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FPUS85 KTFX 230030  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 PM MDT TUE AUG 22 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 59 53 53 51  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 65 68 70 68  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 51 50 48  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 80 74 67 68 65  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 53 50 50 48  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 51 46 44 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 97 79 75 66 65  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 45  
GREAT FALLS 3776 90 78 73 70  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 85 74 68 66 63  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 87 80 75 73 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 53 52 47 49  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 62 58 55 53  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 54 50 50  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 82 76 67 66 62  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 50 47 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 53  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 58 53 50 49  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 90 79 70 67 65  
MT LOCKHART 6400 47 45 45 42  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 57 52 52 49  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 76 72 68 69 69  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 81 74 68 67 62  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 105 81 77 73 68  
UTICA 11SW 5070 79 71 64 64 62  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 63 65 61 53  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 64 53 51 47  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 54 50 49 46  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 107 79  
ALZADA DOT 4327 100 79  
ARROW CREEK 3956 107 82  
AVON NORTH 5085 103 10  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 109 95  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 104 10  
BOULDER PASS 5600 107 80  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 107 81  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 105 78  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 111 75  
COMERSTOWN 2099 101 74  
COW CREEK 2500 105 78  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 107 17  
DEEP CREEK 5870 99 79  
DEARBORN 3500 105 80  
DENTON DOT 3557 110 79  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 109 79  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 103 76  
ESSEX DOT 3875 85 76  
GARRISON DOT 4327 M M  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 103 71  
GEYSER DOT 4138 105 75  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 106 81  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 M M  
HAYS DOT 3697 102 73  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 107 77  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 108 81  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 112 81  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 111 81  
INVERNESS 3300 107 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 106 80  
KARST DOT 5698 97 70  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 100 80  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 115 84  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 100 76  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 111 79  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 102 76  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 105 76  
MONIDA PASS 6824 102 74  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 90 74  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 108 82  
NORRIS HILL 5695 108 76  
PENDROY DOT 4199 106 82  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 102 78  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 105 77  
ROGERS PASS 5406 106 88  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 104 76  
SACO DOT 2177 112 60  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 106 78  
SIOUX PASS 2480 98 77  
SWAN LAKE 3567 84 78  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 M M  
SWEET GRASS 3690 109 77  
TROUT CREEK 2384 114 82  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 103 73  
US2 STATELINE 2099 99 77  
YAAK HILL 2201 120 86  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 102 80  
 
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 6  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 4 26 32  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 11 11 8 5 7  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M 34 30 41  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 9 20 32 39 41  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 11 0 5 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 4 12 22 19 21  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 5 15 23 20 18  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 4 1 20 10  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 6 2 15 13  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 11 3 7 3  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 5 6 7 4 12  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 3 47  
MANY GLACIER 4900 1  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 0 0 0 2  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 6 15 19 13 8  
MT LOCKHART 6400 8 24 45  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 15 18 27 33  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 8 -486 9 -486 12  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 4 9 24 21 9  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 7 15 17 10 8  
UTICA 11SW 5070 5 11 8 10 7  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 11 16 20 28  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 0 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 3776 200 200 200 99  
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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