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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST Tue Nov 21 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    23    26        32          32          33
CAMERON 15SW  8800          34        34          35          37
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    33    35        38          37          43
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          35   38         39          41
HAVRE SCAN    2710    33    34        36          40          43
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    33        34          37           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        32          29          36
Lakeview 15NW 7800          33        34          36          38
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          36          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    33    35        36          41          44
MT LOCKHART   6400          34        33          35          36
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        32          34          35
Poplar 13NE   2085    25    28        31          36          45
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    35    35        36          39          45
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    31    33        33          38          43
Utica 11SW    5070    33    34        36          38          39
W Yellowstone 6700          33        33          35          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    30                      41
ALZADA DOT    4327    29                      41
ARROW CREEK   3956    31                      43
AVON NORTH    5085    28                      28
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    32                      39
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    25                      25
Boulder PASS  5600    28                      35
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    29                      39
Bozeman PASS  5748    28                      36
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    30                      39
COMERSTOWN    2099     3                      30
COW CREEK     2500    11                      36
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    33                      14
DEEP CREEK    5870    21                      32
DEARBORN      3500    29                      42
Denton DOT    3557    32                      39
E Livingston  4555    33                      43
Ekalaka DOT   3687    26                      39
ESSEX DOT     3875    28                      30
GARRISON DOT  4327    28                      37
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    24                      32
Geyser DOT    4138    26                      39
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    19                      39
GREENOUGH HL  4070    28                      34
HAYS DOT      3697    26                      37
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    32                      37
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    22                      38
Hysham HILLS  3549    32                      44
Ingomar DOT   3018    28                      40
INVERNESS     3300    21                       M
Judith Gap    4677    28                      35
KARST DOT     5698    31                      34
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    28                      35
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    26                      43
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    28                      36
MACDONALD PSS 6320    26                      32
Malta SOUTH   3122    23                      39
MCDONALDS DOT 2401     5                      30
MONARCH CANYN 5218    28                      36
MONIDA PASS   6824    26                      32
NAVAHO DOT    2570     1                      31
NINEMILE DOT  4301    33                      35
NORRIS HILL   5695    27                      31
PENDRoy DOT   4199    25                      33
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    29                      31
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    31                      16
Rogers Pass   5406    27                      32
ROSCOE HILL   5337    32                      39
Saco DOT      2177    11                      41
SIEBEN DOT    4040    32                      36
SIOUX PASS    2480     7                      35
Swan Lake     3567    30                      35
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    28                      42
SWEET GRASS   3690    22                      32
Trout Creek   2384    36                      38
TWO MEDICINE  4920    20                      32
US2 STATELINE 2099    10                      32
Yaak HILL     2201    37                      40
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    32                      44

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     8
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          19       29           7           9
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   18          36          32
Brusett 4SE   2643     7     8        6           4           5
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       39          38          40
Conrad SCAN   3706    30    34       31          37          28
Cooke City NR 8700          16        0           8           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    19    25       30          29          18
Jordan SCAN   2820    18    30       32          17          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400          10       14          24          23
Lakeview 15NW 7800          22       13          15          11
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       23          18           8
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                    7
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        7           0          11
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    26    28       30          10           7
MT LOCKHART   6400          10       31          35
Neihart 12SE  8100          20       31          28          31
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   301        8         -486          13
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    23    32       38          13           9
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    14    26       30           5           6
Utica 11SW    5070    10    16       10          10           7
W Yellowstone 6700          16        6           5         118
W YELLOWST SO 8150          20       21          24          29
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           9       11          10          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               25         26   109    49
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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