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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 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          65        57          55          51
Bozeman EXPST 4774    70    73        73          69
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    89    85        75          77          73
CAMERON 15SW  8800          56        52          50          46
Cooke City NR 8700          49        47          44           M
Conrad SCAN   3706   101    84        80          70          66
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    46
GREAT FALLS   3776          92   81         77          73
HAVRE SCAN    2710    90    79        73          69          63
Jordan SCAN   2820    92    86        81          76           M
Lakeview NR   7400          57        56          49          48
Lakeview 15NW 7800          60        59          56          52
Lincoln 11SE  7020          57        51          52
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    88    83        75          71          65
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    54
MAXVILLE NR   7210          61        56          52          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    90    80        73          68          65
MT LOCKHART   6400          48        46          45          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          62        56          53          48
Poplar 13NE   2085    89    84        80          75          70
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    78    74        69          66          59
Tiber Dam SCN 3225   110    87        82          76          68
Utica 11SW    5070    83    74        67          65          63
W Yellowstone 6700          80        65          67          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          58        54          51          44
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          56        54          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    83                      84
ALZADA DOT    4327    83                      90
ARROW CREEK   3956    85                      89
AVON NORTH    5085   114                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   113                      86
BEAVER HILL   2551   105                      91
Biddle DOT    3418    87                      96
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   110                      11
Boulder PASS  5600   112                      84
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   113                      89
Bozeman PASS  5748    84                      81
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    85                      83
COMERSTOWN    2099   102                      81
COW CREEK     2500   113                      89
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   120                      87
DEEP CREEK    5870   101                      86
DEARBORN      3500   108                      87
Denton DOT    3557   112                      86
E Livingston  4555    85                      84
Ekalaka DOT   3687    89                      87
ESSEX DOT     3875    92                      17
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   113                      79
Geyser DOT    4138   107                      83
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    97                      91
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697   102                      82
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   116                      84
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   103                      89
Hysham HILLS  3549    90                      89
Ingomar DOT   3018   101                      88
INVERNESS     3300   115                       M
Judith Gap    4677   101                      84
KARST DOT     5698    77                      73
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622   101                      82
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   124                      90
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   111                      82
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   107                      86
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   109                      85
MONARCH CANYN 5218   109                      84
MONIDA PASS   6824    83                      77
NAVAHO DOT    2570    94                      82
NINEMILE DOT  4301   115                      89
NORRIS HILL   5695    99                      88
PENDRoy DOT   4199   110                      87
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    73                      77
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    79                      83
Rogers Pass   5406   135                      90
ROSCOE HILL   5337    80                      81
Saco DOT      2177   111                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040   115                      89
SIOUX PASS    2480   108                      85
Swan Lake     3567    91                      87
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690   119                      83
Trout Creek   2384   124                      89
TWO MEDICINE  4920   103                      79
US2 STATELINE 2099   106                      86
Yaak HILL     2201   127                      93
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    87                      87

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        1           0           8
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    5          27          36
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    10        7           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       30          35          41
Conrad SCAN   3706    11    24       33          40          41
Cooke City NR 8700          17        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     5    13       23          20          21
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    17       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     6     7        8           5          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        8          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           8
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     8    18       20          14           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       27          45
Neihart 12SE  8100          18       20          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   409       10         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     6    15       25          21           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     8    18       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           8          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    84
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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