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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST Wed Jan 17 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          36
Bozeman EXPST 4774    31    32        33          35
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    34          35          36
Brusett 4SE   2643    16    15        18          18          19
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        33          33          35
Cooke City NR 8700          32        33          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    30    31        34          33          38
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   34         34          35
HAVRE SCAN    2710    28    29        31          34          37
Jordan SCAN   2820    28    28        29          33           M
Lakeview NR   7400          30        31          28          34
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        33          34          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          35           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    31    32        33          36          38
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        32          33          33
Poplar 13NE   2085    12    13        15          21          31
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        33          35          39
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    24    25        25          29          35
Utica 11SW    5070    31    31        32          34          35
W Yellowstone 6700         -460        32          33          35
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          35

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    32                      26
ALZADA DOT    4327    27                      22
ARROW CREEK   3956    32                      27
AVON NORTH    5085    30                      30
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    30                      29
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    28                      28
Boulder PASS  5600    51                      25
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    34                      30
Bozeman PASS  5748    35                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    37                      29
COMERSTOWN    2099    23                      15
COW CREEK     2500    25                      19
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    34                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    28                      28
DEARBORN      3500    39                      30
Denton DOT    3557    35                      27
E Livingston  4555    41                      32
Ekalaka DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    31                      16
GARRISON DOT  4327    28                      30
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    31                      27
Geyser DOT    4138    33                      29
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    27                      22
GREENOUGH HL  4070    32                      31
HAYS DOT      3697    31                      26
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    31                      30
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    22                      21
Hysham HILLS  3549    32                      26
Ingomar DOT   3018    19                      25
INVERNESS     3300    30                       M
Judith Gap    4677    31                      25
KARST DOT     5698    33                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    32                      24
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    28                      25
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    35                      32
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    37                      23
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    24                      16
MONARCH CANYN 5218    38                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    28                      26
NAVAHO DOT    2570    21                      17
NINEMILE DOT  4301    34                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    33                      34
PENDRoy DOT   4199    33                      28
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    27                      25
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    30                      30
Rogers Pass   5406    34                      29
ROSCOE HILL   5337    30                      28
Saco DOT      2177    16                      36
SIEBEN DOT    4040    33                      19
SIOUX PASS    2480    27                      18
Swan Lake     3567    33                      31
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    23                      16
SWEET GRASS   3690    30                      24
Trout Creek   2384    35                      32
TWO MEDICINE  4920    44                      29
US2 STATELINE 2099    21                      14
Yaak HILL     2201    35                      32
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    36                      27

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    37
GREAT FALLS            0    11

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       28           8          10
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   19          41          49
Brusett 4SE   2643     6     6        5           3           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    15    23       23          36          26
Cooke City NR 8700          14        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    12       23          26          18
Jordan SCAN   2820    10    17       22          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400           6        4          33          25
Lakeview 15NW 7800         137      134          16          11
Lincoln 11SE  7020          22       25          21           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           6        9           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    17    21       28          11           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          16       32          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          19       27          27          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   272        7         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    16    28       39          47           7
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    11    16       19           6           6
Utica 11SW    5070     7    13       11          11           7
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           2           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       21          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           6        9          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               24         25    21    41
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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