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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Fri Nov 17 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    35        36          39
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    36          37          39
Brusett 4SE   2643    26    28        33          32          34
CAMERON 15SW  8800          34        34          35          37
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    34    35        38          37          44
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          35   38         39          41
HAVRE SCAN    2710    33    34        36          40          44
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    33        34          38           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        33          30          36
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        35          36          39
Lincoln 11SE  7020          33        33          36
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        36          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    37
MAXVILLE NR   7210          34        35          37          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    35        37          42          45
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        34          35          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          34          35
Poplar 13NE   2085    27    30        32          37          46
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    35    36        37          40          46
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    31    33        34          38          44
Utica 11SW    5070    33    34        36          39          40
W Yellowstone 6700          33        33          34          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32        32          35          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    35                      42
ALZADA DOT    4327    35                      41
ARROW CREEK   3956    37                      44
AVON NORTH    5085    21                      21
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    36                      39
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    26                      26
Boulder PASS  5600    24                      33
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    28                      37
Bozeman PASS  5748    28                      37
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    34                      41
COMERSTOWN    2099    13                      30
COW CREEK     2500    23                      37
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    32                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    22                      32
DEARBORN      3500    30                      40
Denton DOT    3557    26                      39
E Livingston  4555    32                      43
Ekalaka DOT   3687    33                      38
ESSEX DOT     3875    32                      30
GARRISON DOT  4327    28                      37
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    26                      33
Geyser DOT    4138    24                      37
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    31                      39
GREENOUGH HL  4070    29                      35
HAYS DOT      3697    25                      37
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    30                      37
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    31                      37
Hysham HILLS  3549    37                      44
Ingomar DOT   3018    36                      39
INVERNESS     3300    19                       M
Judith Gap    4677    26                      33
KARST DOT     5698    28                      36
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    26                      34
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    26                      42
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    30                      37
MACDONALD PSS 6320    23                      32
Malta SOUTH   3122    27                      36
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    16                      30
MONARCH CANYN 5218    27                      35
MONIDA PASS   6824    26                      35
NAVAHO DOT    2570    12                      31
NINEMILE DOT  4301    28                      36
NORRIS HILL   5695    28                      32
PENDRoy DOT   4199    28                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    29                      32
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    31                      37
Rogers Pass   5406    26                      31
ROSCOE HILL   5337    32                      39
Saco DOT      2177    17                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    25                      37
SIOUX PASS    2480    19                      35
Swan Lake     3567    32                      36
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    36                      41
SWEET GRASS   3690    31                      30
Trout Creek   2384    33                      39
TWO MEDICINE  4920    27                      33
US2 STATELINE 2099    20                      33
Yaak HILL     2201    34                      39
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    38                      43

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     5
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          19       29           7           9
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   18          36          32
Brusett 4SE   2643     7     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    29    32       31          37          27
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    19    25       31          29          19
Jordan SCAN   2820    22    30       32          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400          12       13          24          24
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       13          15          11
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       24          18           7
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        7           0          10
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    26    29       30          10           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       31          35
Neihart 12SE  8100          20       31          28          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   280        8         -486          12
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    34       41          15           9
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    14    26       30           4           6
Utica 11SW    5070    10    17       10          10           7
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          19       21          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           9       11          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               19         22   158    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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