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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Mon Jul 13 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          75        69          63    58
Alberton NR   6150          41        35           M           M
Argenta BLM   6253          78        67          62     M
Battle Ck SD  3229          71        67          62     M
Belfry E BLM  3920          77        72          69    62
Benchland NE  4258          56        54          52    51
Benton Lake W 3710   109   109        62          60    57
Bozeman ExpSt 4774    66    67        67          63
Broadus BLM   3175          87        80          74     M
Broadview E   4018          80        73          69    62
Brusett 4SE   2643    75    74        68          70          67
Butte MBMG MT 5818          77        69          63     M
Capitol BLM   3311          84        77          70     M
Cascade E MDA 3408          66        63          61    58
Charlo Hts MD 3702          69        64          62    60
Cherry Ridge  3028          76        69          63     M
Chinook E MDA 2387          80        69          63    59
Choteau NE    3793          62        57          55    53
Churchill S   4794          68        62          59    55
Clearwater SW 3873          67        62          60    58
Coffee Creek  3727          66        64          62    59
Conrad ARC    3721          62        62          59    56
Conrad SCAN   3706    83    71        69          61          58
Cooke City NR 8700          31        34          37           M
Cooney Resvr  4720          68        64          61     M
Corvallis ARC 3597   110     M        71          68    63
Crow Agency E 3107          83        76          71    65
Dillon NE MDA 5054          64        61          56    52
Edgar E MDA   3495          67        63          60    57
Fort Benton E 3255    87    73        64          62    59
Fort Keogh N  2706           M        80          73     M
Fort Keogh SE 2448          89        81          73     M
Fort Keogh SW 2806          85        78          72     M
Gildford N MD 2791          75        64          60    56
Glasgow W MDA 2117          66        64          59    55
Glendive BLM  2346          84        76          67     M
Great Falls   3776          76   70         68          65
Hardin N MDA  2850          81        76          70    64
Harding CO SD 3230          72         M          66     M
Havre ARC     2711          68        66          63    58
Havre SCAN    2710     M     M         M           M           M
Hogeland SE   3108          77        68          63    59
Hot Spgs NE-L 3418          69        64          62     M
Hot Spgs NE-U 4994          63        58          55    51
Huntley ARC   3038    85     M        68          66    62
Ingomar NE    3098          79        73          70    66
Jordan SCAN   2820    73    71        67          65           M
Kalispell ARC 2949           M        61          60    56
Kidd BLM      6273          85        69          65     M
Lakeview NR   7400           M         M          40          47
Ledger N MDA  3448          81        71          64    60
Lincoln 11SE  7020           M         M           M
Lolo W MBMG   3238    84     M        65          62    58
Loma S        2809          70        63          61    57
Lookout Pass  5140           M        46          44           M
Lubrecht Frst 4099          64        63          58     M
McCartney Mtn 6099          81        71          65     M
MacDonald Pss 6335          72        58          56     M
Malta W MDA   2260          68        65           M    57
Manhattan S   4379           M        65          61    55
Many Glacier  4900                     M
Maxville nr   7210           M         M           M
Melville SE   4709           M         M           M     M
Miles City S  2476          74        71          66    61
Moccasin SCAN 4256    76    69        64          61          58
Moccasin ARC  4255          74        67          63    58
Molt W        4171          81        74          70    62
Neihart 12SE  8100          58        50          48          43
Oilmont E MDA 3574          74        63          62    58
Plevna BLM    3039          86        74          67     M
Poplar 13NE   2085    75   -10        70         -10          63
Power S       3718          78        65          63    59
Pumpkin Ck    2743          85        77          67     M
Rapelje N     4197          76         M          68    64
Reed Point NE 4251          77        69          65    61
Reed Point S  4712          71        70          64    59
Roundup NE    3447          75        71          67    62
Roundup NW    3636          77        69          65     M
Roy BLM       3082          78        71          68    64
Scobey N MDA  2407          71        65          58    53
Sidney ARC    2278          78        70          65    61
Terry BLM     2338          82        78          72     M
Three Fks SCN 4775    72    69        63          62          56
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    87    69        67          64          59
Toston SW MDA 4076          64        61          60    58
Twin Bridges  4783          73        69          66    61
Utica 11SW    5070    77    68        61          60          57
Vandalia N    2598          76        70          64     M
Virginia City 7371          70        59          55     M
Warren E BLM  5239          84        75          72     M
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
Whitefish N   3022          55        53          48    45
Zortman E BLM 3085          82        77          68     M

