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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SUN APR 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        33          34          35
Bozeman EXPST 4774    45    46        46          46
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    36          36          36
Brusett 4SE   2643    43    45        46          47          46
CAMERON 15SW  8800          32        32          32          33
Cooke City NR 8700          32        32          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    44    46        52          41          41
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          47   49         49          48
HAVRE SCAN    2710    46    47        47          44          42
Jordan SCAN   2820    47    50        50          47           M
Lakeview NR   7400          32        32          28          33
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        33          33          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          32        33          34
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    47    48        48          47          45
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        33          34           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    34
MAXVILLE NR   7210          33        34          34          35
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    45    46        47          45          44
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    45    47        47          46          45
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    46    47        46          44          42
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    46    49        49          46          43
Utica 11SW    5070    44    46        46          45          43
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        32          33          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        32          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    45                      52
ALZADA DOT    4327    44                      57
ARROW CREEK   3956    46                      56
AVON NORTH    5085    42                      42
BEARSMOUTH    3901    49                      56
BEAVER HILL   2551    39                      55
Biddle DOT    3418    44                      54
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    35                      33
Boulder PASS  5600    46                      53
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    44                      54
Bozeman PASS  5748    43                      53
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    46                      51
COMERSTOWN    2099     M                       M
COW CREEK     2500    41                      53
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030    52                      53
DEEP CREEK    5870    35                      48
DEARBORN      3500    49                      56
Denton DOT    3557    45                      55
E Livingston  4555    45                      55
Ekalaka DOT   3687    43                      55
ESSEX DOT     3875    44                      53
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    41                      46
Geyser DOT    4138    43                      51
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    45                      57
GREENOUGH HL  4070    47                      54
HAYS DOT      3697    46                      48
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    44                      53
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    49                      58
Ingomar DOT   3018    46                      55
INVERNESS     3300    44                       M
Judith Gap    4677    44                      53
KARST DOT     5698    42                      50
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    44                      50
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    48                      54
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    40                      49
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    44                      54
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    79                      53
MONARCH CANYN 5218    43                      61
MONIDA PASS   6824    40                      46
NAVAHO DOT    2570    69                      50
NINEMILE DOT  4301    50                      54
NORRIS HILL   5695    43                      45
PENDRoy DOT   4199    43                      48
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    40                      46
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    44                      54
Rogers Pass   5406    42                      50
ROSCOE HILL   5337    47                      53
Saco DOT      2177    41                      42
SIEBEN DOT    4040    45                      53
SIOUX PASS    2480    37                      50
Swan Lake     3567    45                      53
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    48                      58
SWEET GRASS   3690    44                      50
Trout Creek   2384    47                      55
TWO MEDICINE  4920    41                      48
US2 STATELINE 2099    76                      50
Yaak HILL     2201    48                      57
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    47                      58

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          25       32          12          39
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   40          50          49
Brusett 4SE   2643    14    18       14           6          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       38          38          41
Conrad SCAN   3706    33    37       32          38          37
Cooke City NR 8700          14        0           6           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               26
HAVRE SCAN    2710    14    22       31          31          25
Jordan SCAN   2820    23    30       35          36          16
Lakeview NEAR 7400          32       17          38          34
Lakeview 15NW 7800         142      138         143          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          26       28          25         140
LINDSAY SCAN  2860    17    15       19          13          17
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       40          34
MANY GLACIER  4900                   14
MAXVILLE NR   7210           8       15           0          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    25    29       32          23          12
MT LOCKHART   6400          38       37          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          25       24          28          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    12   205       15         351          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    32       41          46           7
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    27    34       35           7           4
Utica 11SW    5070    10    17       11          12           8
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150          24       24          26          31
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           4        6          14          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               14         18    15    26
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
.END




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