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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST Tue Dec 12 2017


... 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          35          37
Bozeman EXPST 4774    31    32        35          36
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    34          35          37
Brusett 4SE   2643    31    31        33          34          34
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        33          34          36
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    36    34        38          36          41
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          40   39         39          39
HAVRE SCAN    2710    38    37        37          39          42
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    32        33          36           M
Lakeview NR   7400          30        32          29          35
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        34          35          37
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32        34          38          41
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          34          35
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        32          33          34
Poplar 13NE   2085    32    31        31          34          41
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    31    31        33          37          42
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    32    30        31          35          40
Utica 11SW    5070    32    32        34          36          38
W Yellowstone 6700          33        33          34          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          34          35

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    44                      40
ALZADA DOT    4327    41                      37
ARROW CREEK   3956    46                      41
AVON NORTH    5085    25                      25
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    43                      44
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    26                      26
Boulder PASS  5600    36                      32
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    38                      35
Bozeman PASS  5748    37                      31
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    48                      42
COMERSTOWN    2099    38                      32
COW CREEK     2500    47                      35
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    26                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    32                      31
DEARBORN      3500    46                      37
Denton DOT    3557    46                      37
E Livingston  4555    46                      41
Ekalaka DOT   3687    39                      36
ESSEX DOT     3875    22                      32
GARRISON DOT  4327    22                      28
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    29                      25
Geyser DOT    4138    46                      38
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    45                      38
GREENOUGH HL  4070    27                      29
HAYS DOT      3697    44                      35
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    24                      29
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    47                      38
Hysham HILLS  3549    49                      41
Ingomar DOT   3018    51                      39
INVERNESS     3300    40                       M
Judith Gap    4677    37                      32
KARST DOT     5698    30                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    38                      32
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    44                      41
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    30                      27
MACDONALD PSS 6320    30                      30
Malta SOUTH   3122    50                      41
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    42                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    39                      37
MONIDA PASS   6824    29                      28
NAVAHO DOT    2570    36                      32
NINEMILE DOT  4301    23                      31
NORRIS HILL   5695    37                      36
PENDRoy DOT   4199    43                      39
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    28                      28
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    47                      32
Rogers Pass   5406    33                      30
ROSCOE HILL   5337    37                      36
Saco DOT      2177    44                      40
SIEBEN DOT    4040    31                      35
SIOUX PASS    2480    41                      34
Swan Lake     3567    27                      31
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    51                      40
SWEET GRASS   3690    43                      37
Trout Creek   2384    29                      33
TWO MEDICINE  4920    39                      32
US2 STATELINE 2099    37                      32
Yaak HILL     2201    31                      32
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    49                      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                0     0
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          17       27           7          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   20          41          47
Brusett 4SE   2643     7     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    25    32       31          37          27
Cooke City NR 8700          17        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    14    21       30          28          18
Jordan SCAN   2820    15    27       32          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400           7       13          34          26
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       14          15          12
Lincoln 11SE  7020          22       26          21           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           4        9           0          17
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    15    25       29          10           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          14       34          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          19       30          27          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   264        8         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       36          14           9
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    14    19       23           6           6
Utica 11SW    5070     7    15       10          10           7
W Yellowstone 6700         122        4           4         118
W YELLOWST SO 8150          22       22          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          11       12          13          22

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   3776               38         35    29    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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