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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT Sun Sep 25 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    50    54        59          59
Broadus BLM   3175           M         M           M     M
Broadview E   4018           M         M           M     M
Brusett 4SE   2643    50    53        57          57          58
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    55    58        61          58          60
Cooke City NR 8700          42        43          43           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    51    56        60          63           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        46          45           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    54    58        61          60          60
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    48    53        60          60          62
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    52    56        58          60          60
Toston SW MDA 4076           M         M           M     M
Twin Bridges  4783           M         M           M     M
Utica 11SW    5070    51    56        58          58          57
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     8     8         8           4           6
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           4           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     8    14        21          20          19
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         3          45
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     8    11        16          11           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     6     5         3           5           5
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    16    25        40          40           8
Toston SW MDA 4076           M         M           M     M
Twin Bridges  4783           M         M           M     M
Utica 11SW    5070     5    10         8          10           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
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