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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Mon Jun 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          58        54          50          45
Bozeman EXPST 4774    62    65        65          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    46          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    64    66        65          67          64
CAMERON 15SW  8800          54        49          45          39
Cooke City NR 8700          41        38          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    66    70        72          61          57
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          64   67         67          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    63    65        65          60          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    64    70        71          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          55        53          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          57        59          51          47
Lincoln 11SE  7020          50        47          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    60    60        60          60          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        46          43           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          52        50          45          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    63    66        66          60          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        42          40          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          52        50          43          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    65    68        69          65          62
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    60    63        59          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    65    72        72          66          60
Utica 11SW    5070    58    61        61          59          56
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          36        32          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          48        47          43          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    60                      77
ALZADA DOT    4327    57                      78
ARROW CREEK   3956    61                      82
AVON NORTH    5085   110                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901    61                      80
BEAVER HILL   2551    58                      74
Biddle DOT    3418    62                      78
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    57                      57
Boulder PASS  5600    60                      76
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    62                      81
Bozeman PASS  5748    57                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    63                      76
COMERSTOWN    2099    57                      69
COW CREEK     2500    59                      77
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    61                      81
DEEP CREEK    5870    51                      75
DEARBORN      3500    61                      80
Denton DOT    3557    62                      78
E Livingston  4555    57                      80
Ekalaka DOT   3687    57                      75
ESSEX DOT     3875    98                      74
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    56                      74
Geyser DOT    4138    59                      76
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    60                      79
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    60                      71
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    59                      78
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    66                      79
Ingomar DOT   3018    64                      79
INVERNESS     3300    62                       M
Judith Gap    4677    59                      76
KARST DOT     5698    53                      72
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    60                      75
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    65                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    60                      77
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    62                      77
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    56                      72
MONARCH CANYN 5218    58                      85
MONIDA PASS   6824    60                      77
NAVAHO DOT    2570    52                      71
NINEMILE DOT  4301    63                      82
NORRIS HILL   5695    58                      65
PENDRoy DOT   4199    62                      77
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    56                      74
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    56                      78
Rogers Pass   5406    62                      77
ROSCOE HILL   5337    61                      76
Saco DOT      2177    60                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040    60                      77
SIOUX PASS    2480    57                      75
Swan Lake     3567    58                      81
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    61                      81
SWEET GRASS   3690    61                      76
Trout Creek   2384    65                      85
TWO MEDICINE  4920    55                      72
US2 STATELINE 2099    58                      73
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    60                      81

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          14       24           9          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   13          40          43
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        7           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          41          56
Conrad SCAN   3706    12    30       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          33           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       25          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    18       26          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          17       13          32          22
Lakeview 15NW 7800          21       14          32          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       22          21           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    49    58       60           1          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          43
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210           3        9           0          22
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    10    19       23          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          35       36          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          35       36          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   350       10         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       33          34          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     8    19       21          12           6
Utica 11SW    5070     7    16       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          31       29          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          13       12          15          25

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               66         51    41    41
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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