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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Sun Jun 25 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        50          49          45
Bozeman EXPST 4774    62    65        65          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    46          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    79    74        64          67          62
CAMERON 15SW  8800          53        47          44          39
Cooke City NR 8700          43        37          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    93    75        72          60          57
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          82   73         69          65
HAVRE SCAN    2710    79    68        62          59          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    87    77        71          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          53        51          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          64        56          51          47
Lincoln 11SE  7020          51        45          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    79    73        65          62          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        45          42           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    48
MAXVILLE NR   7210          52        48          45          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    84    73        64          60          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          43        41          40          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          52        45          43          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    77    72        68          64          63
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    71    67        59          57          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225   103    76        71          66          60
Utica 11SW    5070    76    68        60          58          56
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        31          32          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          50        46          43          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   108                      77
ALZADA DOT    4327   104                      77
ARROW CREEK   3956   110                      80
AVON NORTH    5085   117                      12
BEARSMOUTH    3901   113                      78
BEAVER HILL   2551   103                      78
Biddle DOT    3418   111                      96
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   113                      11
Boulder PASS  5600   116                      78
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   115                      79
Bozeman PASS  5748   110                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   115                      73
COMERSTOWN    2099    97                      69
COW CREEK     2500   104                      75
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   122                      79
DEEP CREEK    5870   106                      75
DEARBORN      3500   109                      77
Denton DOT    3557   118                      74
E Livingston  4555   114                      78
Ekalaka DOT   3687   103                      73
ESSEX DOT     3875    98                      74
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   118                      72
Geyser DOT    4138   113                      73
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   102                      78
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697   108                      68
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   117                      76
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549   116                      77
Ingomar DOT   3018   111                      76
INVERNESS     3300   113                       M
Judith Gap    4677   114                      78
KARST DOT     5698   111                      70
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622   107                      71
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   122                      77
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   109                      74
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   114                      74
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    96                      72
MONARCH CANYN 5218   113                      83
MONIDA PASS   6824   118                      75
NAVAHO DOT    2570    89                      70
NINEMILE DOT  4301   105                      80
NORRIS HILL   5695   114                      11
PENDRoy DOT   4199   111                      80
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   114                      85
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   109                      75
Rogers Pass   5406   117                      89
ROSCOE HILL   5337   112                      74
Saco DOT      2177   113                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040   115                      75
SIOUX PASS    2480   100                      71
Swan Lake     3567    92                      79
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   111                      80
SWEET GRASS   3690   114                      75
Trout Creek   2384   127                      82
TWO MEDICINE  4920   105                      69
US2 STATELINE 2099   100                      70
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   107                      79

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          15       25          10          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   14          40          43
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    10        8           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          42          53
Conrad SCAN   3706    15    31       33          39          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          31           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710    11    15       25          22          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    19       26          23          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          18       13          32          21
Lakeview 15NW 7800          23       14          32          36
Lincoln 11SE  7020          21       23          21           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     7        8           5          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       38          42
MANY GLACIER  4900                    8
MAXVILLE NR   7210           3       10           0          22
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    13    20       22          15          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          35       36          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          36       36          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   349       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    18       33          34          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    11    20       21          11           6
Utica 11SW    5070     8    16       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          34       28          30          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       14          14          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               53         54    42    40
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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