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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE MAY 31 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          48        42          43          41
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    58    60        57          54
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          40          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    57    56        56          57          56
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        33          34           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    71    61        57          51          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          70   63         59          57
HAVRE SCAN    2710    58    56        54          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    61    59        58          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          49        47          40          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          54        47          44          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        39          39
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    57    56        56          57          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          42        41          40          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    60    56        53          53          51
MT LOCKHART   6400          37        36          36          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    58    58        58          58          54
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    56    56        55          55           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    66    63        55          53          50
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    72    60        58          56          52
UTICA 11SW    5070    65    58        51          51          49
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          61        50          50          46
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          40        38          36          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    81                      60
ALZADA DOT    4327    67                      64
ARROW CREEK   3956    92                      66
AVON NORTH    5085    88                      88
BEARSMOUTH    3901    92                      63
BEAVER HILL   2551    57                      60
BIDDLE DOT    3418    73                      67
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    91                      94
BOULDER PASS  5600    95                      61
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    94                      66
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    92                      65
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    91                      65
COMERSTOWN    2099    58                      16
COW CREEK     2500    64                      63
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   102                      68
DEEP CREEK    5870    78                      60
DEARBORN      3500    85                      64
DENTON DOT    3557    85                      60
E LIVINGSTON  4555    85                      65
EKALAKA DOT   3687    59                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    74                      63
GARRISON DOT  4327    90                      69
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    98                      60
GEYSER DOT    4138    85                      58
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    69                      61
GREENOUGH HL  4070   101                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    56                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   104                      63
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    86                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    78                      64
INVERNESS     3300    79                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    84                      61
KARST DOT     5698    89                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    69                      57
LINDSAY DIV   3198    69                      62
LOMA DOT      2557    95                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    99                      62
MACDONALD PSS 6320    90                      57
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    75                      59
MONARCH CANYN 5218    82                      56
MONIDA PASS   6824   100                      62
NAVAHO DOT    2570    54                      60
NINEMILE DOT  4301   107                      68
NORRIS HILL   5695    95                      87
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    95                      68
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    77                      63
ROSCOE HILL   5337    84                      61
SACO DOT      2177    78                      51
SIEBEN DOT    4040    91                      63
SIOUX PASS    2480    63                      62
SWAN LAKE     3567    72                      63
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    71                      65
SWEET GRASS   3690    96                      60
TROUT CREEK   2384   109                      70
TWO MEDICINE  4920    82                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    57                      62
YAAK HILL     2201    79                      67
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    79                      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          21       30          10          13
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   25          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    29    26       15           7          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          47          62
CONRAD SCAN   3706    26    33       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          36        0          40           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               41
HAVRE SCAN    2710    21    29       35          33          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    35       35          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          29       18          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       20          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       27          24           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    20    17       13          11          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          12       14           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32       34          22           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       36          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20    13       11          21          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    19    16       22          19           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       41          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    20    29       36           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    20       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          15        5           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14       17          17          26

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               23         26    20    28
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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