802  
FPUS85 KTFX 180030  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
530 PM MST SAT FEB 17 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 34 35 35  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 31 32 32 34  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 34 34 35  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 16 15 18 18 19  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 33 33 33 35  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 32 32 33 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 28 29 33 31 36  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 31  
GREAT FALLS 3776 31 32 33 34  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 31 31 31 33 36  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 26 26 26 29 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 30 31 27 33  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 32 33 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 33 33 35  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 -148 -148 -148 -148 -148  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 34 35 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 35  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 33 33 34 35  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 30 31 32 34 36  
MT LOCKHART 6400 33 32 33 34  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 31 32 33 33  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 13 13 15 18 27  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 31 31 32 35 38  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 25 25 25 28 33  
UTICA 11SW 5070 29 29 30 32 33  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 33 32 33 35  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 33 31 34 35  
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 35 30  
ALZADA DOT 4327 29 27  
ARROW CREEK 3956 32 29  
AVON NORTH 5085 32 32  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 40 35  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 28 28  
BOULDER PASS 5600 33 23  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 25 27  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 34 27  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 28 28  
COMERSTOWN 2099 18 16  
COW CREEK 2500 27 21  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 23 23  
DEARBORN 3500 25 28  
DENTON DOT 3557 25 26  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 36 32  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 21 23  
ESSEX DOT 3875 22 17  
GARRISON DOT 4327 35 30  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 30 28  
GEYSER DOT 4138 21 27  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 26 26  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 28 29  
HAYS DOT 3697 19 24  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 31 30  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 22 23  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 29 28  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 24 25  
INVERNESS 3300 16 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 22 23  
KARST DOT 5698 30 27  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 22 22  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 24 27  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 29 31  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 21 24  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 20 17  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 24 24  
MONIDA PASS 6824 30 25  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 14 16  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 32 32  
NORRIS HILL 5695 30 30  
PENDROY DOT 4199 22 25  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 27 23  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 34 28  
ROGERS PASS 5406 24 22  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 32 28  
SACO DOT 2177 26 36  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 31 21  
SIOUX PASS 2480 24 20  
SWAN LAKE 3567 29 30  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 30 25  
SWEET GRASS 3690 20 22  
TROUT CREEK 2384 30 33  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 18 23  
US2 STATELINE 2099 21 18  
YAAK HILL 2201 31 32  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 30 30  
 
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 52  
GREAT FALLS 0 14  
 
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 20 29 8 10  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 20 41 49  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 6 6 5 3 5  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 39 38 40  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 14 21 21 35 26  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 14 0 8 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 8 13 23 26 18  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 10 16 22 16 13  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 6 3 32 24  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 22 13 15 12  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 23 25 21 8  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 -100 -100 -100 -100 -100  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 39 35  
MANY GLACIER 4900 10  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 7 9 0 15  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 16 19 23 11 9  
MT LOCKHART 6400 16 32 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 19 26 27 31  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 5 264 7 -486 13  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 14 18 35 44 6  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 11 16 19 6 6  
UTICA 11SW 5070 7 11 8 11 7  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 10 2 2 0  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 21 21 23 29  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 5 8 10 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 45 37 33 42  
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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