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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT THU MAY 26 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          45        42          41          40
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    52    55        53          52
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    39          38          38
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    54    56        57          58          57
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          33        32          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    51    53        55          49          49
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          52   54         53          54
HAVRE SCAN    2710    52    54        54          51          49
JORDAN SCAN   2820    56    58        58          56           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          44        44          37          39
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          44        45          41          40
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          46        37          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    57    58        59          57          53
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          39           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    44
MAXVILLE NR   7210          39        40          38          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    51    52        53          51          49
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        35          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    57    59        61          58          52
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    55    56        56          54           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    51    53        53          51          49
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    50    56        56          53          50
UTICA 11SW    5070    45    48        48          49          47
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          48        49          50          45
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          33          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    49                      61
ALZADA DOT    4327    49                      67
ARROW CREEK   3956    49                      67
AVON NORTH    5085    49                      49
BEARSMOUTH    3901    53                      61
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      66
BIDDLE DOT    3418    53                      62
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    38                      37
BOULDER PASS  5600    50                      58
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    52                      62
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    50                      60
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    47                      63
COMERSTOWN    2099    54                      55
COW CREEK     2500    57                      69
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    57                      65
DEEP CREEK    5870    37                      55
DEARBORN      3500    50                      62
DENTON DOT    3557    46                      59
E LIVINGSTON  4555     M                       M
EKALAKA DOT   3687    49                      65
ESSEX DOT     3875    72                      58
GARRISON DOT  4327    53                      61
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    48                      53
GEYSER DOT    4138    45                      57
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    52                      66
GREENOUGH HL  4070    54                      62
HAYS DOT      3697    42                      55
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    52                      59
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    50                      67
INGOMAR DOT   3018    51                      68
INVERNESS     3300    47                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    47                      58
KARST DOT     5698    45                      56
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    43                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198    53                      67
LOMA DOT      2557    50                      62
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    50                      57
MACDONALD PSS 6320    44                      51
MALTA SOUTH   3122     M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    53                      62
MONARCH CANYN 5218    44                      55
MONIDA PASS   6824    37                      53
NAVAHO DOT    2570    51                      63
NINEMILE DOT  4301    55                      62
NORRIS HILL   5695    46                      50
PENDROY DOT   4199     M                       M
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    41                      48
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    69                      54
ROGERS PASS   5406    50                      56
ROSCOE HILL   5337    48                      59
SACO DOT      2177    52                      50
SIEBEN DOT    4040    49                      69
SIOUX PASS    2480    50                      66
SWAN LAKE     3567    52                      61
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    51                      70
SWEET GRASS   3690    52                      61
TROUT CREEK   2384    60                      67
TWO MEDICINE  4920    50                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    53                      66
YAAK HILL     2201    60                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    53                      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          25       31          10          36
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   24          52          52
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    21    12       11           5           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       52          46          65
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    36       33          38          33
COOKE CITY NR 8700          34        0          28           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    28    34       37          34          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    17    28       37          40          17
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400          31       19          36          32
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          32       22          34          37
LINCOLN 11SE  7020           M       29          27          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    18    16       13          12          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          39
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210          17       17           0          33
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    31       34          17           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          39       37          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          37       37          32          36
POPLAR 13NE   2085     9    13       11          21          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    14    16       22          20           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       42          44           5
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    26    35       38           8           5
UTICA 11SW    5070    12    19       12          13           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700          19        7         -100           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       27          29          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          16       19          20          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               14         17    15    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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