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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Wed Jun 28 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          59        52          51          46
Bozeman EXPST 4774    67    68        67          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    47          46          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    71    71        67          69          65
CAMERON 15SW  8800          51        48          46          40
Cooke City NR 8700          42        38          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    92    76        74          63          58
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    33
GREAT FALLS   3776          82   74         70          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    77    68        65          61          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    81    73        70          68           M
Lakeview NR   7400          54        52          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          58        54          51          48
Lincoln 11SE  7020          50        47          46
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    75    72        66          64          59
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          44           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          53        50          46          44
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    80    72        65          61          58
MT LOCKHART   6400          46        43          41          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          54        48          45          39
Poplar 13NE   2085    73    72        70          67          63
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    65    64        59          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225   100    76        73          68          61
Utica 11SW    5070    74    68        61          60          57
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          48        37          35          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          50        48          45          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    86                      75
ALZADA DOT    4327    72                      80
ARROW CREEK   3956    75                      80
AVON NORTH    5085    92                      92
BEARSMOUTH    3901   108                      79
BEAVER HILL   2551    80                      83
Biddle DOT    3418    85                      87
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    80                      78
Boulder PASS  5600   107                      77
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    98                      81
Bozeman PASS  5748    75                      74
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    80                      75
COMERSTOWN    2099    92                      75
COW CREEK     2500    79                      78
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   105                      81
DEEP CREEK    5870    84                      72
DEARBORN      3500   101                      80
Denton DOT    3557   105                      77
E Livingston  4555    76                      76
Ekalaka DOT   3687    83                      75
ESSEX DOT     3875    82                      77
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    89                      72
Geyser DOT    4138   104                      75
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    93                      79
GREENOUGH HL  4070   110                      79
HAYS DOT      3697    97                      71
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   110                      78
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    90                      78
Ingomar DOT   3018    90                      78
INVERNESS     3300   104                       M
Judith Gap    4677    94                      77
KARST DOT     5698    69                      68
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    95                      73
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   109                      79
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   101                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   101                      77
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    91                      74
MONARCH CANYN 5218    97                      83
MONIDA PASS   6824    64                      70
NAVAHO DOT    2570    85                      72
NINEMILE DOT  4301   106                      83
NORRIS HILL   5695    86                      84
PENDRoy DOT   4199   104                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    58                      71
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    65                      76
Rogers Pass   5406    94                      85
ROSCOE HILL   5337    63                      74
Saco DOT      2177   103                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040    99                      78
SIOUX PASS    2480    70                      76
Swan Lake     3567    80                      80
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   107                      81
SWEET GRASS   3690   112                      78
Trout Creek   2384   119                      84
TWO MEDICINE  4920    82                      72
US2 STATELINE 2099    77                      76
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    71                      81

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            M     M

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          11       22           9          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   12          39          42
Brusett 4SE   2643     8    10       10           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          41          54
Conrad SCAN   3706    12    28       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          29           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       24          22          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     9    18       25          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          15       10          31          20
Lakeview 15NW 7800          19       12          32          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       21          21           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    19    17        8           5          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       36          44
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        8           0          21
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    10    19       22          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          32       36          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          34       35          31          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   340       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       32          32          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     9    18       20          10           7
Utica 11SW    5070     7    15       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          29       27          29          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       11          15          25

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               95         91    57    44
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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