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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Fri May 26 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          41        36          35          34
Bozeman EXPST 4774    54    55        58          54
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    39          39          38
Brusett 4SE   2643    55    57        57          58          56
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          33
Cooke City NR 8700          32        32          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    50    55        56          52          50
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          52   56         56          57
HAVRE SCAN    2710    51    53        54          52          50
Jordan SCAN   2820    52    55        57          57           M
Lakeview NR   7400          45        44          36          37
Lakeview 15NW 7800          46        45          43          40
Lincoln 11SE  7020          32        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52    54        54          56          53
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          33           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    42
MAXVILLE NR   7210          39        40          38          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    48    51        53          52          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    56    58        58          57          54
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    48    50        53          53          48
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    48    55        57          57          52
Utica 11SW    5070    47    50        51          51          49
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    45                      59
ALZADA DOT    4327    46                      64
ARROW CREEK   3956    44                      65
AVON NORTH    5085    43                      43
BEARSMOUTH    3901    48                      66
BEAVER HILL   2551    50                      59
Biddle DOT    3418    48                      61
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    42                      40
Boulder PASS  5600    43                      59
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    46                      63
Bozeman PASS  5748    37                      57
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    46                      59
COMERSTOWN    2099    50                      58
COW CREEK     2500    50                      63
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    49                      68
DEEP CREEK    5870    36                      55
DEARBORN      3500    46                      65
Denton DOT    3557    44                      62
E Livingston  4555    37                      59
Ekalaka DOT   3687    44                      62
ESSEX DOT     3875    48                      65
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    40                      57
Geyser DOT    4138    41                      59
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    44                      62
GREENOUGH HL  4070    50                      67
HAYS DOT      3697    40                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    52                      67
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    46                      66
Ingomar DOT   3018    47                      64
INVERNESS     3300    77                       M
Judith Gap    4677    45                      59
KARST DOT     5698    39                      58
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    42                      58
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    48                      67
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    43                      61
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    46                      62
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    49                      60
MONARCH CANYN 5218    46                      71
MONIDA PASS   6824    78                      59
NAVAHO DOT    2570    44                      60
NINEMILE DOT  4301    53                      70
NORRIS HILL   5695    41                      48
PENDRoy DOT   4199    42                      57
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    45                      58
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    42                      62
Rogers Pass   5406    44                      59
ROSCOE HILL   5337    46                      62
Saco DOT      2177    48                      49
SIEBEN DOT    4040    48                      63
SIOUX PASS    2480    54                      63
Swan Lake     3567    52                      68
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    48                      65
SWEET GRASS   3690    44                      61
Trout Creek   2384    52                      70
TWO MEDICINE  4920    33                      56
US2 STATELINE 2099    53                      63
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    46                      65

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            M     M

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          26       32          13          35
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   24          52          52
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    10       11           5          10
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       47          44          51
Conrad SCAN   3706    14    25       32          38          38
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          41           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               28
HAVRE SCAN    2710     5    13       24          26          27
Jordan SCAN   2820     9    20       27          27          17
Lakeview NEAR 7400          28       16          37          31
Lakeview 15NW 7800          29       18         149          37
Lincoln 11SE  7020          29       29          26         140
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     7       10          10          16
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          33
MANY GLACIER  4900                   11
MAXVILLE NR   7210           6       15           0          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    19    28       32          23          12
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          39       38          32          37
Poplar 13NE   2085     7   282       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       41          47           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    17    22       28          14           5
Utica 11SW    5070    11    19       12          15          13
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          35       30          31          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          18       21          18          26

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               22         23    21    31
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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