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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST Fri Nov 17 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          34        35          36          38
Bozeman EXPST 4774    33    35        36          39
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
Brusett 4SE   2643    28    28        32          31          33
CAMERON 15SW  8800          34        34          35          37
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    34    35        38          37          44
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          37   38         39          40
HAVRE SCAN    2710    33    34        35          40          44
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    33        34          38           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        33          30          36
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        35          36          39
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    37
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        35          37          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    34        37          42          45
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        34          35          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          34          35
Poplar 13NE   2085    30    30        31          37          46
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    36    36        36          40          46
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    32    33        33          38          44
Utica 11SW    5070    33    34        36          38          40
W Yellowstone 6700          33        33          34          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        32          35          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          34          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    37                      41
ALZADA DOT    4327    40                      40
ARROW CREEK   3956    38                      43
AVON NORTH    5085    27                      27
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    39                      42
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    21                      21
Boulder PASS  5600    30                      34
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    35                      37
Bozeman PASS  5748    32                      37
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    38                      41
COMERSTOWN    2099    24                      30
COW CREEK     2500    33                      36
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    34                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    22                      32
DEARBORN      3500    36                      39
Denton DOT    3557    35                      37
E Livingston  4555    36                      42
Ekalaka DOT   3687    34                      38
ESSEX DOT     3875    32                      30
GARRISON DOT  4327    34                      37
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    27                      32
Geyser DOT    4138    33                      36
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    36                      39
GREENOUGH HL  4070    30                      35
HAYS DOT      3697    31                      36
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    36                      37
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    37                      38
Hysham HILLS  3549    40                      44
Ingomar DOT   3018    38                      39
INVERNESS     3300    30                       M
Judith Gap    4677    32                      34
KARST DOT     5698    30                      35
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    32                      34
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    37                      41
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    29                      37
MACDONALD PSS 6320    22                      31
Malta SOUTH   3122    35                      36
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    28                      30
MONARCH CANYN 5218    30                      35
MONIDA PASS   6824    27                      35
NAVAHO DOT    2570    20                      30
NINEMILE DOT  4301    32                      36
NORRIS HILL   5695    35                      41
PENDRoy DOT   4199    30                      34
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    28                      32
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    34                      37
Rogers Pass   5406    27                      31
ROSCOE HILL   5337    29                      39
Saco DOT      2177    28                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    30                      36
SIOUX PASS    2480    35                      35
Swan Lake     3567    34                      36
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    41                      42
SWEET GRASS   3690    26                      31
Trout Creek   2384    38                      39
TWO MEDICINE  4920    27                      33
US2 STATELINE 2099    31                      33
Yaak HILL     2201    41                      40
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                0     5
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       29           7           9
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   18          36          32
Brusett 4SE   2643     7     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    28    32       31          38          27
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    18    24       31          29          19
Jordan SCAN   2820    21    30       32          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400          13       14          24          24
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       13          15          11
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       23          17           7
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                    7
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        7           0          10
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    25    29       31          12           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       31          35
Neihart 12SE  8100          20       32          28          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   289        8         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    33       40          15           9
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    15    26       30           5           5
Utica 11SW    5070    10    17       10          10           7
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          19       21          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          10       13          10          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               20         23   155    50
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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