160  
FPUS85 KTFX 191230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 AM MDT SUN AUG 19 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 58 57 54 51  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 67 70 71 68  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 71 73 74 76 74  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 42 40 37  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 49 48 45 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 62 69 70 66 63  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 45  
GREAT FALLS 3776 64 71 71 72  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 66 69 70 67 62  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 66 72 74 75 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 55 55 48 49  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 32 33 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 50 51 51  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 52 48 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 54  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 53 54 51 49  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 62 67 70 68 65  
MT LOCKHART 6400 47 47 45 42  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 50 54 54 50  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 72 74 75 73 70  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 64 67 71 70 65  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 64 73 74 73 68  
UTICA 11SW 5070 58 62 65 64 62  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 63 67 64 60  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 58 58 54 48  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 51 52 50 47  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 62 76  
ALZADA DOT 4327 65 80  
ARROW CREEK 3956 57 81  
AVON NORTH 5085 53 53  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 60 80  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 63 73  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 63 63  
BOULDER PASS 5600 53 74  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 58 81  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 53 75  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 56 76  
COMERSTOWN 2099 56 80  
COW CREEK 2500 62 82  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 48 75  
DEARBORN 3500 57 83  
DENTON DOT 3557 57 81  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 53 79  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 57 78  
ESSEX DOT 3875 56 80  
GARRISON DOT 4327 53 79  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 53 69  
GEYSER DOT 4138 54 76  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 58 78  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 59 81  
HAYS DOT 3697 77 82  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 58 79  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 61 78  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 60 81  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 59 81  
INVERNESS 3300 56 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 55 74  
KARST DOT 5698 52 72  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 55 76  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 61 87  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 58 79  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 50 71  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 57 82  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 57 80  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 54 82  
MONIDA PASS 6824 54 73  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 48 81  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 61 83  
NORRIS HILL 5695 55 62  
PENDROY DOT 4199 58 77  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 52 80  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 57 77  
ROGERS PASS 5406 55 73  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 63 77  
SACO DOT 2177 58 63  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 60 82  
SIOUX PASS 2480 53 83  
SWAN LAKE 3567 60 80  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 61 80  
SWEET GRASS 3690 57 77  
TROUT CREEK 2384 62 83  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 48 74  
US2 STATELINE 2099 62 83  
YAAK HILL 2201 70 82  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 59 79  
 
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 0 0 0 7  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 7 8 8 4 7  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 150 149 148  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 12 21 22 25 22  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 9 0 3 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 3 13 23 20 27  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 5 16 26 23 18  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 4 0 20 9  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 138 136 138 139  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 11 4 8 139  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 3 48  
MANY GLACIER 4900 1  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 0 0 0 4  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 4 15 20 14 8  
MT LOCKHART 6400 9 25 45  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 17 20 28 33  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 6 400 11 -486 12  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 5 22 42 52 9  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 6 16 19 12 10  
UTICA 11SW 5070 5 12 9 11 8  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 4 0 0 0  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 12 16 20 28  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 1 4 5 24  
 
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 200 200 200 87  
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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