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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 PM MST THU FEB 23 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    30    31        29          33
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    33          34          35
Brusett 4SE   2643    32    32        31          32          31
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          34
Cooke City NR 8700          32        31          32           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    32    32        37          31          34
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          36   36         37          37
HAVRE SCAN    2710    32    32        32          33          34
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    32        32          32           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        32          28          34
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          32        32          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    32    32        32          34          36
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        34          35           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    32    32        33          34          35
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        32          33          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          31        31          32          33
Poplar 13NE   2085    31    31        32          31          35
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    32    32        32          33          35
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    33    32        32          32          33
Utica 11SW    5070    32    31        31          32          32
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          34          35
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          31        31          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    32                      34
ALZADA DOT    4327    29                      36
ARROW CREEK   3956    35                      39
AVON NORTH    5085    37                      37
BEARSMOUTH    3901    40                      34
BEAVER HILL   2551    33                      32
Biddle DOT    3418    32                      35
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    32                      32
Boulder PASS  5600    31                      32
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    29                      33
Bozeman PASS  5748    29                      33
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    30                      32
COMERSTOWN    2099    36                      90
COW CREEK     2500    30                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    32                      30
DEEP CREEK    5870    27                      32
DEARBORN      3500    30                      35
Denton DOT    3557    34                      32
E Livingston  4555    32                      39
Ekalaka DOT   3687    28                      33
ESSEX DOT     3875    36                      30
GARRISON DOT  4327    35                      34
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    32                      32
Geyser DOT    4138    30                      32
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    30                      33
GREENOUGH HL  4070    39                      33
HAYS DOT      3697    32                      32
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    32                      33
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    33                      37
Ingomar DOT   3018    32                      32
INVERNESS     3300    32                       M
Judith Gap    4677    31                      32
KARST DOT     5698    32                      32
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    29                      31
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    35                      33
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    35                      31
MACDONALD PSS 6320    32                      31
Malta SOUTH   3122    35                      33
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    33                      32
MONARCH CANYN 5218    30                      32
MONIDA PASS   6824    21                      31
NAVAHO DOT    2570    28                      32
NINEMILE DOT  4301    40                      32
NORRIS HILL   5695    33                      32
PENDRoy DOT   4199    35                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    30                      31
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    32                      34
Rogers Pass   5406    26                      30
ROSCOE HILL   5337    31                      34
Saco DOT      2177    35                      34
SIEBEN DOT    4040    33                      32
SIOUX PASS    2480    30                      33
Swan Lake     3567    39                      32
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    35                      36
SWEET GRASS   3690    34                      32
Trout Creek   2384    37                      32
TWO MEDICINE  4920    33                      32
US2 STATELINE 2099    30                      32
Yaak HILL     2201    42                      33
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    35                      40

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                5    34
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          23       31          10          14
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   16          40          33
Brusett 4SE   2643    22    22        8           5           7
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       35          38          41
Conrad SCAN   3706    37    25       24          27          36
Cooke City NR 8700           8        0           6           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               24
HAVRE SCAN    2710    40    29       34          31          23
Jordan SCAN   2820    32    33       27          25          14
Lakeview NEAR 7400           9        9          34          26
Lakeview 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
Lincoln 11SE  7020          19       19          17           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    17    17       18          14          11
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER  4900                   12
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           8
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    29    28       29          16          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          35       35          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          20       22          28          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    24   178       21         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    34       30          37           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    47    51       28           5           4
Utica 11SW    5070    10    13        8          11           7
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          21       22          25          30
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           2        4           3          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   3775               19         21    17    37
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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