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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Sat Jun 24 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          52        51          48          45
Bozeman EXPST 4774    60    63        64          61
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    46          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    58    61        62          63          61
CAMERON 15SW  8800          51        48          44          38
Cooke City NR 8700          39        37          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    65    68        69          60          57
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          62   65         65          65
HAVRE SCAN    2710    58    61        62          60          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    62    67        69          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          53        52          43          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          54        57          50          47
Lincoln 11SE  7020          46        45          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    56    56        57          57          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          42           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    48
MAXVILLE NR   7210          48        48          45          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    60    62        63          59          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        41          40          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          47        47          43          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    62    65        67          65          62
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    57    60        58          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    61    68        69          65          60
Utica 11SW    5070    56    58        59          58          56
W Yellowstone 6700          65        66         -460          51
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          45        45          43          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    63                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327    53                      76
ARROW CREEK   3956    62                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    51                      51
BEARSMOUTH    3901    56                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    55                      70
Biddle DOT    3418    59                      73
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    48                      48
Boulder PASS  5600    53                      71
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    55                      77
Bozeman PASS  5748    51                      73
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    62                      71
COMERSTOWN    2099    46                      63
COW CREEK     2500    52                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    54                      13
DEEP CREEK    5870    45                      70
DEARBORN      3500    52                      76
Denton DOT    3557    61                      74
E Livingston  4555    52                      77
Ekalaka DOT   3687    53                      73
ESSEX DOT     3875    50                      71
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    49                      69
Geyser DOT    4138    60                      71
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    54                      75
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    48                      68
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    54                      75
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    59                      78
Ingomar DOT   3018    58                      76
INVERNESS     3300    57                       M
Judith Gap    4677    59                      71
KARST DOT     5698    48                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    57                      71
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    59                      77
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    53                      73
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    53                      72
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    50                      67
MONARCH CANYN 5218    55                      79
MONIDA PASS   6824    51                      72
NAVAHO DOT    2570    44                      67
NINEMILE DOT  4301    55                      78
NORRIS HILL   5695    52                      59
PENDRoy DOT   4199    59                      73
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    48                      70
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    53                      77
Rogers Pass   5406    50                      68
ROSCOE HILL   5337    53                      74
Saco DOT      2177    54                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040    53                      73
SIOUX PASS    2480    50                      72
Swan Lake     3567    53                      78
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    56                      79
SWEET GRASS   3690    59                      72
Trout Creek   2384    58                      81
TWO MEDICINE  4920    45                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    51                      71
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    62                      79

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          17       27          10          13
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   15          40          44
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        8           5           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          56          56
Conrad SCAN   3706    15    31       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          39           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    15       26          21          25
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    17       26          23          19
Lakeview NEAR 7400          21       13          33          22
Lakeview 15NW 7800          24       16          32          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          22       24          22           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    44    54       56           1          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          42
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           4       10           0          24
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    19       22          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       37          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          36       36          31          35
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   338       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    18       35          35          12
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    10    20       22          12           6
Utica 11SW    5070     8    17       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33       29          31          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       14          16          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               43         40    37    39
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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