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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Tue Jan 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          33        34          35          36
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774    27    28        29          32
BOZEMAN 12SE  6860                    33          34          36
BRUSETT 4SE   2643    23    22        25          25          26
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
COOKE CITY NR 8700          30        31          33           M
CONRAD SCAN   3706    26    26        29          29          35
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          31   32         33          34
HAVRE SCAN    2710    29    29        30          32          35
JORDAN SCAN   2820    29    30        30          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    25    25        26          30          35
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        35          36           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          32        33          34          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    28    28        29          32          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
NEIHART 12SE  8100          30        31          32          33
POPLAR 13NE   2085    20    21        22          26          36
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    25        28          33          37
TIBER DAM SCN 3225    19    20        20          24          31
UTICA 11SW    5070    27    27        28          30          31
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          36
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          30        30          31          34

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    23                      26
ALZADA DOT    4327     8                      21
ARROW CREEK   3956    16                      25
AVON NORTH    5085     5                      50
BEARSMOUTH    3901    -1                      13
BEAVER HILL   2551    15                      19
BIDDLE DOT    3418     7                      14
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    14                      10
BOULDER PASS  5600    17                      23
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    25                      23
BOZEMAN PASS  5748    14                      22
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    20                      26
COMERSTOWN    2099    13                       M
COW CREEK     2500    15                      20
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    10                      20
DEEP CREEK    5870    14                      19
DEARBORN      3500    30                      22
DENTON DOT    3557    21                      23
E LIVINGSTON  4555    27                      28
EKALAKA DOT   3687     M                       M
ESSEX DOT     3875     7                      11
GARRISON DOT  4327     0                      15
GEORGETOWN LK 6339     7                      17
GEYSER DOT    4138    29                      26
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    14                      24
GREENOUGH HL  4070     4                      16
HAYS DOT      3697    25                      25
HELMVILLE DOT 4199     3                      18
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    15                      22
HYSHAM HILLS  3549    21                      27
INGOMAR DOT   3018    12                      18
INVERNESS     3300    23                       M
JUDITH GAP    4677    21                      23
KARST DOT     5698     8                      19
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622    23                      19
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
LOMA DOT      2557    23                      24
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    15                      21
MACDONALD PSS 6320    13                      19
MALTA SOUTH   3122    36                      26
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    12                      17
MONARCH CANYN 5218    28                      24
MONIDA PASS   6824     5                      15
NAVAHO DOT    2570    13                      20
NINEMILE DOT  4301    -2                      16
NORRIS HILL   5695    17                      17
PENDROY DOT   4199    28                      27
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778     5                      12
REEDPOINT DOT 3890     6                      20
ROGERS PASS   5406    20                      20
ROSCOE HILL   5337    18                      24
SACO DOT      2177    10                      35
SIEBEN DOT    4040    11                      20
SIOUX PASS    2480    13                      20
SWAN LAKE     3567     6                      18
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     8                      18
SWEET GRASS   3690    32                      24
TROUT CREEK   2384    11                      17
TWO MEDICINE  4920    34                      24
US2 STATELINE 2099    10                      15
YAAK HILL     2201    22                      23
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    21                      24

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    42
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     7     8        6           4           6
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       36          38          41
CONRAD SCAN   3706    15    19       19          23          36
COOKE CITY NR 8700           8        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               25
HAVRE SCAN    2710     7    12       22          27          22
JORDAN SCAN   2820     9    17       23          28          15
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400           8        6          35          26
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
LINCOLN 11SE  7020          16       19          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     4        0           4          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          36
MANY GLACIER  4900                    9
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    11    16       19          16           8
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       34          33
NEIHART 12SE  8100          19       22          28          32
POPLAR 13NE   2085     7   256        9         -486          11
SIDNEY SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     7    14       25          38           7
TIBER DAM SCN 3225     9    15       18           6           5
UTICA 11SW    5070     6    10        7          10           7
W YELLOWSTONE 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       21          25          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           0        4           4          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               67         43    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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