072  
FPUS85 KTFX 290030  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 PM MDT WED JUN 28 2017  
 
   
.. 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 59 52 51 46  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 67 68 67 62  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 47 46 43  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 71 71 67 69 65  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 51 48 46 40  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 42 38 35 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 92 76 74 63 58  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 33  
GREAT FALLS 3776 82 74 70 67  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 77 68 65 61 56  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 81 73 70 68 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 54 52 44 44  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 58 54 51 48  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 50 47 46  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 75 72 66 64 59  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 47 44 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 50  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 53 50 46 44  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 80 72 65 61 58  
MT LOCKHART 6400 46 43 41 37  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 54 48 45 39  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 73 72 70 67 63  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 65 64 59 58 54  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 100 76 73 68 61  
UTICA 11SW 5070 74 68 61 60 57  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 66 67 -460 52  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 48 37 35 33  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 50 48 45 40  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 86 75  
ALZADA DOT 4327 72 80  
ARROW CREEK 3956 75 80  
AVON NORTH 5085 92 92  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 108 79  
BEAVER HILL 2551 80 83  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 85 87  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 80 78  
BOULDER PASS 5600 107 77  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 98 81  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 75 74  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 80 75  
COMERSTOWN 2099 92 75  
COW CREEK 2500 79 78  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 105 81  
DEEP CREEK 5870 84 72  
DEARBORN 3500 101 80  
DENTON DOT 3557 105 77  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 76 76  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 83 75  
ESSEX DOT 3875 82 77  
GARRISON DOT 4327 M M  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 89 72  
GEYSER DOT 4138 104 75  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 93 79  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 110 79  
HAYS DOT 3697 97 71  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 110 78  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 M M  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 90 78  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 90 78  
INVERNESS 3300 104 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 94 77  
KARST DOT 5698 69 68  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 95 73  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 109 79  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 101 76  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 101 77  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 91 74  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 97 83  
MONIDA PASS 6824 64 70  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 85 72  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 106 83  
NORRIS HILL 5695 86 84  
PENDROY DOT 4199 104 82  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 58 71  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 65 76  
ROGERS PASS 5406 94 85  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 63 74  
SACO DOT 2177 103 55  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 99 78  
SIOUX PASS 2480 70 76  
SWAN LAKE 3567 80 80  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 107 81  
SWEET GRASS 3690 112 78  
TROUT CREEK 2384 119 84  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 82 72  
US2 STATELINE 2099 77 76  
YAAK HILL 2201 M M  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 71 81  
 
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 11 22 9 12  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 12 39 42  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 8 10 10 5 8  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 41 41 54  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 12 28 33 39 39  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 34 0 29 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 42  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 9 14 24 22 24  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 9 18 25 22 18  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 15 10 31 20  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 19 12 32 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 20 21 21 9  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 19 17 8 5 13  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 36 44  
MANY GLACIER 4900 6  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 2 8 0 21  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 10 19 22 16 9  
MT LOCKHART 6400 32 36 41  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 34 35 31 34  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 6 340 11 -486 11  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 10 17 32 32 11  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 9 18 20 10 7  
UTICA 11SW 5070 7 15 11 14 11  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 29 27 29 33  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 12 11 15 25  
 
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 3775 95 91 57 44  
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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