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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM 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    27    26        27          28          27
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    29        32          30          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    32        32          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    22    23        24          26          35
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    31    30        30          32          37
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    28    26        25          26          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        31          31          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    37                      31
ALZADA DOT    4327    31                      27
ARROW CREEK   3956    39                      29
AVON NORTH    5085    35                      35
BEARSMOUTH    3901    33                      23
BEAVER HILL   2551    32                      30
BIDDLE DOT    3418    30                      31
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    27                      26
BOULDER PASS  5600    37                      30
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    39                      29
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    37                      28
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    40                      31
COMERSTOWN    2099    29                      80
COW CREEK     2500    30                      26
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    32                      27
DEEP CREEK    5870    29                      26
DEARBORN      3500    46                      28
DENTON DOT    3557    38                      29
E LIVINGSTON  4555    41                      32
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    38                      23
GARRISON DOT  4327    39                      25
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    31                      28
GEYSER DOT    4138    40                      31
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    36                      29
GREENOUGH HL  4070    33                      24
HAYS DOT      3697    37                      29
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    37                      24
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    33                      28
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    42                      30
INGOMAR DOT   3018    35                      24
INVERNESS     3300    34                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    36                      30
KARST DOT     5698    34                      26
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    36                      27
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    40                      28
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    32                      29
MACDONALD PSS 6320    33                      26
MALTA SOUTH   3122    43                      31
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    30                      26
MONARCH CANYN 5218    36                      30
MONIDA PASS   6824    27                      21
NAVAHO DOT    2570    29                      27
NINEMILE DOT  4301    35                      23
NORRIS HILL   5695    35                      34
PENDROY DOT   4199    35                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    26                      23
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    35                      26
ROGERS PASS   5406    34                      30
ROSCOE HILL   5337    35                      29
SACO DOT      2177    34                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    36                      26
SIOUX PASS    2480    32                      26
SWAN LAKE     3567    32                      27
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    34                      27
SWEET GRASS   3690    38                      30
TROUT CREEK   2384    34                      26
TWO MEDICINE  4920    40                      30
US2 STATELINE 2099    29                      23
YAAK HILL     2201    35                      28
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    41                      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    44
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    16    20       20          24          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    17       23          27          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    27    20       24          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        5          35          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       18          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     4        7           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    15    18       21          16           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          20       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7   260        9         -486          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     9    15       26          37           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    11    16       19           6           5
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           2        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               31         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
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