974  
FPUS85 KTFX 171230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 AM MDT SUN JUN 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 46 46 46 44  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 60 62 62 60  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 46 44 42  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 58 60 62 63 62  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 46 43 39 36  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 35 35 35 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 55 59 62 58 56  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 30  
GREAT FALLS 3776 55 58 58 60  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 56 58 58 56 53  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 59 61 62 63 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 48 49 42 43  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 32 33 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 40 41 42  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 -148 -148 -148 -148 -148  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 42 41 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 45  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 39 41 42 42  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 53 54 56 56 55  
MT LOCKHART 6400 38 37 35 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 42 42 41 37  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 61 64 65 64 60  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 58 59 60 59 54  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 56 61 62 61 57  
UTICA 11SW 5070 52 53 55 55 54  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 56 58 54 50  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 33 31 33 33  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 43 43 41 39  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 59 68  
ALZADA DOT 4327 61 74  
ARROW CREEK 3956 58 70  
AVON NORTH 5085 51 51  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 65 70  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 47 47  
BOULDER PASS 5600 -10 61  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 51 63  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 47 63  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 55 66  
COMERSTOWN 2099 59 68  
COW CREEK 2500 52 68  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 44 61  
DEARBORN 3500 M M  
DENTON DOT 3557 52 64  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 52 68  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 56 70  
ESSEX DOT 3875 62 74  
GARRISON DOT 4327 49 66  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 46 56  
GEYSER DOT 4138 50 62  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 54 68  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 54 68  
HAYS DOT 3697 49 63  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 54 66  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 55 64  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 58 70  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 56 68  
INVERNESS 3300 52 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 51 61  
KARST DOT 5698 53 64  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 50 61  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 58 73  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 42 60  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 44 59  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 53 65  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 53 66  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 48 70  
MONIDA PASS 6824 50 64  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 47 67  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 50 69  
NORRIS HILL 5695 49 53  
PENDROY DOT 4199 51 62  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 47 58  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 55 68  
ROGERS PASS 5406 47 57  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 57 69  
SACO DOT 2177 51 55  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 50 68  
SIOUX PASS 2480 47 69  
SWAN LAKE 3567 54 68  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 59 69  
SWEET GRASS 3690 48 64  
TROUT CREEK 2384 57 72  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 44 58  
US2 STATELINE 2099 58 69  
YAAK HILL 2201 62 74  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 58 69  
 
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 23 31 9 12  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 18 41 57  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 9 10 9 5 8  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 59 56 59  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 11 23 33 39 26  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 36 0 41 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 7 13 24 27 29  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 22 21 26 26 17  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 27 12 34 24  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 138 136 138 139  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 28 30 27 11  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 -100 -100 -100 -100 -100  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 36 41  
MANY GLACIER 4900 14  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 18 20 0 32  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 34 33 22 19 12  
MT LOCKHART 6400 37 38 35  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 38 37 31 34  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 7 347 11 -486 12  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 24 32 43 50 8  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 11 21 25 24 14  
UTICA 11SW 5070 13 19 11 14 11  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 6 1 2 0  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 31 28 30 33  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 17 20 18 26  
 
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 47 43 35 36  
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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