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

Aberdeen Hill 4101    92                      80
Akzada        4327   102                      86
Arrow Creek   3956   105                      84
Avon North    5085    99                      99
Bearsmouth    3901   104                      78
Beaver Hill   2551    99                      84
Biddle        3418    86                      98
Big Hole Pass 7400   100                      10
Boulder Pass  5600     M                       M
Bowmans Cornr 4301    95                      79
Bozeman Pass  5748    95                      78
Browning      4419    97                      70
Bull Mountain 3898   110                      82
Comerstown    2099    91                      76
Cow Creek     2500    96                      81
Crystal Creek 3030     M                       M
Deep Creek    5870     M                       M
Dearborn      3500    82                      79
Denton        3557   105                      77
Dickey Lake   3487    88                      72
E Livingston  4555   100                      83
Ekalaka       3687    85                      83
Essex         3875    87                      68
Flathead Brdg 2851    96                      77
Garrison      4327    95                      82
Georgetown Lk 6339   100                      70
Geyser        4138    99                      72
Government Hl 3165    98                      85
Greenough     4070   112                      79
Hays          3697    99                      73
Helmville     4199   104                      74
Rock Springs  2998   103                      84
Homestake Pss 6385     M                       M
Hysham Hills  3549   113                      82
Ingomar       3018    99                      81
Inverness     3300    96                       M
Judith Gap    4677   100                      78
Karst         5698     M                       M
Lame Deer     4327     M                       M
Lewistown Dvd 4622   101                      74
Lindsay Divid 3198     M                       M
Loma          2557     M                       M
Lookout Pass  4540    97                      70
Lufborough Hl 2998     M                       M
MacDonald Pss 6320    98                      69
Malta South   3122    98                      80
McDonalds     2401    93                      79
Monarch Canyn 5218    96                      73
Monida Pass   6824    97                      77
Navajo        2570    80                      78
Ninemile      4301   105                      79
Norris Hill   5695    92                      83
Pendroy       4199   100                      80
Raynolds Pass 6778   105                      68
Reedpoint     3890    99                      78
Rogers Pass   5406    98                      68
Roscoe Hill   5337    89                      79
Saco          2177   101                      59
Sieben        4040    97                      76
Sioux Pass    2480    80                      76
Swan Lake     3567    87                      78
Sweeney Creek 2598   102                      86
Sweet Grass   3690   103                      75
Trout Creek   2384   107                      82
Two Medicine  4920    93                      70
US2 Stateline 2099    96                      81
Yaak Hill     2201   104                      82
Yellowstone B 3194    99                      83

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        22          22    24
Alberton NR   6150           0        15           M           M
Argenta BLM   6253           M        19          19    23
Battle Ck SD  3229           M        34          34    33
Belfry E BLM  3920           M         9           9    15
Benchland NE  4258           M        26          26    33
Benton Lake W 3710         109        62          60    57
Broadus BLM   3175           M        13          13    12
Broadview E   4018           M        16          16    19
Brusett 4SE   2643    18    17        16           7          15
Butte MBMG MT 5818           M        20          20    22
Capitol BLM   3311           M        30          30    35
Cascade E MDA 3408           M        17          17    16
Charlo Hts    3702           M        13          13     6
Cherry Ridge  3028           M        11          11    20
Chinook E MDA 2387           M        18          18    28
Choteau NE    3793           M        14          14    18
Churchill S   4794           M        14          14    20
Clearwater SW 3873           M        28          28    22
Coffee Creek  3727           M        24          24    41
Conrad ARC    3721           M        26          26    31
Conrad SCAN   3706    16    36        35          41          27
Cooke City NR 8700           M         M           M           M
Cooney Resvr  4720           M        27          27    20
Corvallis ARC 3597          11         M           M    16
Crow Agency E 3107           M        26          26    31
Dillon NE MDA 5054           M        21          21    29
Edgar E MDA   3495           M        19          19    15
Fort Benton E 3255           M        27          27    26
Fort Keogh N  2706           M         M           M    33
Fort Keogh SE 2448           M        24          24    21
Fort Keogh SW 2806           M        25          25    16
Gildford N MD 2791           M        13          13    14
Glasgow W MDA 2117           M        20          20    33
Glendive BLM  2346           M        15          15    10
Hardin N MDA  2850           M        18          18    20
Harding CO SD 3230           M        31          31     M
Havre ARC     2711           M        21          21    23
Havre SCAN    2710     M     M         M           M           M
Hogeland SE   3108           M        16          16    21
Hot Spgs NE-L 3418           M         9           9    13
Hot Spgs NE-U 4994           M        21          21    19
Huntley ARC   3038          25         M           M    37
Ingomar NE    3098           M        16          16    19
Jordan SCAN   2820    14    26        31          31          24
Kalispell ARC 2949          22         M           M    33
Kidd BLM      6273           M        11          11    17
Lakeview near 7400           M         M           0           0
Ledger N MDA  3448           M        12          12    17
Lolo W MBMG   3238          20         M           M    20
Loma S        2809           M         9           9    14
Lookout Pass  5140           M        33          44
Lubrecht Frst 4099           M        22          22    26
McCartney Mtn 6099           M        17          17    17
MacDonald Pss 6335           M        12          12    19
Malta W MDA   2260           M        21          21    34
Manhattan S   4379           M         M           M    19
Many Glacier  4900                    M
Melville SE   4709           M         M           M     M
Miles City S  2476           M        16          16    14
Moccasin ARC  4255           M        29          29    42
Moccasin SCAN 4256    15    20        22          16          11
Molt W        4171           M        16          16    17
Neihart 12SE  8100          33        36          30          34
Oilmont E MDA 3574           M        20          20    25
Plevna BLM    3039           M        19          19    15
Poplar 13NE   2085    19     0        20           0          15
Power S       3718           M        19          19    22
Pumpkin Ck    2743           M        14          14     8
Rapelje N     4197           M        27          27     M
Reed Point NE 4251           M        22          22    26
Reed Point S  4712           M        13          13    17
Roundup NE    4251           M        25          25    27
Foundup NW    3636           M        26          26    31
Roy BLM       3082           M        25          25    25
Scobey N MDA  2407           M        22          22    29
Sidney ARC    2278           M        25          25    23
Terry BLM     2338           M         8           8    30
Three Fks SCN 4775    20    29        43          46           7
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    14    23        28          14           6
Toston SW MDA 4076           M        23          23    22
Twin Bridges  4783           M         7           7    10
Utica 11SW    5070     9    17        12          15          11
Vandalia N    2598           M        22          22    21
Virginia City 7371           M        22          22    27
Warren E BLM  5239           M         6           6    12
W Yellowstone 6700           M         M           M           M
Whitefish N   3022           M        M            M     M
Zortman E BLM 3085           M        19          19    15

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               40         40    30    33
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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