597  
FPUS85 KTFX 231230  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 AM MDT TUE OCT 23 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 38 37 40 41  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 42 45 44 47  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 39 40 43 43 44  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 34 35 37 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 37 42 45 45 49  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 32  
GREAT FALLS 3776 42 45 45 48  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 40 43 45 48 50  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 38 41 43 48 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 35 36 33 41  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 518 518 518 518  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 37 38 39  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 42 41 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 39  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 42 43 42 42  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 42 45 47 49 51  
MT LOCKHART 6400 35 35 36 37  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 33 35 37 38  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 37 -10 41 -10 51  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 42 44 46 49 51  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 38 43 45 49 51  
UTICA 11SW 5070 39 42 45 46 46  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 71 37 39 44  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 34 34 38 40  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 34 35 36 38  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 41 53  
ALZADA DOT 4327 35 53  
ARROW CREEK 3956 37 56  
AVON NORTH 5085 34 34  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 M M  
BEAVER HILL 2551 36 49  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 41 51  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 35 35  
BOULDER PASS 5600 35 49  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 38 52  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 37 52  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 41 54  
COMERSTOWN 2099 29 46  
COW CREEK 2500 32 50  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 30 49  
DEARBORN 3500 72 51  
DENTON DOT 3557 40 52  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 33 54  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 35 52  
ESSEX DOT 3875 31 46  
GARRISON DOT 4327 35 53  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 34 46  
GEYSER DOT 4138 35 50  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 39 53  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 35 51  
HAYS DOT 3697 44 51  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 35 53  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 37 51  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 42 56  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 38 54  
INVERNESS 3300 44 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 35 49  
KARST DOT 5698 32 48  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 38 45  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 39 57  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 36 52  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 35 47  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 37 52  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 31 46  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 37 57  
MONIDA PASS 6824 38 50  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 25 48  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 33 44  
NORRIS HILL 5695 37 42  
PENDROY DOT 4199 36 48  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 34 45  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 32 53  
ROGERS PASS 5406 41 48  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 36 51  
SACO DOT 2177 35 49  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 36 50  
SIOUX PASS 2480 29 51  
SWAN LAKE 3567 33 48  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 38 55  
SWEET GRASS 3690 36 48  
TROUT CREEK 2384 33 49  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 30 48  
US2 STATELINE 2099 34 50  
YAAK HILL 2201 38 49  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 38 55  
 
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 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 10 23 2 5  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 13 15 12 6 10  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 21 30 24 23 21  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 8 0 2 M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 17 25 32 24 25  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 20 29 31 20 16  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 21 0 18 9  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 M M M M  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 15 20 9 139  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 3 41  
MANY GLACIER 4900 10  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 1 0 0 2  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 20 26 26 13 8  
MT LOCKHART 6400 16 33 36  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 35 35 29 32  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 16 0 17 0 13  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 19 27 39 46 8  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 12 16 16 9 8  
UTICA 11SW 5070 9 16 9 10 7  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 131 3 0 0  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 25 23 22 24  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 12 18 7 25  
 
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 150 200 200 65  
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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