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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Fri Jan 20 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        34          35          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    27    28        29          32
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    27    26        28          28          28
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          31        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    29    29        32          30          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          32   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    32        32          32          35
JORDAN SCAN   2820    32    32        32          32           M
LAKEVIEW NR   7400          31        32          28          34
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800          35        38          40          42
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          32        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    27    28        28          31          35
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32        31          33          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    22    23        24          26          35
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    31        30          32          37
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    27    26        26          26          31
UTICA 11SW    5070    32    31        30          31          32
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        31          31          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    31                      31
ALZADA DOT    4327    18                      28
ARROW CREEK   3956    33                      30
AVON NORTH    5085    27                      27
BEARSMOUTH    3901    27                      25
BEAVER HILL   2551    23                      29
BIDDLE DOT    3418    15                      22
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    15                      14
BOULDER PASS  5600    26                      31
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    26                      30
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    28                      30
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    33                      32
COMERSTOWN    2099    25                      60
COW CREEK     2500    18                      27
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    28                      28
DEEP CREEK    5870    21                      27
DEARBORN      3500    34                      29
DENTON DOT    3557    30                      30
E LIVINGSTON  4555    34                      33
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875    32                      24
GARRISON DOT  4327    31                      27
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    25                      28
GEYSER DOT    4138    30                      32
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    23                      30
GREENOUGH HL  4070    24                      26
HAYS DOT      3697    32                      29
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    23                      26
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    32                      29
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    35                      31
INGOMAR DOT   3018    33                      25
INVERNESS     3300    26                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    30                      31
KARST DOT     5698    27                      28
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    30                      28
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    29                      29
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    28                      29
MACDONALD PSS 6320    26                      27
MALTA SOUTH   3122    35                      31
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    27                      26
MONARCH CANYN 5218    29                      30
MONIDA PASS   6824    22                      23
NAVAHO DOT    2570    26                      28
NINEMILE DOT  4301    32                      25
NORRIS HILL   5695    25                      28
PENDROY DOT   4199    25                      30
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    22                      23
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    28                      28
ROGERS PASS   5406    26                      29
ROSCOE HILL   5337    28                      30
SACO DOT      2177    28                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    23                      27
SIOUX PASS    2480    25                      28
SWAN LAKE     3567    26                      28
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    29                      28
SWEET GRASS   3690    28                      31
TROUT CREEK   2384    31                      27
TWO MEDICINE  4920    26                      30
US2 STATELINE 2099    22                      24
YAAK HILL     2201    32                      29
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    33                      31

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    44
GREAT FALLS            0    25

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           9          10
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                   16          40          33
BRUSETT 4SE   2643     8     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       35          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    16    20       21          24          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           7        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710    17    20       23          28          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820    26    21       25          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           7        6          35          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       18          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     4        7           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    16    18       21          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7   252        9         -486          12
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    16       27          37           8
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    11    16       20           7           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     7    11        8          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        2           3          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               26         44    34    51
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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