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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Sat Jun 24 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          59        49          48          45
Bozeman EXPST 4774    62    64        64          61
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    46          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    76    72        62          64          61
CAMERON 15SW  8800          51        46          44          38
Cooke City NR 8700          42        36          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    84    75        72          60          57
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    31
GREAT FALLS   3776          79   72         68          65
HAVRE SCAN    2710    73    66        62          59          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    81    75        70          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          52        50          43          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          62        55          50          47
Lincoln 11SE  7020          48        44          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    77    73        64          62          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          42           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    48
MAXVILLE NR   7210          50        47          45          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    76    71        64          59          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          42        40          40          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          48        44          43          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    74    70        67          64          63
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    69    66        58          57          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    95    75        71          65          60
Utica 11SW    5070    71    65        58          58          56
W Yellowstone 6700          65        66         -460          51
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        31          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          47        44          43          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   107                      76
ALZADA DOT    4327    93                      76
ARROW CREEK   3956   106                      79
AVON NORTH    5085   109                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   111                      76
BEAVER HILL   2551    96                      76
Biddle DOT    3418    93                      91
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   107                      11
Boulder PASS  5600   111                      76
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   109                      78
Bozeman PASS  5748   107                      75
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   107                      72
COMERSTOWN    2099    86                      68
COW CREEK     2500    93                      74
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   109                      12
DEEP CREEK    5870    90                      72
DEARBORN      3500   102                      75
Denton DOT    3557   105                      74
E Livingston  4555   111                      77
Ekalaka DOT   3687    95                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    84                      72
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   111                      70
Geyser DOT    4138   107                      72
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    99                      76
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    95                      67
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   116                      74
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549   100                      77
Ingomar DOT   3018    94                      75
INVERNESS     3300    96                       M
Judith Gap    4677    86                      76
KARST DOT     5698   106                      69
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    92                      70
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   107                      77
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   106                      72
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   100                      72
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    93                      70
MONARCH CANYN 5218   108                      80
MONIDA PASS   6824   115                      73
NAVAHO DOT    2570    87                      67
NINEMILE DOT  4301   113                      78
NORRIS HILL   5695   109                      10
PENDRoy DOT   4199    87                      78
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   109                      83
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   105                      75
Rogers Pass   5406   104                      85
ROSCOE HILL   5337    92                      73
Saco DOT      2177   113                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040   106                      74
SIOUX PASS    2480    95                      71
Swan Lake     3567    85                      77
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    91                      79
SWEET GRASS   3690   100                      73
Trout Creek   2384   121                      80
TWO MEDICINE  4920    95                      68
US2 STATELINE 2099    86                      69
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    97                      78

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          16       26          10          13
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   14          40          44
Brusett 4SE   2643     8    10        8           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          48          53
Conrad SCAN   3706    15    31       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          35           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710    11    15       25          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    19       26          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          20       13          32          22
Lakeview 15NW 7800          24       15          32          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          22       24          22           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     7     7        8           6          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          42
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210           3       10           0          23
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    13    20       22          16          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          36       36          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          36       36          31          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   327       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    18       35          34          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    12    20       21          12           6
Utica 11SW    5070     8    17       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          34       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       13          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               45         47    40    40
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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