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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN MAY 29 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          42        42          42          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    55    57        56          53
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    40          39          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    54    56        58          59          58
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        33          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    50    53        54          50          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          53   56         55          56
HAVRE SCAN    2710    53    56        56          53          50
JORDAN SCAN   2820    54    58        59          57           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          47        46          38          40
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          43        45          43          41
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        39          38
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    56    58        59          58          54
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          40           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          40        41          39          39
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    50    53        54          52          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          36        36          35          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    55    58        60          58          53
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    57    57        57          55           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    51    53        54          52          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    49    55        57          56          51
UTICA 11SW    5070    46    50        51          51          48
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          50        51          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          36        36          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    54                      65
ALZADA DOT    4327    54                      70
ARROW CREEK   3956    50                      68
AVON NORTH    5085    38                      38
BEARSMOUTH    3901    62                      66
BEAVER HILL   2551    56                      68
BIDDLE DOT    3418    56                      69
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    41                      39
BOULDER PASS  5600    43                      61
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    52                      63
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    44                      60
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    52                      66
COMERSTOWN    2099    49                      23
COW CREEK     2500    50                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    45                      63
DEEP CREEK    5870    38                      57
DEARBORN      3500    50                      64
DENTON DOT    3557    45                      63
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    54                      67
ESSEX DOT     3875    41                      61
GARRISON DOT  4327    41                      64
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    39                      55
GEYSER DOT    4138    44                      60
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    55                      68
GREENOUGH HL  4070    45                      63
HAYS DOT      3697    42                      58
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    43                      61
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    54                      69
INGOMAR DOT   3018    56                      69
INVERNESS     3300    48                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    46                      61
KARST DOT     5698    41                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    45                      60
LINDSAY DIV   3198    51                      68
LOMA DOT      2557    51                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    42                      56
MACDONALD PSS 6320    39                      55
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    47                      62
MONARCH CANYN 5218    43                      57
MONIDA PASS   6824    40                      54
NAVAHO DOT    2570    46                      62
NINEMILE DOT  4301    44                      64
NORRIS HILL   5695    44                      48
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    37                      49
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    46                      57
ROSCOE HILL   5337    48                      61
SACO DOT      2177    51                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    47                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    50                      65
SWAN LAKE     3567    41                      60
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    54                      72
SWEET GRASS   3690    47                      62
TROUT CREEK   2384    48                      65
TWO MEDICINE  4920    38                      55
US2 STATELINE 2099    54                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    95                      66
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    51                      68

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          24       31          10          15
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   34          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    17       10           6           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          62
CONRAD SCAN   3706    30    34       32          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          36           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    22    30       36          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    20    27       36          39          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          32       20          36          33
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          33       23          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       28          25          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    14       13          12          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          40
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          14       15           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    34       35          18           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       38          33          37
POPLAR 13NE   2085    10    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    16    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    30       41          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    22    31       36           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    13    20       12          14           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          18        6           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          25       29          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          14       17          18          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               18         19    16    27
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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