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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Wed Jan 18 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          33        34          35          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    27    28        29          32
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    25    24        26          26          26
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          30        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    28        31          29          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    31    31        31          32          35
JORDAN SCAN   2820    31    31        30          32           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    25    26        26          30          35
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    30        30          32          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    22    22        23          26          35
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    26    27        29          32          37
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    24    22        22          24          31
UTICA 11SW    5070    31    30        29          30          31
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        30          31          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    32                      29
ALZADA DOT    4327    20                      24
ARROW CREEK   3956    21                      27
AVON NORTH    5085    22                      22
BEARSMOUTH    3901    10                      15
BEAVER HILL   2551    28                      26
BIDDLE DOT    3418    18                      21
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    17                      16
BOULDER PASS  5600    19                      28
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    27                      25
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    21                      25
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    29                      29
COMERSTOWN    2099    24                       M
COW CREEK     2500    24                      23
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    25                      23
DEEP CREEK    5870    19                      22
DEARBORN      3500    34                      25
DENTON DOT    3557    31                      26
E LIVINGSTON  4555    32                      31
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    25                      16
GARRISON DOT  4327    14                      17
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    24                      21
GEYSER DOT    4138    33                      29
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    23                      27
GREENOUGH HL  4070    15                      18
HAYS DOT      3697    33                      27
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    15                      20
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    26                      26
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    27                      28
INGOMAR DOT   3018    20                      21
INVERNESS     3300    30                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    31                      28
KARST DOT     5698    19                      23
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    30                      23
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    35                      26
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    27                      25
MACDONALD PSS 6320    22                      22
MALTA SOUTH   3122    39                      29
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    24                      22
MONARCH CANYN 5218    34                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    10                      17
NAVAHO DOT    2570    26                      24
NINEMILE DOT  4301    15                      17
NORRIS HILL   5695    21                      22
PENDROY DOT   4199    29                      29
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778     7                      14
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    13                      24
ROGERS PASS   5406    29                      26
ROSCOE HILL   5337    23                      26
SACO DOT      2177    21                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    20                      23
SIOUX PASS    2480    25                      23
SWAN LAKE     3567    23                      22
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    20                      23
SWEET GRASS   3690    35                      28
TROUT CREEK   2384    22                      20
TWO MEDICINE  4920    36                      28
US2 STATELINE 2099    22                      19
YAAK HILL     2201    26                      25
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    26                      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    42
GREAT FALLS            0    25

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           9          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   16          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       35          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       20          23          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       22          27          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    10    18       23          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          35          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       19          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     4        6           4          10
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           6
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    17       19          16           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7   248        9         312          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     7    14       26          37           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    10    15       18           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    11        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       21          25          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        3           4          23

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               65         44    34    51
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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