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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Tue Jan 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          33        34          35          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    27    28        29          32
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    28    27        29          29          29
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    28    29        31          30          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   33         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    32        32          33          35
JORDAN SCAN   2820    29    31        32          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    28    29        30          32          35
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    26    29        31          33          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    24    25        25          26          34
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    26    27        29          32          36
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    25    26        26          27          32
UTICA 11SW    5070    25    27        29          31          32
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        31          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    24                      30
ALZADA DOT    4327    20                      28
ARROW CREEK   3956    24                      31
AVON NORTH    5085     6                      60
BEARSMOUTH    3901    10                      26
BEAVER HILL   2551    22                      28
BIDDLE DOT    3418    20                      24
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    12                      13
BOULDER PASS  5600    14                      28
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    15                      29
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    21                      27
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    23                      29
COMERSTOWN    2099    20                      20
COW CREEK     2500    22                      28
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    25                      29
DEEP CREEK    5870     7                      24
DEARBORN      3500    19                      27
DENTON DOT    3557    22                      29
E LIVINGSTON  4555    23                      32
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    13                      24
GARRISON DOT  4327    10                      26
GEORGETOWN LK 6339     8                      23
GEYSER DOT    4138    14                      29
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    22                      29
GREENOUGH HL  4070    15                      29
HAYS DOT      3697    20                      30
HELMVILLE DOT 4199     8                      28
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    22                      29
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    25                      31
INGOMAR DOT   3018    23                      27
INVERNESS     3300    19                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    20                      28
KARST DOT     5698    21                      27
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    19                      25
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    24                      30
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    25                      30
MACDONALD PSS 6320    11                      24
MALTA SOUTH   3122    24                      31
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    23                      28
MONARCH CANYN 5218    13                      28
MONIDA PASS   6824    17                      25
NAVAHO DOT    2570    19                      28
NINEMILE DOT  4301    23                      27
NORRIS HILL   5695    17                      20
PENDROY DOT   4199    12                      25
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    16                      22
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    23                      28
ROGERS PASS   5406    10                      23
ROSCOE HILL   5337    25                      30
SACO DOT      2177    24                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    12                      28
SIOUX PASS    2480    21                      28
SWAN LAKE     3567    16                      29
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    24                      29
SWEET GRASS   3690    12                      26
TROUT CREEK   2384    27                      30
TWO MEDICINE  4920    10                      26
US2 STATELINE 2099    24                      27
YAAK HILL     2201    25                      31
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    26                      31

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    46
GREAT FALLS            4    24

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          20       28           9          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   16          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       35          39          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    20       20          24          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    12    18       25          27          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    14    19       26          29          14
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          34          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          17       18          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     4        8           5          10
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    17       22          16           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     8   271        9         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     7    14       26          37           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    10    16       20           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    10        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       22          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               33         40    34    52
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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