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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST Tue Feb 20 2018


... 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          33        34          35          35
Bozeman EXPST 4774    31    32        32          34
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    34          34          35
Brusett 4SE   2643    13    13        18          17          18
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        33          33          35
Cooke City NR 8700          32        32          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    27    28        32          31          36
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          31   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    30    31        31          33          36
Jordan SCAN   2820    24    25        25          28           M
Lakeview NR   7400          31        31          27          33
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        33          34          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          35           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        33          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    27    28        31          34          36
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        32          33          33
Poplar 13NE   2085    12    13        15          18          26
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    29    30        32          35          37
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    24    25        25          28          33
Utica 11SW    5070    28    28        30          32          33
W Yellowstone 6700          33        32          33          34
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        31          34          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    16                      21
ALZADA DOT    4327    14                      20
ARROW CREEK   3956    22                      23
AVON NORTH    5085    14                      14
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    14                      14
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    21                      20
Boulder PASS  5600    11                      17
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    16                      17
Bozeman PASS  5748    23                      18
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    29                      22
COMERSTOWN    2099     8                      14
COW CREEK     2500     7                      18
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030     M                       M
DEEP CREEK    5870    13                      13
DEARBORN      3500    22                      19
Denton DOT    3557    23                      18
E Livingston  4555    23                      25
Ekalaka DOT   3687     2                      19
ESSEX DOT     3875     7                      13
GARRISON DOT  4327    22                      24
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    12                      18
Geyser DOT    4138    16                      17
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    13                      20
GREENOUGH HL  4070    24                      21
HAYS DOT      3697    14                      19
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    12                      21
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     7                      18
Hysham HILLS  3549    25                      24
Ingomar DOT   3018    20                      21
INVERNESS     3300    13                       M
Judith Gap    4677    23                      17
KARST DOT     5698    11                      19
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    15                      15
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557     9                      24
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    19                      25
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    24                      17
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     4                      13
MONARCH CANYN 5218    10                      16
MONIDA PASS   6824    21                      19
NAVAHO DOT    2570     3                      13
NINEMILE DOT  4301    20                      29
NORRIS HILL   5695    21                      21
PENDRoy DOT   4199    21                      16
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    26                      16
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     6                      19
Rogers Pass   5406     3                      80
ROSCOE HILL   5337    21                      21
Saco DOT      2177     8                      36
SIEBEN DOT    4040    21                      18
SIOUX PASS    2480     8                      18
Swan Lake     3567    23                      25
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    22                      19
SWEET GRASS   3690    23                      15
Trout Creek   2384    29                      31
TWO MEDICINE  4920    13                      15
US2 STATELINE 2099    10                      16
Yaak HILL     2201    29                      29
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    14                      22

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    54
GREAT FALLS            0    16

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          20       29           8          11
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   20          41          50
Brusett 4SE   2643     6     6        5           3           4
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    14    21       22          35          26
Cooke City NR 8700          14        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    13       24          26          18
Jordan SCAN   2820     9    16       21          17          13
Lakeview NEAR 7400           7        4          32          24
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       13          15          12
Lincoln 11SE  7020          23       25          21           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           7       10           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    17       21          11           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          17       32          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          19       26          27          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   273        7         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    17       32          43           6
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    11    16       19           5           6
Utica 11SW    5070     6    11        8          11           7
W Yellowstone 6700          10        2           2           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       20          23          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           7        9          10          21

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               44         37    34    42
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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