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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT JUL 30 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          65        56          55          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    72    74        74          71
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    85    79        71          72          68
CAMERON 15SW  8800          56        51          50          46
COOKE CITY NR 8700          55        49          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    87    79        73          66          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    49
GREAT FALLS   3776          93   81         76          72
HAVRE SCAN    2710    83    76        71          66          61
JORDAN SCAN   2820    83    79        74          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          61        57          50          49
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          66        61          56          52
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          58        51          51
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    85    81        71          68          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        52          48           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          59        55          50          48
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    87    80        72          67          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        47          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          60        54          52          48
POPLAR 13NE   2085    83    78        73          70          66
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    78    74        67          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    87    80        69          66          61
TIBER DAM SCN 3225   108    84        80          72          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    83    74        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          65        55          53          47
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   122                      86
ALZADA DOT    4327    96                      86
ARROW CREEK   3956   123                      86
AVON NORTH    5085   116                      12
BEARSMOUTH    3901   116                      86
BEAVER HILL   2551   116                      89
BIDDLE DOT    3418   118                      10
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   107                      98
BOULDER PASS  5600   122                      82
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   117                      88
BOZEMAN PASS  5748   114                      86
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   122                      89
COMERSTOWN    2099   110                      85
COW CREEK     2500   119                      85
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    82                      85
DEEP CREEK    5870   106                      85
DEARBORN      3500   112                      86
DENTON DOT    3557   122                      85
E LIVINGSTON  4555   118                      86
EKALAKA DOT   3687   114                      82
ESSEX DOT     3875    95                      85
GARRISON DOT  4327   109                      89
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   115                      78
GEYSER DOT    4138   116                      82
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   121                      85
GREENOUGH HL  4070   125                      87
HAYS DOT      3697   107                      77
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   116                      83
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   126                      86
INGOMAR DOT   3018   118                      86
INVERNESS     3300   110                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677   126                      82
KARST DOT     5698    81                      77
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622   113                      80
LINDSAY DIV   3198   116                      82
LOMA DOT      2557   118                      86
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   110                      82
MACDONALD PSS 6320   114                      81
MALTA SOUTH   3122   123                      83
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   113                      81
MONARCH CANYN 5218   115                      84
MONIDA PASS   6824   105                      81
NAVAHO DOT    2570   101                      80
NINEMILE DOT  4301   115                      88
NORRIS HILL   5695   109                      11
PENDROY DOT   4199   111                      87
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   100                      84
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   131                      88
ROSCOE HILL   5337   114                      82
SACO DOT      2177   118                      63
SIEBEN DOT    4040   116                      85
SIOUX PASS    2480   113                      81
SWAN LAKE     3567    95                      85
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   122                      91
SWEET GRASS   3690   116                      82
TROUT CREEK   2384   122                      88
TWO MEDICINE  4920   105                      77
US2 STATELINE 2099   112                      82
YAAK HILL     2201   119                      89
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   118                      86

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       14           6           9
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    5          27          37
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    12    10        9           6          12
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       31          37          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    37       34          40          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    14       25          23          26
JORDAN SCAN   2820    16    21       27          23          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        1          20          11
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        2          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          13        5          12           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    10     8        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       11          48
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          13
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    10    19       22          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       33          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          25       31          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8    13       11          20          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    14       19          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    20       34          43           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    20       19          11           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          13       18          22          30
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              200        200   200   103
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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