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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI SEP 30 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          50        48          48          46
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    54    56        55          56
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    48          47          46
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M         M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800          44        42          41          43
COOKE CITY NR 8700          44        43          42           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    54    56        58          54          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    42
GREAT FALLS   3776          54   57         57          59
HAVRE SCAN    2710    55    57        58          57          56
JORDAN SCAN   2820    55    58        58          58           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          48        47          41          46
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          50        53          51          50
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          47        46          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    57    58        59          59          56
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        48          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        50          47          46
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    55    57        58          57          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        42          42          40
NEIHART 12SE  8100          45        45          44          44
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M         M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    58    58        58          58           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    55    56        56          56          56
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    53    58        59          58          58
UTICA 11SW    5070    44    48        51          53          53
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          47        47          46          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          45        45          43          42

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    55                      66
ALZADA DOT    4327    60                      69
ARROW CREEK   3956    64                      70
AVON NORTH    5085    51                      51
BEARSMOUTH    3901    54                      68
BEAVER HILL   2551    57                      67
BIDDLE DOT    3418    64                      70
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    46                      43
BOULDER PASS  5600    53                      64
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    53                      67
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    48                      62
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    64                      63
COMERSTOWN    2099    52                      60
COW CREEK     2500    59                      68
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    52                      62
DEEP CREEK    5870    45                      63
DEARBORN      3500    54                      69
DENTON DOT    3557    52                      66
E LIVINGSTON  4555    55                      66
EKALAKA DOT   3687    59                      67
ESSEX DOT     3875    52                      63
GARRISON DOT  4327    54                      69
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    45                      58
GEYSER DOT    4138    51                      63
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    60                      69
GREENOUGH HL  4070    52                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    57                      63
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    53                      67
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    61                      68
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    66                      70
INGOMAR DOT   3018    64                      68
INVERNESS     3300    52                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    53                      64
KARST DOT     5698    46                      59
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    53                      62
LINDSAY DIV   3198    55                      67
LOMA DOT      2557    56                      69
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    53                      65
MACDONALD PSS 6320    50                      61
MALTA SOUTH   3122    62                      68
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    55                      64
MONARCH CANYN 5218    50                      63
MONIDA PASS   6824    45                      61
NAVAHO DOT    2570    50                      65
NINEMILE DOT  4301    54                      65
NORRIS HILL   5695    50                      55
PENDROY DOT   4199    51                      61
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    45                      58
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    55                      63
ROSCOE HILL   5337    55                      64
SACO DOT      2177    60                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    52                      68
SIOUX PASS    2480    55                      66
SWAN LAKE     3567    49                      65
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    64                      72
SWEET GRASS   3690    51                      61
TROUT CREEK   2384    53                      66
TWO MEDICINE  4920    48                      59
US2 STATELINE 2099    57                      67
YAAK HILL     2201    59                      68
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    64                      69

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           9       21           5           7
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    8          27          31
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     M     M        M           M           M
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          39          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    25    33       32          38          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    19    26       31          20          24
JORDAN SCAN   2820    23    32       26          20          18
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           9        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          17        2          15          12
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          14       15          10           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    14       19          33          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    4
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           4
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    20    27       29          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          15       35          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          36       36          31          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     M     M        M           M           M
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    26    29       33          14           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    20    29       40          29           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    18    20       17           9           7
UTICA 11SW    5070    11    19       11          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       19          21          26
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           3        4           8          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               82        200   200    80
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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