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FPUS85 KTFX 180030  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 PM MDT TUE SEP 17 2019  
 
   
.. 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 49 49 50 49  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 59 61 61 61  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 63 63 61 62 60  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 30 30 31 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 66 63 63 60 60  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 M  
GREAT FALLS 3776 65 64 64 63  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 M M M M M  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 65 65 64 63 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 49 49 44 48  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 M M M M  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 46 45 44  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 49 48 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 48 49 49 -460  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 62 62 61 60 58  
MT LOCKHART 6400 M M M M  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 49 48 48 47  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 68 -10 64 -10 63  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 60 60 58 59 57  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 71 63 62 62 60  
UTICA 11SW 5070 58 57 57 57 56  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 43 46 47 46  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 32 33 33 34  
 
GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT  
SITES  
 
ABERDEEN HILL 4101 55 72  
ALZADA DOT 4327 74 75  
ARROW CREEK 3956 57 76  
AVON NORTH 5085 66 66  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 75 69  
BEAVER HILL 2551 85 79  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 81 83  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 63 63  
BOULDER PASS 5600 68 66  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 81 70  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 67 67  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 58 72  
COMERSTOWN 2099 M M  
COW CREEK 2500 79 72  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 M M  
DEARBORN 3500 72 71  
DENTON DOT 3557 71 69  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 68 73  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 67 72  
ESSEX DOT 3875 59 66  
GARRISON DOT 4327 63 69  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 56 59  
GEYSER DOT 4138 68 66  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 63 77  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 73 69  
HAYS DOT 3697 62 69  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 69 68  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 65 75  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 60 75  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 63 74  
INVERNESS 3300 73 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 60 66  
KARST DOT 5698 M M  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 56 67  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 87 74  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 66 65  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 58 62  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 69 72  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 82 72  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 66 66  
MONIDA PASS 6824 61 62  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 70 71  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 67 71  
NORRIS HILL 5695 66 72  
PENDROY DOT 4199 73 67  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 60 66  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 70 69  
ROGERS PASS 5406 63 64  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 68 69  
SACO DOT 2177 75 59  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 70 72  
SIOUX PASS 2480 71 72  
SWAN LAKE 3567 64 66  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 63 78  
SWEET GRASS 3690 71 66  
TROUT CREEK 2384 72 70  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 68 62  
US2 STATELINE 2099 86 72  
YAAK HILL 2201 79 69  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 57 73  
 
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 8 15 5 9  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 19 18 17 7 15  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 12 20 30 36 24  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 M M M M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 M  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 M M M M M  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 27 36 40 43 20  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 6 1 21 11  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 M M M M  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 M M M M  
LINDSAY SCAN 2860 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 4 48  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 0 0 0 M  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 18 25 21 14 10  
MT LOCKHART 6400 M M M  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 36 36 29 33  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 20 0 19 0 13  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 19 29 41 29 8  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 13 18 18 11 6  
UTICA 11SW 5070 10 18 11 13 9  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 21 22 25 30  
WHITE SS 13SE 7600 130 132 133 140  
 
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 137 200 200 80  
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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