875  
FPUS85 KTFX 261230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 AM MDT THU APR 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 33 33 34 35  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 42 45 44 43  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 33 34 35  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 44 46 45 46 44  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 33 33 33 34  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 33 33 33 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 40 42 46 38 37  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 31  
GREAT FALLS 3776 42 44 44 45  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 40 42 42 39 38  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 41 45 46 44 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 32 32 27 33  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 32 33 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 32 33 34  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 -148 -148 -148 -148 -148  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 34 34 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 34  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 33 33 34 35  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 38 42 44 43 41  
MT LOCKHART 6400 33 33 33 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 32 32 32 33  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 41 42 42 38 36  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 42 44 45 44 42  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 37 42 43 42 39  
UTICA 11SW 5070 38 41 42 42 40  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 33 32 33 33  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 33 31 33 33  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 32 33 33 34  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 40 52  
ALZADA DOT 4327 41 53  
ARROW CREEK 3956 38 55  
AVON NORTH 5085 34 34  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 45 55  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 32 32  
BOULDER PASS 5600 32 48  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 38 54  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 34 51  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 38 53  
COMERSTOWN 2099 35 45  
COW CREEK 2500 36 50  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 27 48  
DEARBORN 3500 M M  
DENTON DOT 3557 34 52  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 35 56  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 38 50  
ESSEX DOT 3875 34 48  
GARRISON DOT 4327 37 56  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 33 48  
GEYSER DOT 4138 33 50  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 37 52  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 39 56  
HAYS DOT 3697 32 43  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 38 55  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 37 48  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 41 54  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 42 53  
INVERNESS 3300 42 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 32 48  
KARST DOT 5698 35 50  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 33 46  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 38 51  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 40 55  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 38 52  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 36 48  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 33 56  
MONIDA PASS 6824 36 52  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 31 46  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 44 59  
NORRIS HILL 5695 35 41  
PENDROY DOT 4199 38 50  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 32 48  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 35 54  
ROGERS PASS 5406 37 50  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 37 52  
SACO DOT 2177 37 42  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 37 50  
SIOUX PASS 2480 32 48  
SWAN LAKE 3567 39 56  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 42 56  
SWEET GRASS 3690 38 49  
TROUT CREEK 2384 43 61  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 33 50  
US2 STATELINE 2099 39 49  
YAAK HILL 2201 47 62  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 41 56  
 
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 0 0  
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 24 30 10 40  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 41 49 50  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 16 17 19 6 10  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 39 38 40  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 26 34 33 38 25  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 18 0 7 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 23 29 36 36 30  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 24 33 39 40 14  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 26 11 36 26  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 138 136 138 139  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 27 28 24 12  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 -100 -100 -100 -100 -100  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 39 34  
MANY GLACIER 4900 12  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 15 18 0 20  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 25 30 34 26 18  
MT LOCKHART 6400 18 34 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 21 24 27 30  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 17 249 19 -486 13  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 26 35 42 50 7  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 29 34 37 31 24  
UTICA 11SW 5070 12 19 12 14 10  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 117 13 7 0  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 31 30 30 32  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 5 6 9 21  
 
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 25 25 21 29  
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  
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab MT Page Main Text Page