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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Fri Jul 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          61        59          55          51
Bozeman EXPST 4774    69    70        72          70
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    52          50          47
Brusett 4SE   2643    68    70        72          73          72
CAMERON 15SW  8800          54        52          50          46
Cooke City NR 8700          49        48          44           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    74    77        80          70          66
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    48
GREAT FALLS   3776          71   76         75          74
HAVRE SCAN    2710    75    76        75          69          63
Jordan SCAN   2820    74    79        80          76           M
Lakeview NR   7400          54        54          48          49
Lakeview 15NW 7800          54        57          54          52
Lincoln 11SE  7020          56        54          52
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    93    94        96          97          98
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        51          47           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    55
MAXVILLE NR   7210          56        56          52          49
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    70    74        75          69          65
MT LOCKHART   6400          50        48          45          41
Neihart 12SE  8100          62        60          54          48
Poplar 13NE   2085    76    78        79          76          71
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    72        71          66          59
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    74    81        82          76          68
Utica 11SW    5070    65    68        68          66          64
W Yellowstone 6700          80        65          65          53
W YELLOWST SO 8150          54        54          50          45
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    67                      82
ALZADA DOT    4327    64                      82
ARROW CREEK   3956    71                      89
AVON NORTH    5085    61                      61
BEARSMOUTH    3901    65                      87
BEAVER HILL   2551   107                      84
Biddle DOT    3418    71                      86
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    55                      55
Boulder PASS  5600    64                      83
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    68                      89
Bozeman PASS  5748    59                      80
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    72                      85
COMERSTOWN    2099    66                      80
COW CREEK     2500    67                      87
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    63                      87
DEEP CREEK    5870    58                      85
DEARBORN      3500    68                      89
Denton DOT    3557    71                      88
E Livingston  4555    65                      82
Ekalaka DOT   3687    63                      82
ESSEX DOT     3875    63                      17
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    57                      75
Geyser DOT    4138    68                      85
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    65                      88
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697    66                      83
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    65                      87
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    66                      86
Hysham HILLS  3549    71                      89
Ingomar DOT   3018    71                      89
INVERNESS     3300    73                       M
Judith Gap    4677    67                      83
KARST DOT     5698    53                      71
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    68                      84
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    74                      90
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    61                      84
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    70                      88
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    64                      82
MONARCH CANYN 5218    68                      89
MONIDA PASS   6824    51                      69
NAVAHO DOT    2570    59                      81
NINEMILE DOT  4301    64                      89
NORRIS HILL   5695    59                      65
PENDRoy DOT   4199    68                      86
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    52                      68
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    71                      82
Rogers Pass   5406    64                      83
ROSCOE HILL   5337    66                      80
Saco DOT      2177    71                      61
SIEBEN DOT    4040    70                      87
SIOUX PASS    2480    66                      84
Swan Lake     3567    63                      87
SWEENEY CREEK 2598     M                       M
SWEET GRASS   3690    69                      87
Trout Creek   2384    64                      90
TWO MEDICINE  4920    62                      81
US2 STATELINE 2099    65                      81
Yaak HILL     2201    71                      90
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    73                      87

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           8
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    6          28          36
Brusett 4SE   2643     8     9        9           5           9
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       29          40          41
Conrad SCAN   3706     9    22       33          40          42
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0          10           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     4    12       24          20          21
Jordan SCAN   2820     5    15       25          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400           5        1          22          12
Lakeview 15NW 7800           5        2          19          15
Lincoln 11SE  7020          12        5          11           5
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    16    17       17          17          18
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        6          47
MANY GLACIER  4900                    2
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           7
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256     5    17       20          14           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       27          45
Neihart 12SE  8100          18       20          29          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     5   371       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775     5    14       24          20           9
Tiber Dam SCN 3225     6    18       19          10           8
Utica 11SW    5070     5    12        9          11           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          16       19          24          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           7          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    89
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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