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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 PM MDT FRI MAY 29 2020  
 
   
.. 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 67 61 54 49  
ALBERTON NR 6150 33 44 34 34  
ARGENTA BLM 6253 83 61 54 M  
BATTLE CK SD 3229 55 53 51 M  
BELFRY E BLM 3920 70 64 57 52  
BENCHLAND NE 4258 53 49 47 46  
BENTON LAKE W 3710 63 63 55 50 47  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 58 59 58 54  
BROADUS BLM 3175 75 65 59 M  
BROADVIEW E 4018 74 63 56 51  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 67 64 58 60 56  
BUTTE MBMG MT 5818 70 62 57 M  
CAPITOL BLM 3311 65 58 54 M  
CASCADE E MDA 3408 66 62 55 51  
CHARLO HTS MD 3702 68 62 56 53  
CHERRY RIDGE 3028 71 62 56 M  
CHINOOK E MDA 2387 76 65 56 51  
CHOTEAU NE 3793 58 52 49 46  
CHURCHILL S 4794 66 57 53 49  
CLEARWATER SW 3873 65 60 54 51  
COFFEE CREEK 3727 57 58 55 50  
CONRAD ARC 3721 61 56 50 47  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 79 66 68 51 47  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 31 34 37 M  
COONEY RESVR 4720 63 57 53 M  
CORVALLIS ARC 3597 97 M 64 61 55  
CROW AGENCY E 3107 73 63 58 53  
DILLON NE MDA 5054 63 54 49 46  
EDGAR E MDA 3495 64 57 53 50  
FORT BENTON E 3255 75 62 60 55 52  
FORT KEOGH N 2706 M 67 59 M  
FORT KEOGH SE 2448 72 68 60 M  
FORT KEOGH SW 2806 75 69 60 M  
GILDFORD N MD 2791 66 56 51 48  
GLASGOW W MDA 2117 58 55 51 47  
GLENDIVE BLM 2346 75 66 58 M  
GREAT FALLS 3776 72 65 63 60  
HARDIN N MDA 2850 72 66 60 54  
HARDING CO SD 3230 58 M 53 M  
HAVRE ARC 2711 67 63 56 51  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 M M M M M  
HOGELAND SE 3108 76 60 55 50  
HOT SPGS NE-L 3418 63 58 55 M  
HOT SPGS NE-U 4994 61 54 48 44  
HUNTLEY ARC 3038 92 M 63 59 53  
INGOMAR NE 3098 72 65 60 56  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 65 63 59 54 M  
KALISPELL ARC 2949 M 59 54 50  
KIDD BLM 6273 80 62 56 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 53 45 36 36  
LEDGER N MDA 3448 71 64 54 50  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 46 45 44  
LOLO W MBMG 3238 71 M 60 56 52  
LOMA S 2809 64 57 53 50  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 38 36 M  
LUBRECHT FRST 4099 60 58 52 M  
MCCARTNEY MTN 6099 82 65 56 M  
MACDONALD PSS 6335 67 52 47 M  
MALTA W MDA 2260 62 57 53 48  
MANHATTAN S 4379 63 57 53 48  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 48 44 40  
MELVILLE SE 4709 64 60 55 51  
MILES CITY S 2476 66 61 56 51  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 65 61 56 52 49  
MOCCASIN ARC 4255 62 58 53 48  
MOLT W 4171 66 61 56 51  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 32 32 33 33  
OILMONT E MDA 3574 73 59 53 48  
PLEVNA BLM 3039 72 61 56 M  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 61 -10 57 -10 51  
POWER S 3718 72 61 56 51  
PUMPKIN CK 2743 69 63 57 M  
RAPELJE N 4197 68 62 56 52  
REED POINT NE 4251 73 62 56 52  
REED POINT S 4712 62 60 54 50  
ROUNDUP NE 3447 66 61 55 51  
ROUNDUP NW 3636 72 61 55 M  
ROY BLM 3082 70 64 59 54  
SCOBEY N MDA 2407 61 54 49 44  
SIDNEY ARC 2278 63 59 54 50  
TERRY BLM 2338 74 67 58 M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 71 65 58 54 48  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 76 67 62 55 50  
TOSTON SW MDA 4076 74 62 57 52  
TWIN BRIDGES 4783 66 61 57 52  
UTICA 11SW 5070 70 62 54 52 49  
VANDALIA N 2598 65 59 55 M  
VIRGINIA CITY 7371 67 52 45 M  
WARREN E BLM 5239 87 71 60 M  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
WHITEFISH N 3022 51 46 41 39  
ZORTMAN E BLM 3085 77 71 60 M  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 102 69  
AKZADA 4327 86 67  
ARROW CREEK 3956 98 69  
AVON NORTH 5085 97 97  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 96 70  
BEAVER HILL 2551 84 72  
BIDDLE 3418 88 88  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 107 11  
BOULDER PASS 5600 M M  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 106 71  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 104 66  
BROWNING 4419 104 64  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 100 73  
COMERSTOWN 2099 95 63  
COW CREEK 2500 88 68  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 M M  
DEARBORN 3500 82 71  
DENTON 3557 98 68  
DICKEY LAKE 3487 114 65  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 104 70  
EKALAKA 3687 84 64  
ESSEX 3875 87 59  
FLATHEAD BRDG 2851 102 71  
GARRISON 4327 95 71  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 102 61  
GEYSER 4138 95 64  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 84 72  
GREENOUGH 4070 97 70  
HAYS 3697 85 62  
HELMVILLE 4199 96 67  
ROCK SPRINGS 2998 91 72  
HOMESTAKE PSS 6385 M M  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 93 69  
INGOMAR 3018 90 71  
INVERNESS 3300 103 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 84 67  
KARST 5698 M M  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 86 63  
LINDSAY DIVID 3198 M M  
LOMA 2557 108 68  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 107 63  
LUFBOROUGH HL 2998 M M  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 91 59  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 92 69  
MCDONALDS 2401 91 68  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 90 65  
MONIDA PASS 6824 101 67  
NAVAJO 2570 88 64  
NINEMILE 4301 108 70  
NORRIS HILL 5695 105 94  
PENDROY 4199 103 71  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 95 72  
REEDPOINT 3890 92 68  
ROGERS PASS 5406 72 62  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 104 67  
SACO 2177 98 50  
SIEBEN 4040 M M  
SIOUX PASS 2480 66 66  
SWAN LAKE 3567 84 68  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 92 75  
SWEET GRASS 3690 107 68  
TROUT CREEK 2384 114 70  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 93 62  
US2 STATELINE 2099 86 66  
YAAK HILL 2201 118 76  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 91 70  
 
