Other Public Products
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
862
FPUS85 KTFX 270030
OPUTFX


MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM 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          50        46          43          38
Bozeman EXPST 4774    58    60        59          55
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    43          41          38
Brusett 4SE   2643    82    73        63          66          60
CAMERON 15SW  8800          33        32          33          34
Cooke City NR 8700          33        33          33           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    81    71        69          56          51
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    30
GREAT FALLS   3776          72   67         64          60
HAVRE SCAN    2710    73    63        58          53          48
Jordan SCAN   2820    73    71        66          59           M
Lakeview NR   7400          51        46          37          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        41          37           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    45
MAXVILLE NR   7210          47        44          40          38
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    70    65        59          54          50
MT LOCKHART   6400          33        33          33          34
Neihart 12SE  8100          32        32          32          32
Poplar 13NE   2085    73    68        63          57          51
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    70    67        60          55          50
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    84    74        69          58          52
Utica 11SW    5070    72    64        55          53          50
W Yellowstone 6700          64        53          49          44
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   107                      74
ALZADA DOT    4327   109                      77
ARROW CREEK   3956    87                      74
AVON NORTH    5085    84                      84
BEARSMOUTH    3901     M                       M
BEAVER HILL   2551     M                       M
Biddle DOT    3418   103                      99
BIG HOLE PASS 7400    81                      81
Boulder PASS  5600    69                      72
BOWMANS CORNR 4301    90                      72
Bozeman PASS  5748    90                      67
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898    85                      76
COMERSTOWN    2099   108                      69
COW CREEK     2500   106                      73
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030     M                       M
DEEP CREEK    5870    74                      70
DEARBORN      3500    94                      72
Denton DOT    3557    86                      69
E Livingston  4555   107                      71
Ekalaka DOT   3687   107                      72
ESSEX DOT     3875    79                      75
GARRISON DOT  4327    78                      73
GEORGETOWN LK 6339    57                      60
Geyser DOT    4138    90                      67
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   110                      77
GREENOUGH HL  4070    95                      73
HAYS DOT      3697    98                      64
HELMVILLE DOT 4199    96                      68
HILLSIDE DOT  2998   101                      75
Hysham HILLS  3549    98                      71
Ingomar DOT   3018   100                      72
INVERNESS     3300   103                       M
Judith Gap    4677    91                      72
KARST DOT     5698    98                      62
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    87                      65
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   102                      70
LOOKOUT PASS  4540    76                      64
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   103                      73
MCDONALDS DOT 2401   108                      75
MONARCH CANYN 5218    85                      78
MONIDA PASS   6824   103                      64
NAVAHO DOT    2570   101                      70
NINEMILE DOT  4301   104                      73
NORRIS HILL   5695   108                      92
PENDRoy DOT   4199   101                      76
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   102                      70
REEDPOINT DOT 3890    86                      70
Rogers Pass   5406   115                      73
ROSCOE HILL   5337    79                      68
Saco DOT      2177   112                      52
SIEBEN DOT    4040    93                      73
SIOUX PASS    2480    95                      71
Swan Lake     3567    84                      71
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   106                      78
SWEET GRASS   3690    98                      72
Trout Creek   2384   101                      75
TWO MEDICINE  4920    91                      65
US2 STATELINE 2099   110                      72
Yaak HILL     2201   111                      80
YELLOWSTONE B 3194    79                      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          23       31          10          13
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   26          54          53
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    13        9           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       51          49          57
Conrad SCAN   3706    19    31       34          39          26
Cooke City NR 8700          37        0          41           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300                0
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    14       25          33          29
Jordan SCAN   2820    15    26       30          35          15
Lakeview NEAR 7400          28       16          37          28
Lakeview 15NW 7800         138      136         138         139
Lincoln 11SE  7020          34       30          27          14
LINDSAY SCAN  2860   -100   -100      -100         -100         -100
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       39          37
MANY GLACIER  4900                   10
MAXVILLE NR   7210          14       17           0          36
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    26    31       34          27          18
MT LOCKHART   6400          33       37          33
Neihart 12SE  8100          39       38          32          37
Poplar 13NE   2085    12   -486       14         -486          12
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    24    33       43          50           7
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    18    29       35          28          20
Utica 11SW    5070    13    21       13          15          12
W Yellowstone 6700          20        7           5           2
W YELLOWST SO 8150          32       29          30          34
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          21       26          19          27

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               22         26    20    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
.END




USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.