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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Fri Apr 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          33        33          34          35
Bozeman EXPST 4774    43    45        46          47
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    35          36          36
Brusett 4SE   2643    58    54        46          47          44
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          33
Cooke City NR 8700          32        32          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    52    46        50          42          42
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          49   49         48          48
HAVRE SCAN    2710    52    47        45          44          43
Jordan SCAN   2820    56    52        49          47           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        32          28          33
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        33          33          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          32        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52    50        45          46          45
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    50    47        45          45          44
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    54    50        46          44          45
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    50    48        44          45          43
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    57    49        47          46          44
Utica 11SW    5070    47    44        42          43          43
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    57                      46
ALZADA DOT    4327    65                      50
ARROW CREEK   3956    54                      51
AVON NORTH    5085    59                      59
BEARSMOUTH    3901    63                      52
BEAVER HILL   2551    77                      59
Biddle DOT    3418    67                      61
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    56                      50
Boulder PASS  5600    67                      47
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    54                      52
Bozeman PASS  5748    40                      44
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    58                      46
COMERSTOWN    2099     M                       M
COW CREEK     2500    79                      52
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    78                      51
DEEP CREEK    5870    53                      44
DEARBORN      3500    54                      52
Denton DOT    3557    49                      50
E Livingston  4555    53                      49
Ekalaka DOT   3687    67                      48
ESSEX DOT     3875    51                      49
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    54                      43
Geyser DOT    4138    53                      46
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    72                      53
GREENOUGH HL  4070    52                      52
HAYS DOT      3697    37                      45
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    81                      51
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    66                      53
Ingomar DOT   3018    68                      51
INVERNESS     3300    65                       M
Judith Gap    4677    62                      47
KARST DOT     5698    54                      44
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    55                      44
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    72                      53
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    51                      42
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    60                      49
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    91                      46
MONARCH CANYN 5218    49                      55
MONIDA PASS   6824    64                      45
NAVAHO DOT    2570    78                      46
NINEMILE DOT  4301    74                      51
NORRIS HILL   5695    49                      48
PENDRoy DOT   4199    64                      45
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    54                      43
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    49                      50
Rogers Pass   5406    48                      51
ROSCOE HILL   5337    56                      48
Saco DOT      2177    74                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    51                      52
SIOUX PASS    2480    71                      49
Swan Lake     3567    62                      50
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    70                      55
SWEET GRASS   3690    73                      46
Trout Creek   2384    71                      51
TWO MEDICINE  4920    60                      44
US2 STATELINE 2099    85                      47
Yaak HILL     2201    87                      55
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    57                      52

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          24       31          11          19
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   31          49          50
Brusett 4SE   2643    14    23       14           6          17
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       38          38          41
Conrad SCAN   3706    35    37       32          38          37
Cooke City NR 8700          15        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               26
HAVRE SCAN    2710    12    19       29          31          26
Jordan SCAN   2820    20    29       34          35          16
Lakeview NEAR 7400          30       17          37          31
Lakeview 15NW 7800         141      137         143         144
Lincoln 11SE  7020          26       28          25         140
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    15       16          13          16
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   13
MAXVILLE NR   7210           8       16           0          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32       32          22          12
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          25       25          28          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    12   234       16         279          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    23    33       41          45           7
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    36    39       39           7           5
Utica 11SW    5070    13    20       12          14           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       24          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           5        7          14          24

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               13         18    15    25
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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