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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU APR 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          35        36          34          35
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    46    46        48          49
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          36          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    39    41        42          43          42
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    44    45        44          46          41
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          41   44         45          47
HAVRE SCAN    2710    42    44        44          46          46
JORDAN SCAN   2820    39    41        42          45           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          37        37          30          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          34        36          35          35
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    39    40        42          45          46
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          33           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    41
MAXVILLE NR   7210          36        37          36          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    41    42        44          46          46
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    41    43        43          45          44
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    42    42        43          43           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    44    46        48          48          46
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    40    44        45          48          47
UTICA 11SW    5070    39    41        43          45          45
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          40        40          50          37
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          33        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    32                      42
ALZADA DOT    4327    35                      46
ARROW CREEK   3956    32                      49
AVON NORTH    5085    39                      39
BEARSMOUTH    3901    44                      56
BEAVER HILL   2551    37                      42
BIDDLE DOT    3418    35                      41
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    39                      37
BOULDER PASS  5600    32                      42
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    34                      49
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    31                      44
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    33                      45
COMERSTOWN    2099    35                      20
COW CREEK     2500    37                      45
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    39                      59
DEEP CREEK    5870    29                      46
DEARBORN      3500    34                      51
DENTON DOT    3557    34                      48
E LIVINGSTON  4555    33                      50
EKALAKA DOT   3687    34                      44
ESSEX DOT     3875    41                      55
GARRISON DOT  4327    38                      53
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    35                      46
GEYSER DOT    4138    33                      45
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    34                      45
GREENOUGH HL  4070    45                      58
HAYS DOT      3697    33                      46
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    42                      54
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    34                      43
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    35                      50
INGOMAR DOT   3018    33                      47
INVERNESS     3300    35                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    32                      42
KARST DOT     5698    35                      46
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    33                      44
LINDSAY DIV   3198    34                      44
LOMA DOT      2557    39                      55
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    37                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    32                      44
MALTA SOUTH   3122    35                      45
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    35                      42
MONARCH CANYN 5218    33                      42
MONIDA PASS   6824    39                      48
NAVAHO DOT    2570    33                      46
NINEMILE DOT  4301    51                      61
NORRIS HILL   5695    33                      36
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    34                      44
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    33                      51
ROGERS PASS   5406    33                      39
ROSCOE HILL   5337    33                      46
SACO DOT      2177    35                      44
SIEBEN DOT    4040    35                      45
SIOUX PASS    2480    36                      45
SWAN LAKE     3567    47                      59
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    38                      48
SWEET GRASS   3690    35                      48
TROUT CREEK   2384    46                      63
TWO MEDICINE  4920    32                      47
US2 STATELINE 2099    37                      46
YAAK HILL     2201    50                      63
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    35                      50

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          26       31          11          39
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   28          50          50
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    16    19       13           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    38    32       37          32          41
COOKE CITY NR 8700          13        0           5           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               38
HAVRE SCAN    2710    31    35       36          32          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    35    37       38          20          16
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       19          36          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       22          34          36
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          26          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    21    20       19          12          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          33
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210          18       16           0          31
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    31       30          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          23       26          29          31
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    30       20          20          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    29    31       34          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    19    28       40          37           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    30    37       40           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    10    16       10          10           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        6         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          23       26          28          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12        6          16          24

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               13         17    14    25
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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