON 15SW  8800          50        48          47          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          46        45          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    65    67        66          61          62
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    46
GREAT FALLS   3776          66   68         67          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    65    66        65          62          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    62    66        67          67           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          54        53          47          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          59        61          57          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          50        49          48
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    63    65        65          65          62
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          53        52          49          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    64    65        65          63          62
MT LOCKHART   6400          47        45          44          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          51        51          49          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    67    69        69          69          66
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    65    66        66          65           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    63    65        63          63          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    66    69        69          67          64
UTICA 11SW    5070    59    61        60          60          58
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          54        54          52          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          48        48          46          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    63                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327    58                      76
ARROW CREEK   3956    63                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    57                      57
BEARSMOUTH    3901    62                      78
BEAVER HILL   2551    63                      76
BIDDLE DOT    3418    60                      75
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    53                      52
BOULDER PASS  5600    61                      72
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    63                      77
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    56                      74
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    63                      71
COMERSTOWN    2099    66                      73
COW CREEK     2500    62                      76
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    57                      75
DEEP CREEK    5870    54                      72
DEARBORN      3500    71                      78
DENTON DOT    3557    68                      75
E LIVINGSTON  4555    63                      77
EKALAKA DOT   3687    59                      74
ESSEX DOT     3875    59                      76
GARRISON DOT  4327    58                      78
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    53                      68
GEYSER DOT    4138    66                      71
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    66                      80
GREENOUGH HL  4070    62                      78
HAYS DOT      3697    64                      69
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    61                      76
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    62                      77
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    68                      79
INGOMAR DOT   3018    68                      77
INVERNESS     3300    61                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    64                      72
KARST DOT     5698    50                      69
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    65                      71
LINDSAY DIV   3198    61                      75
LOMA DOT      2557    64                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    56                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320    55                      71
MALTA SOUTH   3122    71                      73
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    64                      72
MONARCH CANYN 5218    64                      71
MONIDA PASS   6824    53                      71
NAVAHO DOT    2570    63                      73
NINEMILE DOT  4301    66                      81
NORRIS HILL   5695    58                      63
PENDROY DOT   4199    59                      72
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    51                      66
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    60                      70
ROSCOE HILL   5337    63                      72
SACO DOT      2177    66                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    62                      76
SIOUX PASS    2480    62                      76
SWAN LAKE     3567    63                      79
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    64                      81
SWEET GRASS   3690    55                      71
TROUT CREEK   2384    63                      81
TWO MEDICINE  4920    53                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    66                      78
YAAK HILL     2201    65                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    61                      78

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           0        4           0           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          26          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10        9           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          21          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    12    22       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               20
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    18       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           8
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          15          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          10        4           9           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     6        7           0          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    20       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          12       26          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          27       29          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085     6    11       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    11    13       19          15           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    16       28          31           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    17       17          10           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    13        8          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           7        8          16          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        2           6          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              116        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
.END




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