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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SUN JUL 24 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          58        56          53          49
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    69    71        73          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    52          49          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    85    79        71          72          69
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        50          49          45
COOKE CITY NR 8700          50        48          44           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    71    70        70          65          61
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          89   78         74          69
HAVRE SCAN    2710    67    68        68          65          60
JORDAN SCAN   2820    68    71        73          70           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          61        60          49          48
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          61        64          55          51
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        52          50
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    70    72        73          70          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    53
MAXVILLE NR   7210          58        53          49          47
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    62    66        69          65          61
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        46          44          41
NEIHART 12SE  8100          58        58          52          46
POPLAR 13NE   2085    87    81        76          71          64
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    78    75        68          67           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    73        68          65          60
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    68    74        75          70          63
UTICA 11SW    5070    80    73        65          64          61
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          65        55          51          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          54        54          49          45

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   122                      84
ALZADA DOT    4327   110                      87
ARROW CREEK   3956   119                      86
AVON NORTH    5085   110                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   113                      82
BEAVER HILL   2551   109                      90
BIDDLE DOT    3418   113                      10
BIG HOLE PASS 7400     M                       M
BOULDER PASS  5600   117                      83
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   115                      83
BOZEMAN PASS  5748   113                      82
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   123                      88
COMERSTOWN    2099   104                      84
COW CREEK     2500   107                      84
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   115                      77
DEEP CREEK    5870   105                      82
DEARBORN      3500   107                      83
DENTON DOT    3557   117                      80
E LIVINGSTON  4555   114                      84
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    88                      79
GARRISON DOT  4327   105                      85
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   115                      75
GEYSER DOT    4138   109                      77
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   120                      88
GREENOUGH HL  4070   119                      84
HAYS DOT      3697   108                      75
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   112                      78
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   115                      86
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   121                      86
INGOMAR DOT   3018   121                      85
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677   114                      83
KARST DOT     5698   112                      76
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    76                      78
LINDSAY DIV   3198   116                      82
LOMA DOT      2557   125                      84
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   106                      73
MACDONALD PSS 6320   110                      75
MALTA SOUTH   3122   122                      82
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   116                      83
MONARCH CANYN 5218   115                      78
MONIDA PASS   6824   111                      79
NAVAHO DOT    2570   103                      80
NINEMILE DOT  4301   113                      84
NORRIS HILL   5695   117                      11
PENDROY DOT   4199   113                      85
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   113                      87
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406   110                      87
ROSCOE HILL   5337   115                      80
SACO DOT      2177   119                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040   113                      84
SIOUX PASS    2480   112                      81
SWAN LAKE     3567    87                      80
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   121                      91
SWEET GRASS   3690   118                      81
TROUT CREEK   2384   116                      81
TWO MEDICINE  4920    99                      74
US2 STATELINE 2099   101                      83
YAAK HILL     2201   120                      83
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   115                      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           6       22           8          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    7          31          40
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    13    12       15           6          14
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          40          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    14    24       32          38          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          12        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    15    21       25          23          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    21       27          24          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           5        2          22          12
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           6        3          18          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020         -100        8          14           6
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     6        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       19          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           1        0           0          16
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    22       22          15           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          20       30          44
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31       35          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       12          20          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    13    15       20          17           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    17    26       40          43           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     7    19       20          11           6
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    12        9          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6          10          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    82
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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