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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Thu Jul 27 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          64        60          55          51
Bozeman EXPST 4774    69    70        72          70
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    77    79        76          79          75
CAMERON 15SW  8800          53        51          50          46
Cooke City NR 8700          50        48          43           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    74    78        80          70          66
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    47
GREAT FALLS   3776          74   76         75          74
HAVRE SCAN    2710    77    77        76          69          63
Jordan SCAN   2820    75    80        81          76           M
Lakeview NR   7400          56        56          48          49
Lakeview 15NW 7800          55        58          55          52
Lincoln 11SE  7020          56        53          51
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   333   491        82          80          65
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        50          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    55
MAXVILLE NR   7210          57        57          52          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    71    74        75          69          65
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        47          45          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          61        60          53          48
Poplar 13NE   2085    80    81        81          76          71
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    70    71        70          66          59
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    76    82        83          76          68
Utica 11SW    5070    67    70        69          66          63
W Yellowstone 6700          80        65          66          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          56        54          50          44
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          56        55          50          46

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    72                      83
ALZADA DOT    4327    72                      88
ARROW CREEK   3956    75                      88
AVON NORTH    5085    70                      70
BEARSMOUTH    3901    73                      86
BEAVER HILL   2551   107                      84
Biddle DOT    3418    75                      87
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    54                      53
Boulder PASS  5600    67                      82
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    75                      90
Bozeman PASS  5748    58                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    77                      85
COMERSTOWN    2099    69                      83
COW CREEK     2500    74                      90
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    66                      86
DEEP CREEK    5870    61                      86
DEARBORN      3500    75                      89
Denton DOT    3557    71                      88
E Livingston  4555    64                      80
Ekalaka DOT   3687    70                      86
ESSEX DOT     3875    65                      86
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    62                      76
Geyser DOT    4138    72                      85
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    74                      91
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    71                      83
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    72                      86
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    76                      89
Hysham HILLS  3549    79                      88
Ingomar DOT   3018    82                      90
INVERNESS     3300    70                       M
Judith Gap    4677    67                      82
KARST DOT     5698    54                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    72                      85
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    76                      90
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    63                      84
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    73                      88
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    72                      86
MONARCH CANYN 5218    71                      89
MONIDA PASS   6824    54                      72
NAVAHO DOT    2570    66                      85
NINEMILE DOT  4301    69                      90
NORRIS HILL   5695    61                      65
PENDRoy DOT   4199    72                      86
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    54                      69
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    65                      81
Rogers Pass   5406    68                      86
ROSCOE HILL   5337    68                      80
Saco DOT      2177    73                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    72                      90
SIOUX PASS    2480    70                      87
Swan Lake     3567    64                      88
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690    71                      85
Trout Creek   2384    67                      91
TWO MEDICINE  4920    61                      81
US2 STATELINE 2099    74                      88
Yaak HILL     2201    72                      91
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    76                      86

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           0        0           0           7
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    6          28          36
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       29          40          41
Conrad SCAN   3706     9    23       33          40          42
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0           9           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     4    13       24          20          21
Jordan SCAN   2820     5    16       25          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400           4        1          21          11
Lakeview 15NW 7800           6        3          18          16
Lincoln 11SE  7020          13        6          11           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    11     7        8           0          12
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        6          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           8
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     6    17       20          14           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       27          45
Neihart 12SE  8100          18       21          29          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   356       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     5    14       24          20           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     6    17       19          11           8
Utica 11SW    5070     5    12        8          11           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M      122           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       20          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           8          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   3776              200        200   200    87
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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