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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Fri Nov 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          34        35          36          38
Bozeman EXPST 4774    33    34        36          38
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
Brusett 4SE   2643    37    36        35          35          34
CAMERON 15SW  8800          34        34          34          37
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    37    39        43          38          43
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    30
GREAT FALLS   3776          42   44         44          45
HAVRE SCAN    2710    44    44        42          41          43
Jordan SCAN   2820    39    40        39          38           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        32          29          36
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        34          36          38
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    36
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        35          36          37
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    41    43        43          43          44
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          34          35
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          34          35
Poplar 13NE   2085    36    35        34          35          44
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    42    42        41          41          44
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    36    39        39          38          43
Utica 11SW    5070    39    40        40          40          40
W Yellowstone 6700          33        33          35          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        32          34          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          34          36

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    45                      47
ALZADA DOT    4327    44                      44
ARROW CREEK   3956    45                      48
AVON NORTH    5085    29                      29
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    46                      45
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    57                      57
Boulder PASS  5600    32                      44
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    33                      45
Bozeman PASS  5748    42                      44
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    42                      48
COMERSTOWN    2099    34                      31
COW CREEK     2500    38                      41
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    34                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    26                      39
DEARBORN      3500    43                      48
Denton DOT    3557    39                      46
E Livingston  4555    41                      50
Ekalaka DOT   3687    44                      43
ESSEX DOT     3875    36                      32
GARRISON DOT  4327    34                      42
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    28                      32
Geyser DOT    4138    37                      46
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    41                      45
GREENOUGH HL  4070    31                      39
HAYS DOT      3697    35                      41
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    31                      40
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    40                      45
Hysham HILLS  3549    47                      47
Ingomar DOT   3018    43                      45
INVERNESS     3300    32                       M
Judith Gap    4677    36                      44
KARST DOT     5698    36                      40
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    37                      41
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    36                      46
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    32                      41
MACDONALD PSS 6320    26                      34
Malta SOUTH   3122    38                      47
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    36                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    34                      43
MONIDA PASS   6824    35                      37
NAVAHO DOT    2570    32                      32
NINEMILE DOT  4301    36                      41
NORRIS HILL   5695    37                      39
PENDRoy DOT   4199    32                      41
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    32                      33
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    42                      48
Rogers Pass   5406    30                      38
ROSCOE HILL   5337    41                      44
Saco DOT      2177    36                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040    39                      41
SIOUX PASS    2480    40                      37
Swan Lake     3567    34                      40
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    48                      50
SWEET GRASS   3690    30                      37
Trout Creek   2384    37                      42
TWO MEDICINE  4920    32                      38
US2 STATELINE 2099    38                      32
Yaak HILL     2201    53                      44
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    48                      48

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                2     8
GREAT FALLS            0     0

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          10          39
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   28          41          45
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     8        6           4           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    32    36       32          38          27
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    20    26       32          28          19
Jordan SCAN   2820    26    32       33          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400          12       13          25          23
Lakeview 15NW 7800          23       13          15          11
Lincoln 11SE  7020          26       29          18          11
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           8       14           0          31
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    28    30       30          12           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       37          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          20       30          28          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   270        8         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    23    32       39          13          10
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    24    27       30           5           6
Utica 11SW    5070    10    17       10          11           7
W Yellowstone 6700          16        6           5         118
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           8       12          11          22

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               24         26    82    48
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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