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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Thu Jun 4 2020


... 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 /inches/
              Elev  0/2in  4in  6in  8in  12in  20in  30/36 40in
Absarokee W   4599          64        65          58    52
Alberton NR   6150          33        48          34          34
Argenta BLM   6253          61        63          57     M
Battle Ck SD  3229          60        59          53     M
Belfry E BLM  3920          66        67          62    56
Benchland NE  4258          52        51          49    47
Benton Lake W 3710    58    58        58          53    49
Bozeman ExpSt 4774    62    63        63          57
Broadus BLM   3175          69        71          65     M
Broadview E   4018          66        68          62   212
Brusett 4SE   2643    60    62        62          63          61
Butte MBMG MT 5818          62        64          62     M
Capitol BLM   3311          65        65          58     M
Cascade E MDA 3408          60        60          58    53
Charlo Hts MD 3702          62        63          60    56
Cherry Ridge  3028          64        66          60     M
Chinook E MDA 2387          64        68          60    53
Choteau NE    3793          53        53          50    48
Churchill S   4794          58        59          55    51
Clearwater SW 3873          58        59          56    53
Coffee Creek  3727          58        62          58    53
Conrad ARC    3721          55        59          53    50
Conrad SCAN   3706    60    62        69          54          50
Cooke City NR 8700          31        34          37           M
Cooney Resvr  4720          61        60          56     M
Corvallis ARC 3597    59     M        68          63    57
Crow Agency E 3107          67        69          62    56
Dillon NE MDA 5054          59        58          52    48
Edgar E MDA   3495          60        59          56    52
Fort Benton E 3255    49    59        65          60    54
Fort Keogh N  2706           M        69          63     M
Fort Keogh SE 2448          68        71          65     M
Fort Keogh SW 2806          69        72          65     M
Gildford N MD 2791          57        58          54    50
Glasgow W MDA 2117          60        59          53    48
Glendive BLM  2346          65        68          62     M
Great Falls   3776          61   63         63          62
Hardin N MDA  2850          70        71          65    58
Harding CO SD 3230          62         M          55     M
Havre ARC     2711          62        64          60    54
Havre SCAN    2710     M     M         M           M           M
Hogeland SE   3108          57        64          60    53
Hot Spgs NE-L 3418          58        59          56     M
Hot Spgs NE-U 4994          54        54          50    46
Huntley ARC   3038    58     M        68          63    57
Ingomar NE    3098          66        69          64    59
Jordan SCAN   2820    56    60        61          57           M
Kalispell ARC 2949           M        60          56    52
Kidd BLM      6273          58        62          60     M
Lakeview NR   7400          51        50          40          39
Ledger N MDA  3448          62        63          58    53
Lincoln 11SE  7020          46        45          44
Lolo W MBMG   3238    55     M        59          57    53
Loma S        2809          59        60          56    52
Lookout Pass  5140           M        41          39           M
Lubrecht Frst 4099          57        57          54     M
McCartney Mtn 6099          63        66          60     M
MacDonald Pss 6335          49        54          50     M
Malta W MDA   2260          62        61          56    50
Manhattan S   4379          59        61          56    50
Many Glacier  4900                     M
Maxville nr   7210          45        45          42
Melville SE   4709          61        62          58    54
Miles City S  2476          66        66          60    53
Moccasin SCAN 4256    57    60        60          55          51
Moccasin ARC  4255          59        62          57    51
Molt W        4171          62        65          60    54
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          33
Oilmont E MDA 3574          59        62          57    52
Plevna BLM    3039          65        66          60     M
Poplar 13NE   2085    58   -10        61         -10          52
Power S       3718          61        63          59    54
Pumpkin Ck    2743          65        66          61     M
Rapelje N     4197          63        65          60    56
Reed Point NE 4251          60        64          60    55
Reed Point S  4712          59        63          59    53
Roundup NE    3447          64        65          58    54
Roundup NW    3636          64        66          60     M
Roy BLM       3082          67        69          62    57
Scobey N MDA  2407          54        57          52    46
Sidney ARC    2278          60        62          58    52
Terry BLM     2338          61        68          64     M
Three Fks SCN 4775    61    62        61          57          51
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    60    63        64          59          52
Toston SW MDA 4076          64        65          60    56
Twin Bridges  4783          67        66          61    55
Utica 11SW    5070    57    58        58          56          53
Vandalia N    2598          64        64          58     M
Virginia City 7371          55        55          49     M
Warren E BLM  5239          64        70          66     M
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
Whitefish N   3022          52        48          43    40
Zortman E BLM 3085          64        68          64     M