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 30 30 31  
ALBERTON NR 6150 M 30 M M  
ARGENTA BLM 6253 M 20 20 25  
BATTLE CK SD 3229 M 35 35 41  
BELFRY E BLM 3920 M 18 18 17  
BENCHLAND NE 4258 M 35 35 34  
BENTON LAKE W 3710 63 55 50 47  
BROADUS BLM 3175 M 14 14 14  
BROADVIEW E 4018 M 19 19 23  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 13 13 14 6 14  
BUTTE MBMG MT 5818 M 18 18 21  
CAPITOL BLM 3311 M 33 33 44  
CASCADE E MDA 3408 M 23 23 22  
CHARLO HTS 3702 M 24 24 12  
CHERRY RIDGE 3028 M 14 14 27  
CHINOOK E MDA 2387 M 18 18 27  
CHOTEAU NE 3793 M 17 17 25  
CHURCHILL S 4794 M 15 15 22  
CLEARWATER SW 3873 M 30 30 26  
COFFEE CREEK 3727 M 26 26 40  
CONRAD ARC 3721 M 30 30 36  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 31 36 35 39 25  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 M M M M  
COONEY RESVR 4720 M 33 33 28  
CORVALLIS ARC 3597 19 M M 24  
CROW AGENCY E 3107 M 21 21 31  
DILLON NE MDA 5054 M 21 21 30  
EDGAR E MDA 3495 M 29 29 22  
FORT BENTON E 3255 M 31 31 29  
FORT KEOGH N 2706 M M M 41  
FORT KEOGH SE 2448 M 30 30 27  
FORT KEOGH SW 2806 M 30 30 25  
GILDFORD N MD 2791 M 15 15 19  
GLASGOW W MDA 2117 M 37 37 48  
GLENDIVE BLM 2346 M 23 23 20  
HARDIN N MDA 2850 M 18 18 24  
HARDING CO SD 3230 M 29 29 M  
HAVRE ARC 2711 M 24 24 30  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 M M M M M  
HOGELAND SE 3108 M 13 13 22  
HOT SPGS NE-L 3418 M 14 14 23  
HOT SPGS NE-U 4994 M 27 27 25  
HUNTLEY ARC 3038 29 M M 40  
INGOMAR NE 3098 M 19 19 24  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 14 28 38 40 20  
KALISPELL ARC 2949 24 M M 35  
KIDD BLM 6273 M 14 14 21  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 28 16 36 29  
LEDGER N MDA 3448 M 17 17 26  
LOLO W MBMG 3238 21 M M 22  
LOMA S 2809 M 11 11 17  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 39 36  
LUBRECHT FRST 4099 M 33 33 31  
MCCARTNEY MTN 6099 M 20 20 18  
MACDONALD PSS 6335 M 32 32 21  
MALTA W MDA 2260 M 22 22 35  
MANHATTAN S 4379 M 14 14 23  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MELVILLE SE 4709 M 30 30 31  
MILES CITY S 2476 M 28 28 28  
MOCCASIN ARC 4255 M 32 32 41  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 20 26 33 24 18  
MOLT W 4171 M 20 20 20  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 38 38 32 37  
OILMONT E MDA 3574 M 21 21 28  
PLEVNA BLM 3039 M 24 24 22  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 13 0 14 0 14  
POWER S 3718 M 20 20 23  
PUMPKIN CK 2743 M 21 21 21  
RAPELJE N 4197 M 30 30 26  
REED POINT NE 4251 M 25 25 30  
REED POINT S 4712 M 22 22 28  
ROUNDUP NE 4251 M 13 13 17  
FOUNDUP NW 3636 M 33 33 29  
ROY BLM 3082 M 31 31 32  
SCOBEY N MDA 2407 M 24 24 30  
SIDNEY ARC 2278 M 30 30 31  
TERRY BLM 2338 M 29 29 32  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 9 19 37 38 7  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 20 30 34 16 6  
TOSTON SW MDA 4076 M 18 18 18  
TWIN BRIDGES 4783 M 7 7 10  
UTICA 11SW 5070 12 20 13 15 12  
VANDALIA N 2598 M 29 29 36  
VIRGINIA CITY 7371 M 34 34 35  
WARREN E BLM 5239 M 7 7 9  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
WHITEFISH N 3022 M 66 66 65  
ZORTMAN E BLM 3085 M 22 22 20  
 
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 25 29 22 29  
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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