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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 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          57        56          51          46
Bozeman EXPST 4774    67    68        67          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    47          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    66    68        68          70          66
CAMERON 15SW  8800          53        50          46          40
Cooke City NR 8700          42        39          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    67    72        74          63          58
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          62   67         67          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    64    66        66          61          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    61    68        70          68           M
Lakeview NR   7400          54        53          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          52        55          52          48
Lincoln 11SE  7020          50        48          46
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    99    99        99          99          99
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          44           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    51
MAXVILLE NR   7210          51        51          46          44
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    62    65        66          62          58
MT LOCKHART   6400          47        44          41          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          51        50          45          39
Poplar 13NE   2085    68    70        71          66          63
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    59    61        59          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    63    72        73          68          60
Utica 11SW    5070    59    62        62          60          57
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          42        38          35          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          49        49          45          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    62                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327    62                      79
ARROW CREEK   3956    62                      82
AVON NORTH    5085   110                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901    59                      80
BEAVER HILL   2551    59                      75
Biddle DOT    3418    63                      77
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    68                      68
Boulder PASS  5600    59                      74
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    66                      83
Bozeman PASS  5748    54                      74
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    63                      77
COMERSTOWN    2099    56                      73
COW CREEK     2500    58                      79
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    59                      82
DEEP CREEK    5870    49                      73
DEARBORN      3500    64                      81
Denton DOT    3557    60                      78
E Livingston  4555    60                      77
Ekalaka DOT   3687    59                      76
ESSEX DOT     3875    54                      77
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    54                      71
Geyser DOT    4138    59                      77
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    60                      78
GREENOUGH HL  4070    93                      81
HAYS DOT      3697    62                      72
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    57                      79
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    64                      80
Ingomar DOT   3018    65                      79
INVERNESS     3300    60                       M
Judith Gap    4677    59                      74
KARST DOT     5698    53                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    59                      74
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    64                      80
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    56                      78
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    64                      77
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    57                      75
MONARCH CANYN 5218    57                      81
MONIDA PASS   6824    56                      73
NAVAHO DOT    2570    52                      73
NINEMILE DOT  4301    60                      84
NORRIS HILL   5695    54                      59
PENDRoy DOT   4199    62                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    54                      68
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    62                      78
Rogers Pass   5406    63                      79
ROSCOE HILL   5337    59                      75
Saco DOT      2177    60                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040    64                      79
SIOUX PASS    2480    59                      77
Swan Lake     3567    58                      82
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    61                      79
SWEET GRASS   3690    60                      77
Trout Creek   2384    62                      86
TWO MEDICINE  4920    57                      73
US2 STATELINE 2099    61                      77
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    64                      82

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          12       22           9          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   13          39          42
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        7           5           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          42          54
Conrad SCAN   3706    11    28       33          40          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          32           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710     8    14       24          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     7    17       26          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          15       11          32          20
Lakeview 15NW 7800          19       12          31          34
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       21          20           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    78    88       89          89          88
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          44
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        8           0          21
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     9    19       22          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          33       36          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          34       36          31          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   376       11         456          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     9    17       33          33          12
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     7    19       21          12           7
Utica 11SW    5070     7    15       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          31       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          10       14          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               95         73    51    43
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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