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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST SAT DEC 3 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          32        34          36          38
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    32    33        35          38
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    33    33        35          35          35
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          33          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          32        33          35           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    32    32        36          36          43
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          35   37         37          39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    34        35          40          43
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    32        33          37           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          30          37
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    32    33        34          39          43
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          38           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          36          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    34        36          40          43
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
NEIHART 12SE  8100          31        32          33          35
POPLAR 13NE   2085    31    32        33          36          45
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    36    36        38          40           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    33    33        35          40          44
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    32    32        32          36          42
UTICA 11SW    5070    31    32        34          37          38
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          35          37
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        32          33          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    34                      36
ALZADA DOT    4327    31                      35
ARROW CREEK   3956    37                      41
AVON NORTH    5085    30                      30
BEARSMOUTH    3901    35                      38
BEAVER HILL   2551    32                      32
BIDDLE DOT    3418    34                      36
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    24                      23
BOULDER PASS  5600    30                      33
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    35                      36
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    32                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    37                      35
COMERSTOWN    2099    35                      31
COW CREEK     2500    32                      35
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    33                      35
DEEP CREEK    5870    21                      30
DEARBORN      3500    37                      37
DENTON DOT    3557    35                      37
E LIVINGSTON  4555    36                      39
EKALAKA DOT   3687    30                      34
ESSEX DOT     3875    31                      33
GARRISON DOT  4327    35                      37
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    28                      32
GEYSER DOT    4138    34                      35
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    36                      35
GREENOUGH HL  4070    33                      35
HAYS DOT      3697    31                      36
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    32                      36
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    31                      34
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    37                      41
INGOMAR DOT   3018    36                      37
INVERNESS     3300    30                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    32                      33
KARST DOT     5698    27                      33
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    30                      32
LINDSAY DIV   3198    33                      35
LOMA DOT      2557    37                      41
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    30                      35
MACDONALD PSS 6320    25                      30
MALTA SOUTH   3122    37                      37
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    32                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    28                      39
MONIDA PASS   6824    23                      29
NAVAHO DOT    2570    30                      33
NINEMILE DOT  4301    34                      35
NORRIS HILL   5695    30                      31
PENDROY DOT   4199    29                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    20                      28
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    33                      38
ROGERS PASS   5406    25                      29
ROSCOE HILL   5337    28                      35
SACO DOT      2177    33                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    35                      35
SIOUX PASS    2480    34                      35
SWAN LAKE     3567    34                      35
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    41                      37
SWEET GRASS   3690    30                      33
TROUT CREEK   2384    38                      37
TWO MEDICINE  4920    29                      33
US2 STATELINE 2099    32                      34
YAAK HILL     2201    40                      39
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    41                      42

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            0     0

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          19       28          10          12
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   18          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    14    14       12           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    20    30       30          36          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700          17        0          11           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               26
HAVRE SCAN    2710    13    22       31          31          23
JORDAN SCAN   2820    14    26       33          35          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8       15          35          28
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       21          18           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    13     9       11           5          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          38
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    18    26       29          17          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       36          35
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       27          30          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    13   364       15         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    20    23       28          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    18    26       37          40           6
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    14    21       30           5           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    16       10          12           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          22       22          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        5          13          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               46         35    28    44
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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