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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Mon Jul 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          66        57          55          51
Bozeman EXPST 4774    69    71        73          69
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    89    85        76          79          74
CAMERON 15SW  8800          58        52          50          46
Cooke City NR 8700          53        47          43           M
Conrad SCAN   3706   102    85        81          70          65
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          94   82         77          73
HAVRE SCAN    2710    91    80        74          69          63
Jordan SCAN   2820    92    86        81          76           M
Lakeview NR   7400          60        57          49          48
Lakeview 15NW 7800          66        61          56          52
Lincoln 11SE  7020          59        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    87    83        75          70          64
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          46           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          61        56          51          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    90    81        74          68          64
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        47          45          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          64        57          53          48
Poplar 13NE   2085    89    85        80          75          71
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    83    78        70          66          59
Tiber Dam SCN 3225   110    87        83          75          68
Utica 11SW    5070    80    74        67          66          63
W Yellowstone 6700          80        65          67          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          64        54          51          44
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          57        54          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   120                      87
ALZADA DOT    4327   118                      89
ARROW CREEK   3956   116                      89
AVON NORTH    5085   108                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   116                      87
BEAVER HILL   2551   114                      93
Biddle DOT    3418   118                      11
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    93                      91
Boulder PASS  5600   108                      86
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   118                      89
Bozeman PASS  5748   108                      87
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   119                      83
COMERSTOWN    2099   100                      82
COW CREEK     2500   105                      89
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   120                      88
DEEP CREEK    5870   105                      88
DEARBORN      3500   107                      88
Denton DOT    3557   120                      87
E Livingston  4555   112                      87
Ekalaka DOT   3687   117                      86
ESSEX DOT     3875    96                      86
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   105                      79
Geyser DOT    4138   115                      83
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   118                      92
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697   112                      83
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   117                      84
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   113                      90
Hysham HILLS  3549   116                      89
Ingomar DOT   3018   111                      89
INVERNESS     3300   114                       M
Judith Gap    4677   105                      86
KARST DOT     5698   103                      74
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    99                      84
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   125                      90
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   111                      82
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   119                      87
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   111                      86
MONARCH CANYN 5218   104                      85
MONIDA PASS   6824   101                      81
NAVAHO DOT    2570    99                      83
NINEMILE DOT  4301   110                      89
NORRIS HILL   5695    99                      10
PENDRoy DOT   4199   114                      89
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    86                      84
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   107                      84
Rogers Pass   5406   123                      91
ROSCOE HILL   5337   103                      83
Saco DOT      2177   116                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040   107                      89
SIOUX PASS    2480   110                      86
Swan Lake     3567    93                      87
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690   112                      84
Trout Creek   2384   124                      89
TWO MEDICINE  4920   103                      80
US2 STATELINE 2099   107                      87
Yaak HILL     2201   123                      93
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   109                      88

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        2           0           8
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    5          28          36
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    11        9           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       29          36          41
Conrad SCAN   3706    11    24       33          40          41
Cooke City NR 8700          18        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     4    13       23          20          21
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    16       25          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400           5        1          22          12
Lakeview 15NW 7800           6        3          19          16
Lincoln 11SE  7020          13        6          12           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     8     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        8          46
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           9
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     8    18       20          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       27          45
Neihart 12SE  8100          18       21          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   396       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     6    16       24          20           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     8    19       19          11           8
Utica 11SW    5070     6    12        9          11           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M      122           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       19          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           9          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    83
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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