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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Tue Jun 27 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          62        54          51          46
Bozeman EXPST 4774    67    68        67          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    47          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    78    76        68          70          65
CAMERON 15SW  8800          53        49          46          40
Cooke City NR 8700          44        39          35           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    95    80        76          63          58
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          80   73         70          67
HAVRE SCAN    2710    78    70        66          60          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    78    76        73          68           M
Lakeview NR   7400          56        52          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          59        56          52          48
Lincoln 11SE  7020          52        48          46
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    77    74        68          64          59
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        47          44           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    50
MAXVILLE NR   7210          53        50          46          44
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    74    70        66          61          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          47        44          40          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          53        50          44          39
Poplar 13NE   2085    78    74        71          66          62
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    67    66        60          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    99    79        75          67          60
Utica 11SW    5070    71    67        62          60          57
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          47        37          34          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          50        49          44          40

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    81                      77
ALZADA DOT    4327    99                      79
ARROW CREEK   3956    90                      82
AVON NORTH    5085   110                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   107                      80
BEAVER HILL   2551    98                      82
Biddle DOT    3418    93                      92
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    68                      68
Boulder PASS  5600   110                      78
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   112                      82
Bozeman PASS  5748    66                      77
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    90                      77
COMERSTOWN    2099    88                      72
COW CREEK     2500   100                      79
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   102                      82
DEEP CREEK    5870    87                      74
DEARBORN      3500   106                      80
Denton DOT    3557   102                      78
E Livingston  4555    84                      78
Ekalaka DOT   3687    97                      75
ESSEX DOT     3875    89                      77
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    91                      73
Geyser DOT    4138   102                      77
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    88                      80
GREENOUGH HL  4070    93                      81
HAYS DOT      3697    93                      71
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   107                      78
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549    71                      81
Ingomar DOT   3018    80                      80
INVERNESS     3300   103                       M
Judith Gap    4677    99                      78
KARST DOT     5698    84                      71
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    82                      75
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   116                      79
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   100                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    93                      77
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    98                      76
MONARCH CANYN 5218   101                      83
MONIDA PASS   6824    98                      74
NAVAHO DOT    2570    79                      74
NINEMILE DOT  4301   111                      83
NORRIS HILL   5695    76                      81
PENDRoy DOT   4199   109                      82
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    65                      79
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   100                      78
Rogers Pass   5406   114                      90
ROSCOE HILL   5337    93                      76
Saco DOT      2177   101                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040   103                      79
SIOUX PASS    2480    99                      75
Swan Lake     3567    93                      81
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    80                      82
SWEET GRASS   3690   110                      77
Trout Creek   2384   118                      84
TWO MEDICINE  4920    83                      72
US2 STATELINE 2099    89                      76
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    90                      82

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          13       23           9          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   13          39          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    10    11        9           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          42          56
Conrad SCAN   3706    13    29       33          40          39
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          30           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       24          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     7    18       26          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          15       11          32          20
Lakeview 15NW 7800          19       13          31          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       22          21          10
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     5     6        8           5          13
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          44
MANY GLACIER  4900                    6
MAXVILLE NR   7210           2        8           0          22
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    10    19       22          16           9
MT LOCKHART   6400          34       36          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          34       36          31          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   364       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    10    17       33          33          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    10    20       21          11           7
Utica 11SW    5070     7    15       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32       27          29          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          10       11          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               89         79    52    43
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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