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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT TUE AUG 23 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          54        51          53          50
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    64    67        69          69
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    51          50          49
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    78    76        71          72          69
CAMERON 15SW  8800          53        49          49          47
COOKE CITY NR 8700          50        46          45           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    73    68        66          63          63
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    45
GREAT FALLS   3776          73   70         68          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    67    65        65          64          62
JORDAN SCAN   2820    73    72        70          69           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          54        54          49          50
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          65        60          58          54
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          50        48          49
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    75    73        68          66          63
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        49          48           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    52
MAXVILLE NR   7210          52        52          50          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    72    70        66          64          63
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        45          45          42
NEIHART 12SE  8100          52        51          52          49
POPLAR 13NE   2085    78    75        72          70          67
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    73    70        67          66           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    76    71        64          65          62
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    75    69        68          68          65
UTICA 11SW    5070    73    69        63          62          60
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          60        54          53          49
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          49        49          48          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    99                      78
ALZADA DOT    4327    95                      80
ARROW CREEK   3956   102                      82
AVON NORTH    5085    85                      85
BEARSMOUTH    3901    95                      77
BEAVER HILL   2551    93                      83
BIDDLE DOT    3418    99                      92
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    94                      91
BOULDER PASS  5600    98                      77
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    80                      78
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    84                      78
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    98                      72
COMERSTOWN    2099    87                      80
COW CREEK     2500    85                      80
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    83                      76
DEEP CREEK    5870    81                      77
DEARBORN      3500    78                      78
DENTON DOT    3557    88                      77
E LIVINGSTON  4555    85                      80
EKALAKA DOT   3687    88                      77
ESSEX DOT     3875    70                      74
GARRISON DOT  4327    87                      80
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    82                      69
GEYSER DOT    4138    87                      72
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    95                      82
GREENOUGH HL  4070    90                      78
HAYS DOT      3697    69                      73
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    99                      76
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    89                      81
HYSHAM HILLS  3549   101                      82
INGOMAR DOT   3018    93                      81
INVERNESS     3300    74                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    88                      77
KARST DOT     5698    84                      72
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    85                      73
LINDSAY DIV   3198    88                      78
LOMA DOT      2557    84                      81
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    92                      75
MACDONALD PSS 6320    85                      70
MALTA SOUTH   3122    82                      78
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    82                      78
MONARCH CANYN 5218    86                      73
MONIDA PASS   6824    99                      75
NAVAHO DOT    2570    75                      78
NINEMILE DOT  4301    91                      80
NORRIS HILL   5695    93                      92
PENDROY DOT   4199    78                      75
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    98                      80
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     M                       M
ROGERS PASS   5406    80                      77
ROSCOE HILL   5337    95                      75
SACO DOT      2177    83                      62
SIEBEN DOT    4040    82                      80
SIOUX PASS    2480    85                      80
SWAN LAKE     3567    78                      78
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    99                      84
SWEET GRASS   3690    66                      72
TROUT CREEK   2384   103                      81
TWO MEDICINE  4920    64                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    86                      82
YAAK HILL     2201   101                      83
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    98                      80

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           0        5           1           8
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    4          26          32
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     9    10        9           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       26          22          40
CONRAD SCAN   3706    13    22       32          39          38
COOKE CITY NR 8700           9        0           2           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               24
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       23          20          25
JORDAN SCAN   2820    13    19       25          22          19
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           3        0          19           9
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           4        2          16          13
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          11        6          10           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    11     8        7           4          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        4          48
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           3
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    19    25       20          13           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          13       27          45
NEIHART 12SE  8100          29       29          30          34
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7    11       10          18          13
SIDNEY SCAN   2274    12    13       18          16           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    13    17       28          32           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     8    17       17          10           7
UTICA 11SW    5070     8    14        8          11           8
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           8       10          17          27
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        3           7          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              102        200   200    92
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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