Ground temperature /F/ at the surface and 18 inches deep at MT DOT
sites

Aberdeen Hill 4101    60                      73
Akzada        4327    60                      76
Arrow Creek   3956    62                      77
Avon North    5085    55                      55
Bearsmouth    3901    60                      75
Beaver Hill   2551    60                      75
Biddle        3418    63                      75
Big Hole Pass 7400    54                      54
Boulder Pass  5600     M                       M
Bowmans Cornr 4301    61                      73
Bozeman Pass  5748    58                      74
Browning      4419    53                      66
Bull Mountain 3898    62                      77
Comerstown    2099    54                      70
Cow Creek     2500    57                      75
Crystal Creek 3030     M                       M
Deep Creek    5870     M                       M
Dearborn      3500    66                      75
Denton        3557    55                      74
Dickey Lake   3487    57                      67
E Livingston  4555    60                      76
Ekalaka       3687    62                      73
Essex         3875    53                      65
Flathead Brdg 2851    62                      72
Garrison      4327    55                      76
Georgetown Lk 6339    55                      66
Geyser        4138    53                      69
Government Hl 3165    64                      78
Greenough     4070    58                      73
Hays          3697    52                      68
Helmville     4199    56                      71
Rock Springs  2998    62                      76
Homestake Pss 6385     M                       M
Hysham Hills  3549    66                      76
Ingomar       3018    63                      77
Inverness     3300    57                       M
Judith Gap    4677    57                      69
Karst         5698     M                       M
Lame Deer     4327     M                       M
Lewistown Dvd 4622    54                      69
Lindsay Divid 3198     M                       M
Loma          2557    61                      72
Lookout Pass  4540    52                      66
Lufborough Hl 2998     M                       M
MacDonald Pss 6320    50                      64
Malta South   3122    56                      73
McDonalds     2401    58                      72
Monarch Canyn 5218    55                      69
Monida Pass   6824    59                      72
Navajo        2570    46                      71
Ninemile      4301    60                      73
Norris Hill   5695    59                      73
Pendroy       4199    58                      69
Raynolds Pass 6778    56                      65
Reedpoint     3890    59                      74
Rogers Pass   5406    56                      66
Roscoe Hill   5337    60                      72
Saco          2177    59                      51
Sieben        4040     M                       M
Sioux Pass    2480    45                      74
Swan Lake     3567    54                      71
Sweeney Creek 2598    66                      80
Sweet Grass   3690    54                      70
Trout Creek   2384    60                      75
Two Medicine  4920    49                      64
US2 Stateline 2099    60                      75
Yaak Hill     2201    62                      73
Yellowstone B 3194    63                      76

