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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Thu Oct 17 2019


... 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          41        39          40          42
Bozeman EXPST 4774    43    44        44          46
Bozeman 12SE  6860                     M           M           M
Brusett 4SE   2643    49    47        45          46          44
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M         M           M           M
Cooke City NR 8700          35        35          37           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    46    44        46          43          48
FLATTOP MTN   6300                     M
GREAT FALLS   3776          49   48         48          48
HAVRE SCAN    2710     M     M         M           M           M
Jordan SCAN   2820    50    49        47          48           M
Lakeview NR   7400          35        36          33          41
Lakeview 15NW 7800           M         M           M           M
Lincoln 11SE  7020          46        45          44
LINDSAY SCAN  2680     M     M         M           M           M
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        41          41           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                     M
MAXVILLE NR   7210          40        41          40         -460
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    51    48        46          47          48
MT LOCKHART   6400           M         M           M           M
Neihart 12SE  8100          34        35          38          39
Poplar 13NE   2085    47   -10        45         -10          52
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    48    47        44          46          49
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    47    45        44          45          48
Utica 11SW    5070    48    45        42          44          44
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           M         M           M           M
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           M         M           M           M

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

ABERDEEN HILL 4101    64                      54
ALZADA DOT    4327    61                      52
ARROW CREEK   3956    62                      56
AVON NORTH    5085    51                      51
BEARSMOUTH    3901    55                      52
BEAVER HILL   2551    59                      54
Biddle DOT    3418    64                      63
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    41                      41
Boulder PASS  5600    49                      51
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    57                      52
Bozeman PASS  5748    58                      54
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    59                      55
COMERSTOWN    2099    40                      45
COW CREEK     2500    60                      50
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030     M                       M
DEEP CREEK    5870     M                       M
DEARBORN      3500    56                      53
Denton DOT    3557    57                      51
E Livingston  4555    63                      55
Ekalaka DOT   3687    58                      50
ESSEX DOT     3875    44                      47
GARRISON DOT  4327    46                      51
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    40                      45
Geyser DOT    4138    54                      50
GOVERNMENT HL 3165    57                      53
GREENOUGH HL  4070    49                      50
HAYS DOT      3697    56                      50
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    53                      50
HILLSIDE DOT  2998    57                      52
Hysham HILLS  3549    61                      55
Ingomar DOT   3018    58                      50
INVERNESS     3300    54                       M
Judith Gap    4677    59                      51
KARST DOT     5698     M                       M
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    56                      47
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557    60                      54
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    42                      50
MACDONALD PSS 6320    38                      45
Malta SOUTH   3122    58                      52
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    41                      47
MONARCH CANYN 5218    50                      50
MONIDA PASS   6824    52                      47
NAVAHO DOT    2570    34                      47
NINEMILE DOT  4301    52                      47
NORRIS HILL   5695    48                      50
PENDRoy DOT   4199    51                      49
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778    50                      47
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    60                      51
Rogers Pass   5406    46                      45
ROSCOE HILL   5337    66                      52
Saco DOT      2177    59                      49
SIEBEN DOT    4040     M                       M
SIOUX PASS    2480    46                      49
Swan Lake     3567    47                      50
SWEENEY CREEK 2598    59                      55
SWEET GRASS   3690    54                      49
Trout Creek   2384    51                      51
TWO MEDICINE  4920    48                      48
US2 STATELINE 2099    44                      48
Yaak HILL     2201    53                      52
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    61                      55

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          21       31           9          10
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    M           M           M
Brusett 4SE   2643    19    18       16           7          15
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M        M           M           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    30    34       32          37          23
Cooke City NR 8700          22        0           7           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                M
HAVRE SCAN    2710     M     M        M           M           M
Jordan SCAN   2820    29    36       38          42          17
Lakeview NEAR 7400          28       15          23          24
Lakeview 15NW 7800           M        M           M           M
Lincoln 11SE  7020           M        M           M           M
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     M     M        M           M           M
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       11          41
MANY GLACIER  4900                    M
MAXVILLE NR   7210           0        0           0           M
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    30    30       33          13          10
MT LOCKHART   6400           M        M           M
Neihart 12SE  8100          36       36          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085    21     0       19           0          14
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    21    30       40          28           8
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    28    34       37          15           6
Utica 11SW    5070    13    20       13          15          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        M           M           M
W YELLOWST SO 8150           M        M           M           M
WHITE SS 13SE 7600           M        M           M           M

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               27        190   200    50
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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