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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018


... 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          35
Bozeman EXPST 4774    31    32        32          34
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    34          34          35
Brusett 4SE   2643    16    15        19          18          19
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        33          33          35
Cooke City NR 8700          32        32          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    28    29        33          31          36
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          31   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    30    31        32          33          36
Jordan SCAN   2820    25    26        26          29           M
Lakeview NR   7400          31        31          27          33
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        33          34          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          35           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    35
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        33          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    30        32          34          36
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        32          33          33
Poplar 13NE   2085    14    14        15          18          27
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    30    31        32          35          37
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    25    25        25          28          33
Utica 11SW    5070    29    29        30          32          33
W Yellowstone 6700          33        32          33          35
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          33          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    16                      29
ALZADA DOT    4327    17                      27
ARROW CREEK   3956    13                      28
AVON NORTH    5085    17                      17
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    21                      26
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    13                      13
Boulder PASS  5600     8                      20
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    11                      25
Bozeman PASS  5748    13                      26
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    15                      25
COMERSTOWN    2099    14                      16
COW CREEK     2500    16                      22
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030     M                       M
DEEP CREEK    5870    10                      21
DEARBORN      3500    13                      28
Denton DOT    3557    13                      25
E Livingston  4555    17                      32
Ekalaka DOT   3687    13                      23
ESSEX DOT     3875     7                      17
GARRISON DOT  4327    12                      28
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    15                      27
Geyser DOT    4138    11                      24
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    13                      25
GREENOUGH HL  4070    18                      29
HAYS DOT      3697     7                      23
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    10                      28
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    12                      22
Hysham HILLS  3549    16                      29
Ingomar DOT   3018    14                      25
INVERNESS     3300    10                       M
Judith Gap    4677    11                      20
KARST DOT     5698    14                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    14                      21
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    14                      27
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    21                      31
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    10                      22
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    14                      17
MONARCH CANYN 5218    11                      22
MONIDA PASS   6824    29                      27
NAVAHO DOT    2570     8                      17
NINEMILE DOT  4301    24                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    13                      16
PENDRoy DOT   4199    12                      20
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    15                      23
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    15                      26
Rogers Pass   5406     8                      15
ROSCOE HILL   5337    20                      30
Saco DOT      2177    17                      36
SIEBEN DOT    4040    12                      22
SIOUX PASS    2480    19                      21
Swan Lake     3567    24                      30
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    16                      24
SWEET GRASS   3690    13                      19
Trout Creek   2384    26                      33
TWO MEDICINE  4920     4                      20
US2 STATELINE 2099    15                      18
Yaak HILL     2201    26                      32
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    15                      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    52
GREAT FALLS            0    14

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       29           8          10
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   20          41          50
Brusett 4SE   2643     6     7        5           3           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    14    21       21          35          26
Cooke City NR 8700          14        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    13       24          26          18
Jordan SCAN   2820    10    16       21          17          13
Lakeview NEAR 7400           7        4          32          24
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       13          16          12
Lincoln 11SE  7020          23       25          21           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           7        9           0          15
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    18       24          12           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          17       32          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          19       26          27          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   253        7         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    13    17       35          43           6
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    10    16       19           6           6
Utica 11SW    5070     7    11        8          11           7
W Yellowstone 6700          10        2           2           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       21          23          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           5       10           9          21

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   3776               45         38    34    42
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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