Soil moisture /volumetric soil moisture in percent/ at listed depth
Soil moisture is in units of percent volumetric soil moisture.
Values at, near or below zero may be erroneous.
              elev   2in   4in  6in  8in  12in  20in  30/36 40in
Absarokee W   4599           M        24          24    27
Alberton NR   6150           M        30           M           M
Argenta BLM   6253           M        19          19    24
Battle Ck SD  3229           M        43          43    40
Belfry E BLM  3920           M        11          11    17
Benchland NE  4258           M        25          25    33
Benton Lake W 3710          58        58          53    49
Broadus BLM   3175           M        13          13    13
Broadview E   4018           M         M           M     M
Brusett 4SE   2643    11    11        13           6          12
Butte MBMG MT 5818           M        15          15    19
Capitol BLM   3311           M        29          29    37
Cascade E MDA 3408           M        19          19    18
Charlo Hts    3702           M        21          21    10
Cherry Ridge  3028           M        11          11    23
Chinook E MDA 2387           M        16          16    27
Choteau NE    3793           M        16          16    24
Churchill S   4794           M        14          14    21
Clearwater SW 3873           M        28          28    23
Coffee Creek  3727           M        24          24    40
Conrad ARC    3721           M        27          27    36
Conrad SCAN   3706    19    35        35          40          25
Cooke City NR 8700           M         M           M           M
Cooney Resvr  4720           M        30          30    25
Corvallis ARC 3597           9         M           M    19
Crow Agency E 3107           M        20          20    31
Dillon NE MDA 5054           M        20          20    29
Edgar E MDA   3495           M        22          22    18
Fort Benton E 3255           M        27          27    28
Fort Keogh N  2706           M         M           M    40
Fort Keogh SE 2448           M        26          26    25
Fort Keogh SW 2806           M        26          26    21
Gildford N MD 2791           M         9           9    13
Glasgow W MDA 2117           M        32          32    47
Glendive BLM  2346           M        16          16    16
Hardin N MDA  2850           M        16          16    22
Harding CO SD 3230           M        26          26     M
Havre ARC     2711           M        22          22    28
Havre SCAN    2710     M     M         M           M           M
Hogeland SE   3108           M        11          11    21
Hot Spgs NE-L 3418           M        12          12    23
Hot Spgs NE-U 4994           M        27          27    24
Huntley ARC   3038          33         M           M    41
Ingomar NE    3098           M        16          16    21
Jordan SCAN   2820    11    23        36          38          22
Kalispell ARC 2949          25         M           M    35
Kidd BLM      6273           M        12          12    20
Lakeview near 7400          25        15          35          28
Ledger N MDA  3448           M        14          14    23
Lolo W MBMG   3238          18         M           M    18
Loma S        2809           M         9           9    15
Lookout Pass  5140           M        38          39
Lubrecht Frst 4099           M        26          26    29
McCartney Mtn 6099           M        17          17    17
MacDonald Pss 6335           M        18          18    20
Malta W MDA   2260           M        22          22    34
Manhattan S   4379           M        13          13    20
Many Glacier  4900                    M
Melville SE   4709           M        24          24    26
Miles City S  2476           M        23          23    24
Moccasin ARC  4255           M        29          29    39
Moccasin SCAN 4256    15    20        27          23          16
Molt W        4171           M        16          16    17
Neihart 12SE  8100          38        38          32          38
Oilmont E MDA 3574           M        14          14    26
Plevna BLM    3039           M        20          20    19
Poplar 13NE   2085     9     0        13           0          14
Power S       3718           M        16          16    20
Pumpkin Ck    2743           M        11          11    13
Rapelje N     4197           M        24          24    24
Reed Point NE 4251           M        21          21    28
Reed Point S  4712           M        15          15    22
Roundup NE    4251           M        12          12    15
Foundup NW    3636           M        24          24    30
Roy BLM       3082           M        27          27    31
Scobey N MDA  2407           M        19          19    27
Sidney ARC    2278           M        25          25    29
Terry BLM     2338           M        23          23    31
Three Fks SCN 4775     6    18        38          38           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    12    24        29          15           6
Toston SW MDA 4076           M        24          24    21
Twin Bridges  4783           M         7           7     9
Utica 11SW    5070     8    18        12          15          12
Vandalia N    2598           M        22          22    28
Virginia City 7371           M        24          24    32
Warren E BLM  5239           M         5           5     9
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
Whitefish N   3022           M       66           66    65
Zortman E BLM 3085           M        21          21    18

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. Resulting values of
greater than 50 indicate very moist soil conditions.

Soil Moisture (soil tension) /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               42         36    29    34
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


  0-10 centibars = saturated soil
 10-30 centibars = soil is adequately wet
 30-60 centibars = some watering necessary for most soils
 60-85 centibars = some watering necessary for heavy clay soils
 85+   centibars = soil is dry to very dry
.END



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