099  
FPUS85 KTFX 121230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
530 AM MST TUE DEC 12 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 33 34 35 37  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 31 32 35 36  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 35 35 37  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 31 31 33 34 34  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 33 33 34 36  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 33 33 35 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 32 33 38 36 41  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 31  
GREAT FALLS 3776 37 38 38 39  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 34 35 36 39 42  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 31 32 33 36 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 31 32 29 35  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 33 34 35 37  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 33 33 35  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 -148 -148 -148 -148 -148  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 35 36 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 35  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 32 33 35 36  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 31 32 34 38 42  
MT LOCKHART 6400 33 33 34 35  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 31 32 33 34  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 28 30 31 34 42  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 29 31 33 37 42  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 26 30 31 35 41  
UTICA 11SW 5070 31 32 34 36 38  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 33 33 34 53  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 33 32 34 35  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 32 33 34 35  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 29 39  
ALZADA DOT 4327 26 37  
ARROW CREEK 3956 30 41  
AVON NORTH 5085 11 11  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 25 33  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 17 17  
BOULDER PASS 5600 24 32  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 28 34  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 22 32  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 29 39  
COMERSTOWN 2099 25 32  
COW CREEK 2500 25 36  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 26 14  
DEEP CREEK 5870 22 31  
DEARBORN 3500 32 36  
DENTON DOT 3557 28 38  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 38 40  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 29 36  
ESSEX DOT 3875 12 32  
GARRISON DOT 4327 8 29  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 9 26  
GEYSER DOT 4138 34 38  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 25 38  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 19 29  
HAYS DOT 3697 30 36  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 10 30  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 28 37  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 32 42  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 27 40  
INVERNESS 3300 27 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 25 32  
KARST DOT 5698 17 31  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 29 32  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 25 41  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 15 28  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 22 30  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 32 41  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 27 32  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 30 37  
MONIDA PASS 6824 17 28  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 24 32  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 18 31  
NORRIS HILL 5695 26 28  
PENDROY DOT 4199 41 37  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 18 25  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 24 32  
ROGERS PASS 5406 24 29  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 30 36  
SACO DOT 2177 23 40  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 21 36  
SIOUX PASS 2480 25 35  
SWAN LAKE 3567 22 31  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 26 40  
SWEET GRASS 3690 33 35  
TROUT CREEK 2384 25 33  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 36 32  
US2 STATELINE 2099 25 32  
YAAK HILL 2201 26 32  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 35 41  
 
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 17 27 8 12  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 20 41 47  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 7 8 6 4 6  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 39 38 40  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 23 32 31 37 27  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 17 0 8 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 14 21 30 28 19  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 13 27 32 17 14  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 7 13 34 26  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 22 14 15 11  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 22 26 21 9  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 -100 -100 -100 -100 -100  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 39 36  
MANY GLACIER 4900 9  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 3 9 0 17  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 14 25 28 11 7  
MT LOCKHART 6400 14 34 34  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 19 30 28 31  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 6 272 8 -486 12  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 9 17 36 14 9  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 12 19 24 6 6  
UTICA 11SW 5070 7 15 10 10 7  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 122 4 4 118  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 22 22 24 30  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 12 10 12 22  
 
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 38 34 28 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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