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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Thu Jan 19 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    26    25        27          28          27
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          30        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    28        32          30          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    32        31          32          35
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    32        31          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    27    27        27          30          35
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    31        31          33          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    23    23        24          26          35
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    30    29        30          32          37
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    28    25        25          25          31
UTICA 11SW    5070    32    31        30          31          32
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    30                      30
ALZADA DOT    4327    18                      27
ARROW CREEK   3956    25                      29
AVON NORTH    5085    31                      31
BEARSMOUTH    3901    25                      21
BEAVER HILL   2551    26                      29
BIDDLE DOT    3418    16                      23
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    22                      21
BOULDER PASS  5600    23                      30
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    31                      29
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    28                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    29                      31
COMERSTOWN    2099    25                      80
COW CREEK     2500    21                      26
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    30                      26
DEEP CREEK    5870    23                      25
DEARBORN      3500    36                      28
DENTON DOT    3557    34                      29
E LIVINGSTON  4555    37                      32
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    32                      21
GARRISON DOT  4327    36                      23
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    28                      26
GEYSER DOT    4138    38                      31
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    23                      29
GREENOUGH HL  4070    24                      23
HAYS DOT      3697    33                      29
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    24                      23
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    22                      28
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    28                      30
INGOMAR DOT   3018    21                      24
INVERNESS     3300    31                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    30                      30
KARST DOT     5698    25                      26
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    31                      26
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    34                      28
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    31                      28
MACDONALD PSS 6320    27                      25
MALTA SOUTH   3122    30                      30
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    23                      25
MONARCH CANYN 5218    33                      30
MONIDA PASS   6824    20                      20
NAVAHO DOT    2570    25                      26
NINEMILE DOT  4301    28                      21
NORRIS HILL   5695    26                      28
PENDROY DOT   4199    28                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    21                      20
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    21                      26
ROGERS PASS   5406    31                      28
ROSCOE HILL   5337    31                      28
SACO DOT      2177    21                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    27                      26
SIOUX PASS    2480    25                      27
SWAN LAKE     3567    30                      26
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    21                      27
SWEET GRASS   3690    32                      30
TROUT CREEK   2384    30                      24
TWO MEDICINE  4920    36                      29
US2 STATELINE 2099    21                      23
YAAK HILL     2201    32                      28
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    30                      30

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           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       35          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       20          24          35
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    15       23          27          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    30    20       24          27          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8        5          35          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       18          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     4        6           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    18       21          16           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7   237        9         -486          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     8    15       26          37           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    11    16       19           6           4
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    11        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       21          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           1        3           3          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               35         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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