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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Thu Jun 22 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          55        50          49          44
Bozeman EXPST 4774    63    65        66          61
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    47          45          42
Brusett 4SE   2643    67    67        64          65          63
CAMERON 15SW  8800          52        47          44          38
Cooke City NR 8700          43        37          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    79    72        70          60          56
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          78   71         68          65
HAVRE SCAN    2710    68    66        64          60          55
Jordan SCAN   2820    78    75        72          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          53        51          43          43
Lakeview 15NW 7800          61        55          50          46
Lincoln 11SE  7020          49        45          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    71    69        65          62          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          42           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    49
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        47          45          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    72    68        64          60          56
MT LOCKHART   6400          44        42          40          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          50        46          42          37
Poplar 13NE   2085    70    69        68          65          62
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    67    65        60          58          53
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    82    74        71          66          59
Utica 11SW    5070    73    67        60          58          56
W Yellowstone 6700          66        66         -460          50
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          47        46          43          39

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    95                      78
ALZADA DOT    4327    97                      80
ARROW CREEK   3956   103                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    96                      96
BEARSMOUTH    3901    86                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    85                      78
Biddle DOT    3418   103                      96
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    95                      94
Boulder PASS  5600    96                      76
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    81                      78
Bozeman PASS  5748    87                      76
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    92                      71
COMERSTOWN    2099    72                      72
COW CREEK     2500    75                      77
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    87                      10
DEEP CREEK    5870    80                      74
DEARBORN      3500    77                      76
Denton DOT    3557    80                      75
E Livingston  4555    86                      79
Ekalaka DOT   3687    92                      77
ESSEX DOT     3875    81                      72
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    98                      69
Geyser DOT    4138    85                      71
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    90                      79
GREENOUGH HL  4070   122                      68
HAYS DOT      3697    58                      70
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   107                      73
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    98                      80
Ingomar DOT   3018    92                      78
INVERNESS     3300    79                       M
Judith Gap    4677    93                      76
KARST DOT     5698    93                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    89                      72
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    84                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    98                      69
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    66                      75
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    69                      72
MONARCH CANYN 5218    82                      78
MONIDA PASS   6824   103                      73
NAVAHO DOT    2570    57                      70
NINEMILE DOT  4301    84                      77
NORRIS HILL   5695    84                      92
PENDRoy DOT   4199    93                      77
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   104                      82
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   100                      77
Rogers Pass   5406    80                      77
ROSCOE HILL   5337    93                      75
Saco DOT      2177    65                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040    80                      77
SIOUX PASS    2480    76                      74
Swan Lake     3567    80                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    98                      82
SWEET GRASS   3690    86                      73
Trout Creek   2384   113                      78
TWO MEDICINE  4920    84                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    77                      74
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    99                      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          19       28          11          13
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   16          40          46
Brusett 4SE   2643     8    10        9           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          52          52
Conrad SCAN   3706    19    33       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          35        0          41           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710    13    18       27          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    19       26          23          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          23       14          33          23
Lakeview 15NW 7800          26       16          33          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          23       25          23           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     8     7        9           6          14
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          42
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           5       12           0          26
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    14    20       23          16          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          37       37          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          37       36          31          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   354       10         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    12    19       36          35          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    13    22       22          12           6
Utica 11SW    5070     9    18       12          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          34       29          31          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       14          16          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               37         42    38    39
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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