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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Wed Jul 26 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          62        59          55          51
Bozeman EXPST 4774    70    73        73          69
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    73    76        75          77          74
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        52          50          46
Cooke City NR 8700          48        47          44           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    70    76        79          70          66
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          69   75         74          74
HAVRE SCAN    2710    72    74        74          69          63
Jordan SCAN   2820    72    78        80          77           M
Lakeview NR   7400          56        56          48          48
Lakeview 15NW 7800          57        59          56          52
Lincoln 11SE  7020          55        53          51
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   158   160       162         164         167
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          57        57          52          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    67    72        73          69          65
MT LOCKHART   6400          49        47          45          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          59        59          53          48
Poplar 13NE   2085    76    79        80          76          70
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    69    70        69          66          59
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    72    80        81          76          68
Utica 11SW    5070    65    68        68          66          63
W Yellowstone 6700          80        65          67          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          54        54          51          44
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          55        54          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    64                      80
ALZADA DOT    4327    69                      86
ARROW CREEK   3956    64                      87
AVON NORTH    5085    62                      62
BEARSMOUTH    3901    64                      87
BEAVER HILL   2551    68                      87
Biddle DOT    3418    72                      84
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    56                      54
Boulder PASS  5600    64                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    66                      89
Bozeman PASS  5748    58                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    65                      84
COMERSTOWN    2099    66                      81
COW CREEK     2500    66                      89
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    60                      85
DEEP CREEK    5870    57                      85
DEARBORN      3500    65                      89
Denton DOT    3557    66                      87
E Livingston  4555    57                      82
Ekalaka DOT   3687    69                      86
ESSEX DOT     3875    59                      84
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    57                      79
Geyser DOT    4138    63                      84
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    68                      89
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    66                      83
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    63                      86
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    69                      87
Hysham HILLS  3549    68                      88
Ingomar DOT   3018    71                      89
INVERNESS     3300    63                       M
Judith Gap    4677    62                      80
KARST DOT     5698    54                      72
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    66                      83
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    70                      90
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    62                      84
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    66                      87
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    66                      84
MONARCH CANYN 5218    64                      85
MONIDA PASS   6824    61                      75
NAVAHO DOT    2570    60                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301    61                      90
NORRIS HILL   5695    62                      66
PENDRoy DOT   4199    65                      84
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    58                      71
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    57                      82
Rogers Pass   5406    64                      84
ROSCOE HILL   5337    61                      79
Saco DOT      2177    66                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    66                      89
SIOUX PASS    2480    68                      87
Swan Lake     3567    59                      88
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690    65                      84
Trout Creek   2384    64                      91
TWO MEDICINE  4920    54                      80
US2 STATELINE 2099    69                      87
Yaak HILL     2201    69                      89
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    61                      85

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           0        1           0           8
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    5          28          36
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        9           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       29          34          41
Conrad SCAN   3706     9    23       33          40          42
Cooke City NR 8700          17        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     3    12       23          20          21
Jordan SCAN   2820     5    16       25          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400           5        1          22          12
Lakeview 15NW 7800           6        2          19          16
Lincoln 11SE  7020          12        6          11           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     0     2        6           8          10
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        8          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           8
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     6    17       20          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       27          45
Neihart 12SE  8100          18       21          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   384       11         -486          12
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     5    14       24          20           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     6    17       19          10           8
Utica 11SW    5070     5    12        8          11           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M      122           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           8          24

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              200        200   200    86
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
.END




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