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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST MON DEC 5 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          32        34          36          38
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    32    33        35          38
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    33    33        35          35          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        33          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    31    32        36          36          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          33   36         37          38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    34        35          39          43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    31    32        33          37           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    32    33        34          38          43
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          38           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          36          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    34        36          40          43
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31        32          33          35
POPLAR 13NE   2085    31    32        33          36          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    36    36        38          40           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    33    34        35          39          44
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    29    31        32          36          42
UTICA 11SW    5070    31    32        34          36          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          37
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        32          33          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    32                      36
ALZADA DOT    4327    32                      37
ARROW CREEK   3956    26                      41
AVON NORTH    5085    19                      19
BEARSMOUTH    3901    24                      37
BEAVER HILL   2551    29                      33
BIDDLE DOT    3418    31                      35
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    10                      80
BOULDER PASS  5600    20                      33
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    26                      36
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    20                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    22                      36
COMERSTOWN    2099     M                       M
COW CREEK     2500    26                      35
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    22                      34
DEEP CREEK    5870    16                      30
DEARBORN      3500    26                      39
DENTON DOT    3557    21                      37
E LIVINGSTON  4555    25                      39
EKALAKA DOT   3687    29                      35
ESSEX DOT     3875    24                      33
GARRISON DOT  4327    20                      36
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    14                      31
GEYSER DOT    4138    17                      36
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    28                      36
GREENOUGH HL  4070    27                      35
HAYS DOT      3697    20                      36
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    24                      36
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    26                      35
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    27                      41
INGOMAR DOT   3018    26                      37
INVERNESS     3300    15                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    18                      33
KARST DOT     5698    21                      32
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    20                      32
LINDSAY DIV   3198    26                      35
LOMA DOT      2557    24                      41
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    19                      34
MACDONALD PSS 6320    18                      30
MALTA SOUTH   3122    22                      37
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    27                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    27                      39
MONIDA PASS   6824     9                      28
NAVAHO DOT    2570    23                      33
NINEMILE DOT  4301    24                      35
NORRIS HILL   5695    19                      22
PENDROY DOT   4199    19                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    14                      27
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    26                      39
ROGERS PASS   5406    27                      28
ROSCOE HILL   5337    29                      35
SACO DOT      2177    25                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040    27                      35
SIOUX PASS    2480    29                      35
SWAN LAKE     3567    31                      35
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    29                      39
SWEET GRASS   3690    14                      33
TROUT CREEK   2384    29                      37
TWO MEDICINE  4920    19                      32
US2 STATELINE 2099    29                      34
YAAK HILL     2201    25                      37
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    30                      41

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            0     0

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          19       28           9          11
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    15    15       13           6          14
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    19    29       30          36          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          15        0          11           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    15    23       31          30          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820    12    24       32          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8       14          35          28
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          17       21          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    12     9       11           5          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          38
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    17    25       27          17          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       35          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       26          29          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    14   -486       16         350          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    21    23       28          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    26       37          40           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    12    20       28           5           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    16       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          22       23          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4          14          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               47         35    28    44
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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