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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Sat May 26 2018


... 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          51        47          42          38
Bozeman EXPST 4774    58    59        57          54
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    43          41          38
Brusett 4SE   2643    62    64        62          64          60
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        32          33          34
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    64    65        68          56          51
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    30
GREAT FALLS   3776          60   61         61          60
HAVRE SCAN    2710    60    61        59          53          48
Jordan SCAN   2820    60    63        63          58           M
Lakeview NR   7400          50        47          36          37
Lakeview 15NW 7800          32        33          34          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          32        32          33
LINDSAY SCAN  2680   -148   -148       -148         -148         -148
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        40          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    45
MAXVILLE NR   7210          45        44          40          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    57    59        58          53          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    61    62        62          57          51
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    56    58        59          55          50
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    63    66        65          58          52
Utica 11SW    5070    55    57        55          53          50
W Yellowstone 6700          57        56          48          43
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33        31          32          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          32        33          32          33

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    63                      73
ALZADA DOT    4327    63                      76
ARROW CREEK   3956    66                      74
AVON NORTH    5085    51                      51
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418    65                      78
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    81                      81
Boulder PASS  5600    49                      69
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    57                      71
Bozeman PASS  5748    53                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    65                      73
COMERSTOWN    2099    62                      68
COW CREEK     2500    63                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030     M                       M
DEEP CREEK    5870    47                      66
DEARBORN      3500    60                      73
Denton DOT    3557    60                      70
E Livingston  4555    55                      70
Ekalaka DOT   3687    63                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    60                      71
GARRISON DOT  4327    52                      71
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    45                      60
Geyser DOT    4138    57                      68
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    64                      75
GREENOUGH HL  4070    57                      73
HAYS DOT      3697    62                      64
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    54                      69
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    62                      73
Hysham HILLS  3549    68                      71
Ingomar DOT   3018    69                      72
INVERNESS     3300    63                       M
Judith Gap    4677    59                      69
KARST DOT     5698    48                      62
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    58                      65
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    64                      69
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    55                      67
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122    66                      72
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    62                      71
MONARCH CANYN 5218    55                      77
MONIDA PASS   6824    48                      62
NAVAHO DOT    2570    53                      69
NINEMILE DOT  4301    58                      75
NORRIS HILL   5695    72                      73
PENDRoy DOT   4199    64                      72
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    47                      59
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    59                      71
Rogers Pass   5406    56                      69
ROSCOE HILL   5337    62                      68
Saco DOT      2177    63                      52
SIEBEN DOT    4040    57                      73
SIOUX PASS    2480    56                      71
Swan Lake     3567    58                      71
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    64                      77
SWEET GRASS   3690    66                      73
Trout Creek   2384    64                      78
TWO MEDICINE  4920    59                      67
US2 STATELINE 2099    66                      72
Yaak HILL     2201    67                      77
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    64                      73

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            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          22       30          10          14
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   27          55          53
Brusett 4SE   2643    10    11       11           5          13
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       51          48          56
Conrad SCAN   3706    18    31       33          39          26
Cooke City NR 8700          36        0          41           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710     9    14       26          32          29
Jordan SCAN   2820    16    25       31          35          15
Lakeview NEAR 7400          28       16          37          28
Lakeview 15NW 7800         138      136         138         139
Lincoln 11SE  7020          31       30          28          14
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          15       17           0          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    28    32       35          27          18
MT LOCKHART   6400          33       37          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          39       38          32          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    11   287       14         -486          12
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    33       43          50           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    17    28       36          28          20
Utica 11SW    5070    13    21       13          15          12
W Yellowstone 6700          20        7           6           1
W YELLOWST SO 8150          33       31          32          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          20       22          18          26

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               21         23    18    28
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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