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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Sat Sep 23 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          40        40          44          46
Bozeman EXPST 4774    45    49        50          56
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    44          46          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    53    51        52          52          53
CAMERON 15SW  8800          38        39          41          45
Cooke City NR 8700          37        39          41           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    59    54        55          53          59
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    36
GREAT FALLS   3776          58   56         54          54
HAVRE SCAN    2710    57    55        54          57          59
Jordan SCAN   2820    55    55        54          60           M
Lakeview NR   7400          37        39          38          46
Lakeview 15NW 7800          42        42          44          48
Lincoln 11SE  7020          37        39          42
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    52    52        52          56          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        40          42           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    45
MAXVILLE NR   7210          37        40          43          45
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    55    52        51          56          59
MT LOCKHART   6400          38        38          40          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          36        38          43          45
Poplar 13NE   2085    53    53        54          59          65
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    53    52        50          55          58
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    62    56        54          58          62
Utica 11SW    5070    51    49        48          51          52
W Yellowstone 6700          64        43          47          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          36        37          42          45
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          37        39          41          44

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    46                      53
ALZADA DOT    4327    48                      61
ARROW CREEK   3956    49                      59
AVON NORTH    5085    55                      55
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    49                      57
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    54                      53
Boulder PASS  5600     M                       M
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    66                      54
Bozeman PASS  5748    62                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    51                      54
COMERSTOWN    2099    57                      55
COW CREEK     2500    55                      59
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    58                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    54                      49
DEARBORN      3500    56                      56
Denton DOT    3557    67                      57
E Livingston  4555    60                      55
Ekalaka DOT   3687    46                      59
ESSEX DOT     3875    51                      54
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    54                      48
Geyser DOT    4138    57                      54
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    46                      59
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    52                      57
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    60                      55
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    51                      55
Hysham HILLS  3549    55                      61
Ingomar DOT   3018    55                      57
INVERNESS     3300    66                       M
Judith Gap    4677    56                      51
KARST DOT     5698    55                      50
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    53                      53
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    68                      66
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    50                      53
MACDONALD PSS 6320    49                      47
Malta SOUTH   3122    59                      58
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    57                      54
MONARCH CANYN 5218    57                      53
MONIDA PASS   6824    52                      48
NAVAHO DOT    2570    49                      55
NINEMILE DOT  4301    56                      57
NORRIS HILL   5695    57                      59
PENDRoy DOT   4199    64                      54
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    63                      49
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    56                      55
Rogers Pass   5406    53                      49
ROSCOE HILL   5337    57                      53
Saco DOT      2177    57                      56
SIEBEN DOT    4040    57                      59
SIOUX PASS    2480    52                      59
Swan Lake     3567    60                      58
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690    58                      55
Trout Creek   2384    63                      59
TWO MEDICINE  4920    64                      50
US2 STATELINE 2099    52                      59
Yaak HILL     2201    53                      60
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    51                      57

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            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          13       26           0           4
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   21          38          31
Brusett 4SE   2643    13     9        7           4           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       40          28          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    26    31       32          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          10        0           3           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    17    23       21          18          20
Jordan SCAN   2820    30    35       36          19          17
Lakeview NEAR 7400          10        6          18           9
Lakeview 15NW 7800          28       14          14          12
Lincoln 11SE  7020          16       21           7           4
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    15    14       14           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        2          42
MANY GLACIER  4900                    1
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0          10
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    32       33          11           8
MT LOCKHART   6400           7       22          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          34       35          24          31
Poplar 13NE   2085    15   337        9         -486          12
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    23    33       40          18          10
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    21    23       14           8           8
Utica 11SW    5070    12    20       11          10           7
W Yellowstone 6700         125       11           5         118
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       24          24          28
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           5        3           4          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               47        200   200    66
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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