409  
FPUS85 KTFX 241230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 AM MDT FRI MAR 24 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 33 34 35  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 39 41 36 37  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 33 34 35  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 32 32 31 32 31  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 32 32 32 33  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 32 32 32 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 34 37 41 31 34  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 32  
GREAT FALLS 3776 37 42 42 43  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 37 38 38 36 35  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 34 36 35 32 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 32 32 28 34  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 32 33 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 32 32 34  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 38 39 40 38 37  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 34 34 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 34  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 33 34 34 35  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 36 39 41 40 38  
MT LOCKHART 6400 33 32 33 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 31 31 32 32  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 33 33 32 31 36  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 37 39 40 39 37  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 34 37 38 36 35  
UTICA 11SW 5070 35 38 39 38 37  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 33 32 34 34  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 32 32 32 33  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 32 43  
ALZADA DOT 4327 31 42  
ARROW CREEK 3956 34 48  
AVON NORTH 5085 26 26  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 33 48  
BEAVER HILL 2551 36 44  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 33 42  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 26 25  
BOULDER PASS 5600 28 46  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 32 47  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 29 45  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 34 42  
COMERSTOWN 2099 32 0  
COW CREEK 2500 30 41  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 27 38  
DEEP CREEK 5870 22 39  
DEARBORN 3500 32 50  
DENTON DOT 3557 30 46  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 30 50  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 32 39  
ESSEX DOT 3875 36 41  
GARRISON DOT 4327 29 46  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 24 37  
GEYSER DOT 4138 27 42  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 32 44  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 29 44  
HAYS DOT 3697 30 36  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 29 46  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 56 40  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 36 48  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 37 44  
INVERNESS 3300 29 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 32 46  
KARST DOT 5698 27 42  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 29 39  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 34 43  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 27 36  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 35 46  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 30 39  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 28 48  
MONIDA PASS 6824 27 41  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 26 37  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 31 42  
NORRIS HILL 5695 29 35  
PENDROY DOT 4199 27 39  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 26 37  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 32 48  
ROGERS PASS 5406 31 42  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 31 45  
SACO DOT 2177 30 34  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 30 41  
SIOUX PASS 2480 34 37  
SWAN LAKE 3567 28 38  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 35 47  
SWEET GRASS 3690 30 40  
TROUT CREEK 2384 32 43  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 27 36  
US2 STATELINE 2099 32 37  
YAAK HILL 2201 35 44  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 37 50  
 
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 9 27  
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 31 11 40  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 36 46 46  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 20 22 8 5 9  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 36 38 41  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 30 34 31 31 36  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 10 0 6 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 24  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 31 38 38 35 23  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 33 34 36 30 14  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 19 16 37 30  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 36 21 34 35  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 23 26 19 140  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 18 17 18 14 16  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 40 34  
MANY GLACIER 4900 13  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 4 7 0 15  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 25 29 31 21 10  
MT LOCKHART 6400 37 36 33  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 20 22 28 32  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 21 295 23 -486 12  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 20 31 40 42 6  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 34 35 35 5 4  
UTICA 11SW 5070 10 18 11 12 7  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 22 23 26 31  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 3 3 5 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 3775 28 26 22 37  
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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