651  
FPUS85 KTFX 220030  
OPUTFX  
 
MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
630 PM MDT SUN JUL 21 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 58 50 50 48  
BOZEMAN EXPST 4774 63 65 66 64  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 82 78 70 73 69  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 30 30 31 M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 83 68 65 62 60  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 41  
GREAT FALLS 3776 80 73 71 67  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 71 64 62 61 58  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 76 72 69 69 M  
LAKEVIEW NR 7400 58 53 45 46  
LAKEVIEW 15NW 7800 518 518 518 518  
LINCOLN 11SE 7020 46 45 44  
LINDSAY SCAN 2680 M M M M M  
LOOKOUT PASS 5140 M 48 45 M  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 41 43 43 43  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 80 70 64 61 58  
MT LOCKHART 6400 M M M M  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 56 51 50 45  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 76 -10 71 -10 65  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 76 69 58 59 54  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 86 67 66 65 60  
UTICA 11SW 5070 78 71 62 61 58  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 54 49 46 41  
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 102 78  
ALZADA DOT 4327 98 82  
ARROW CREEK 3956 102 80  
AVON NORTH 5085 107 11  
BEARSMOUTH 3901 110 78  
BEAVER HILL 2551 105 85  
BIDDLE DOT 3418 101 93  
BIG HOLE PASS 7400 M M  
BOULDER PASS 5600 112 80  
BOWMANS CORNR 4301 67 77  
BOZEMAN PASS 5748 102 77  
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898 114 84  
COMERSTOWN 2099 108 78  
COW CREEK 2500 118 81  
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030 M M  
DEEP CREEK 5870 M M  
DEARBORN 3500 101 78  
DENTON DOT 3557 114 77  
E LIVINGSTON 4555 101 80  
EKALAKA DOT 3687 98 80  
ESSEX DOT 3875 86 66  
GARRISON DOT 4327 98 81  
GEORGETOWN LK 6339 111 70  
GEYSER DOT 4138 104 73  
GOVERNMENT HL 3165 111 83  
GREENOUGH HL 4070 117 78  
HAYS DOT 3697 108 74  
HELMVILLE DOT 4199 109 74  
HILLSIDE DOT 2998 100 86  
HYSHAM HILLS 3549 115 81  
INGOMAR DOT 3018 113 82  
INVERNESS 3300 110 M  
JUDITH GAP 4677 109 80  
KARST DOT 5698 M M  
LAME DEER 4327 M M  
LEWISTOWN DVD 4622 101 74  
LINDSAY DIV 3198 M M  
LOMA DOT 2557 120 79  
LOOKOUT PASS 4540 105 69  
MACDONALD PSS 6320 102 68  
MALTA SOUTH 3122 111 77  
MCDONALDS DOT 2401 107 81  
MONARCH CANYN 5218 105 73  
MONIDA PASS 6824 116 75  
NAVAHO DOT 2570 M M  
NINEMILE DOT 4301 112 79  
NORRIS HILL 5695 107 80  
PENDROY DOT 4199 103 76  
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778 109 66  
REEDPOINT DOT 3890 106 76  
ROGERS PASS 5406 112 69  
ROSCOE HILL 5337 106 76  
SACO DOT 2177 116 61  
SIEBEN DOT 4040 102 61  
SIOUX PASS 2480 82 81  
SWAN LAKE 3567 86 73  
SWEENEY CREEK 2598 113 85  
SWEET GRASS 3690 110 72  
TROUT CREEK 2384 118 78  
TWO MEDICINE 4920 98 67  
US2 STATELINE 2099 107 82  
YAAK HILL 2201 117 78  
YELLOWSTONE B 3194 99 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 10 21 7 10  
BOZEMAN 12SE 6860 M M M  
BRUSETT 4SE 2643 14 13 15 7 15  
CAMERON 15SW 8800 M M M M  
CONRAD SCAN 3706 13 23 32 37 23  
COOKE CITY NR 8700 M M M M  
FLATTOP MTN 6300 0  
HAVRE SCAN 2710 8 26 24 26 25  
JORDAN SCAN 2820 21 32 38 41 20  
LAKEVIEW NEAR 7400 10 6 29 17  
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 27 45  
MANY GLACIER 4900 M  
MAXVILLE NR 7210 M M M M  
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256 16 21 23 16 11  
MT LOCKHART 6400 M M M  
NEIHART 12SE 8100 35 36 31 35  
POPLAR 13NE 2085 14 0 18 0 13  
SIDNEY SCAN 2274 M M M M M  
THREE FKS SCN 4775 21 31 27 32 7  
TIBER DAM SCN 3225 10 18 19 11 7  
UTICA 11SW 5070 8 17 12 15 11  
W YELLOWSTONE 6700 M M M M  
W YELLOWST SO 8150 20 22 26 31  
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 69 87 59 54  
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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