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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
530 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
   
.. 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 /INCHES/  
ELEV 0/2IN 4IN 6IN 8IN 12IN 20IN 30/36 40IN  
ABSAROKEE W 4599 M M M M  
ARGENTA BLM 6253 M M M M  
BATTLE CK SD 3229 M M M M  
BELFRY E BLM 3920 M M M M  
BENCHLAND NE 4258 M M M M  
BENTON LAKE W 3710 M M M M M  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 31 33 34 38  
BROADUS BLM 3175 M M M M  
BROADVIEW E 4018 M M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 23 22 28 26 29  
BUTTE MBMG MT 5818 M M M M  
CAPITOL BLM 3311 M M M M  
CASCADE E MDA 3408 M M M M  
CHARLO HTS MD 3702 M M M M  
CHERRY RIDGE 3028 M M M M  
CHINOOK E MDA 2387 M M M M  
CHOTEAU NE 3793 M M M M  
CHURCHILL S 4794 M M M M  
CLEARWATER SW 3873 M M M M  
COFFEE CREEK 3727 M M M M  
CONRAD ARC 3721 M M M M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 32 33 33 34 41  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 -147 -147 34 M  
COONEY RESVR 4720 M M M M  
CORVALLIS ARC 3597 M M M M M  
CROW AGENCY E 3107 M M M M  
DILLON NE MDA 5054 M M M M  
EDGAR E MDA 3495 M M M M  
FORT BENTON E 3255 M M M M M  
FORT KEOGH N 2706 M M M M  
FORT KEOGH SE 2448 M M M M  
FORT KEOGH SW 2806 M M M M  
GILDFORD N MD 2791 M M M M  
GLASGOW W MDA 2117 M M M M  
GLENDIVE BLM 2346 M M M M  
GREAT FALLS 3776 M M M M  
HARDIN N MDA 2850 M M M M  
HARDING CO SD 3230 M M M M  
HAVRE ARC 2711 M M M M  
HOGELAND SE 3108 M M M M  
HOT SPGS NE-L 3418 M M M M  
HOT SPGS NE-U 4994 M M M M  
HUNTLEY ARC 3038 M M M M M  
INGOMAR NE 3098 M M M M  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 26 28 30 36 M  
KALISPELL ARC 2949 M M M M  
KIDD BLM 6273 M M M M  
LEDGER N MDA 3448 M M M M  
LOLO W MBMG 3238 M M M M M  
LOMA S 2809 M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 36 37 M  
LUBRECHT FRST 4099 M M M M  
MCCARTNEY MTN 6099 M M M M  
MACDONALD PSS 6335 M M M M  
MALTA W MDA 2260 M M M M  
MANHATTAN S 4379 M M M M  
MELVILLE SE 4709 M M M M  
MILES CITY S 2476 M M M M  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 32 33 35 40 43  
MOCCASIN ARC 4255 M M M M  
MOLT W 4171 M M M M  
OILMONT E MDA 3574 M M M M  
PLEVNA BLM 3039 M M M M  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 29 29 33 33 35  
POWER S 3718 M M M M  
PUMPKIN CK 2743 M M M M  
RAPELJE N 4197 M M M M  
REED POINT NE 4251 M M M M  
REED POINT S 4712 M M M M  
ROUNDUP NE 3447 M M M M  
ROUNDUP NW 3636 M M M M  
ROY BLM 3082 M M M M  
SCOBEY N MDA 2407 M M M M  
SIDNEY ARC 2278 M M M M  
TERRY BLM 2338 M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 32 32 32 38 43  
TOSTON SW MDA 4076 M M M M  
TWIN BRIDGES 4783 M M M M  
UTICA 11SW 5070 30 31 33 35 37  
VANDALIA N 2598 M M M M  
VIRGINIA CITY 7371 M M M M  
WARREN E BLM 5239 M M M M  
WHITEFISH N 3022 M M M M  
ZORTMAN E BLM 3085 M M M M  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 M M  
AKZADA 4327 M M  
ARROW CREEK 3956 M M  
AVON NORTH 5085 M M  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 M M  
BIDDLE 3418 M M  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 M M  
BOULDER PASS 5600 M M  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 M M  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 M M  
BROWNING 4419 M M  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 M M  
COMERSTOWN 2099 M M  
COW CREEK 2500 M M  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 M M  
DEARBORN 3500 M M  
DENTON 3557 M M  
DICKEY LAKE 3487 M M  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 M M  
EKALAKA 3687 M M  
ESSEX 3875 M M  
FLATHEAD BRDG 2851 M M  
GARRISON 4327 M M  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 M M  
GEYSER 4138 M M  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 M M  
GREENOUGH 4070 M M  
HAYS 3697 M M  
HELMVILLE 4199 M M  
ROCK SPRINGS 2998 M M  
HOMESTAKE PSS 6385 M M  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 M M  
INGOMAR 3018 M M  
INVERNESS 3300 M M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 M M  
KARST 5698 M M  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 M M  
LINDSAY DIVID 3198 M M  
LOMA 2557 M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 M M  
LUFBOROUGH HL 2998 M M  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 M M  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 M M  
MCDONALDS 2401 M M  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 M M  
MONIDA PASS 6824 M M  
NAVAJO 2570 M M  
NINEMILE 4301 M M  
NORRIS HILL 5695 M M  
PENDROY 4199 M M  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 M M  
REEDPOINT 3890 M M  
ROGERS PASS 5406 M M  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 M M  
SACO 2177 M M  
SIEBEN 4040 M M  
SIOUX PASS 2480 M M  
SWAN LAKE 3567 M M  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 M M  
SWEET GRASS 3690 M M  
TROUT CREEK 2384 M M  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 M M  
US2 STATELINE 2099 M M  
YAAK HILL 2201 M M  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 M M  
 
SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH  
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.  
VALUES AT, NEAR OR BELOW ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.  
ELEV 2IN 4IN 6IN 8IN 12IN 20IN 30/36 40IN  
ABSAROKEE W 4599 M M M M  
ARGENTA BLM 6253 M M M M  
BATTLE CK SD 3229 M M M M  
BELFRY E BLM 3920 M M M M  
BENCHLAND NE 4258 M M M M  
BENTON LAKE W 3710 M M M M  
BROADUS BLM 3175 M M M M  
BROADVIEW E 4018 M M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 7 8 6 4 5  
BUTTE MBMG MT 5818 M M M M  
CAPITOL BLM 3311 M M M M  
CASCADE E MDA 3408 M M M M  
CHARLO HTS 3702 M M M M  
CHERRY RIDGE 3028 M M M M  
CHINOOK E MDA 2387 M M M M  
CHOTEAU NE 3793 M M M M  
CHURCHILL S 4794 M M M M  
CLEARWATER SW 3873 M M M M  
COFFEE CREEK 3727 M M M M  
CONRAD ARC 3721 M M M M  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 10 0 5 M  
COONEY RESVR 4720 M M M M  
CORVALLIS ARC 3597 M M M M  
CROW AGENCY E 3107 M M M M  
DAGMAR MDA NW 2141 M M M M  
DILLON NE MDA 5054 M M M M  
EDGAR E MDA 3495 M M M M  
FORT BENTON E 3255 M M M M  
FORT KEOGH N 2706 M M M M  
FORT KEOGH SE 2448 M M M M  
FORT KEOGH SW 2806 M M M M  
FROID MDA NE 2078 M M M M  
GILDFORD N MD 2791 M M M M  
GLASGOW W MDA 2117 M M M M  
GLENDIVE BLM 2346 M M M M  
HARDIN N MDA 2850 M M M M  
HARDING CO SD 3230 M M M M  
HAVRE ARC 2711 M M M M  
HOGELAND SE 3108 M M M M  
HOT SPGS NE-L 3418 M M M M  
HOT SPGS NE-U 4994 M M M M  
HUNTLEY ARC 3038 M M M M  
INGOMAR NE 3098 M M M M  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 9 16 20 17 15  
KALISPELL ARC 2949 M M M M  
KIDD BLM 6273 M M M M  
LEDGER N MDA 3448 M M M M  
LOLO W MBMG 3238 M M M M  
LOMA S 2809 M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 25 37  
LUBRECHT FRST 4099 M M M M  
MCCARTNEY MTN 6099 M M M M  
MACDONALD PSS 6335 M M M M  
MALTA W MDA 2260 M M M M  
MANHATTAN S 4379 M M M M  
MELVILLE SE 4709 M M M M  
MILES CITY S 2476 M M M M  
MOCCASIN ARC 4255 M M M M  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 16 28 29 9 8  
MOIESE MDA N 2840 M M M M  
MOLT W 4171 M M M M  
OILMONT E MDA 3574 M M M M  
PLEVNA BLM 3039 M M M M  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 8 8 4 5 4  
POWER S 3718 M M M M  
PUMPKIN CK 2743 M M M M  
RAPELJE N 4197 M M M M  
REED POINT NE 4251 M M M M  
REED POINT S 4712 M M M M  
ROUNDUP NE 4251 M M M M  
FOUNDUP NW 3636 M M M M  
ROY BLM 3082 M M M M  
SCOBEY N MDA 2407 M M M M  
SIDNEY ARC 2278 M M M M  
TERRY BLM 2338 M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 10 16 35 37 7  
TOSTON SW MDA 4076 M M M M  
TWIN BRIDGES 4783 M M M M  
UTICA 11SW 5070 6 11 10 11 8  
VANDALIA N 2598 M M M M  
VIRGINIA CITY 7371 M M M M  
WARREN E BLM 5239 M M M M  
WHITEFISH N 3022 M M M M  
ZORTMAN E BLM 3085 M M M M  
 
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. RESULTING VALUES OF  
GREATER THAN 50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.  
 
SOIL MOISTURE (SOIL TENSION) /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 M M M M  
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  
 
0-10 CENTIBARS = SATURATED SOIL  
10-30 CENTIBARS = SOIL IS ADEQUATELY WET  
30-60 CENTIBARS = SOME WATERING NECESSARY FOR MOST SOILS  
60-85 CENTIBARS = SOME WATERING NECESSARY FOR HEAVY CLAY SOILS  
85+ CENTIBARS = SOIL IS DRY TO VERY DRY  
.END  
 
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