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USDA 



United States Department of Agriculture 
National Agricultural Statistics Service 

Crop Weather Report 



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Issue: 08-32 

Issued: Weekly: Apr-Oct 
Monthly: Nov-Mar 

Weather Summary 



Montana Field Office ■ 10 W 15 St, 
(406) 441-1240 ■ (406) 441-1250 



Suite 3100 ■ Helena, MT 59626 
FAX ■ www.nass.usda.gov/mt 



Montana received below normal precipitation for the week 
ending October 19*. Glasgow received the most weekly 
accumulated precipitation at 0.77 of an inch. Highs were 
mostly in the 60s and 70s, and lows were mostly in the 
teens and 20s. Hardin had the high temperature of 79 
degrees, and Wisdom and Boulder shared the low of 6 
degrees. Topsoil moisture adequate and surplus, at 75 
percent, is above last week's 72 percent, last year's 58 
percent, and the five-year average of 49 percent. Subsoil 
moisture adequate and surplus is 54 percent, down from 
last week's 56 percent, but above last year's 35 percent 
and the five-year average of 27 percent. The number of 
days suitable for field work was 4.6 days, down from the 
previous week's 5.7 days. 

The weather outlook for October 27"' through November 2"'' 
is for above normal temperatures and near normal 
precipitation west of the continental divide and for above 
normal temperatures and above normal precipitation east 
of the divide. Normal temperatures for this period in 
Montana are highs in the lower 40s to the lower 50s and 
lows in the upper teens to the lower 30s. 



Field Crops Report 

Heavy snow storms delayed sugar beet harvest last week. 
Producers, which are behind on harvest this year, are hoping 
to finish harvesting beets before they freeze. Seventy-one 
percent of winter wheat has emerged, and forty-seven 
percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition. Corn 
condition is similar to last year and has improved compared 
to last week. Corn for silage harvest is almost complete. 



Released: Oct. 20, 2008 

For the Week Ending: 
Oct. 19, 2008 



Soil Moisture & Field This Last Last 5 Yr 
Work Table Week Week Year Avg 



Topsoil Moisture 










Very Short 


3 


6 


6 


20 


Short 


22 


22 


36 


31 


Adequate 


68 


66 


55 


46 


Surplus 


7 


6 


3 


3 


Subsoil Moisture 










Very Short 


18 


19 


24 


37 


Short 


28 


25 


41 


36 


Adequate 


52 


55 


34 


26 


Surplus 


2 


1 


1 


1 


Days Suitable for Fieldwork 








Days 


4.6 


5.7 


5.8 


5.3 



Topsoil Moisture, Montana - October 19, 2008 



H Current Week 
■ Previous Year 
D 5-yr Avg 




Very Short Short Adequate Surplus 

Condition 



^ ^ J-*- -.- ui This Last Last 5 Yr 

Crop Condition Table ,., , ,., , 

'^ Week Week Year Avg 

Corn 



Very Poor 


1 


1 





n/a 


Poor 


1 


3 


4 


n/a 


Fair 


13 


16 


11 


n/a 


Good 


65 


62 


69 


n/a 


Excellent 


20 


18 


16 


n/a 


Winter Wheat 










Very Poor 


1 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


Poor 


3 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


Fair 


49 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


Good 


42 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


Excellent 


5 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 



_ _ _ . , This Last Last 5 Yr 

Crop Progress Table ,,, , ,,, , „ 
•^ ^ Week Week Year 



Avg 



Planted 










Winter Wheat 


96 


93 


95 


96 


Emerged 










Winter Wheat 


71 


56 


70 


65 


Harvested 










Corn for Grain 


4 


3 


28 


18 


Corn for Silage 


99 


85 


100 


97 


Potatoes 


79 


63 


85 


85 


Sugar Beets 


54 


53 


78 


62 



Livestock Report 

Recent moisture received during the month has improved 
range and pasture feed conditions. Thirty-six percent is rated 
good to excellent compared to 33 percent the previous week 
and 29 percent last year. Only 11 percent of livestock are 
receiving supplemental feed. 



Range & Livestock This 


Last 


Last 


5Yr 


Table Week 


Week 


Year 


Avg 


Range and Pasture Feed Conditio 


n 






Very Poor 8 


14 


15 


20 


Poor 17 


18 


19 


24 


Fair 39 


35 


37 


34 


Good 32 


29 


25 


19 


Excellent 4 


4 


4 


3 


Livestock Moved From Summer Ranges 






Cattle and Calves 66 


66 


64 


68 


Sheep and Lambs 72 


72 


71 


71 


Livestock Receiving Supplemental Feed 






Cattle and Calves 11 


11 


13 


14 


Sheep and Lambs 11 


8 


12 


13 



This information is also available on the Internet at : http://www.nass.usda.gov/mt/ 
Completed and Summarized by: In conjunction with: MSU Extension Agents 

USDA, NASS, Montana Field Office USDA County Service Centers 



Weather Information for th 


e Week ending 10/19/2008 
















Station ID 




Precipitation 


Temperature 


GDDs 


This Week 


Ap 


ril 1 to Date 


October 1 to Date 


Hi 1 


LOW 


AVG 


B50 


DFN 


Total 


DFN 


Total f 


DFN 


%NRM 


Total 


DFN 1 


%NRM 


NORTHWEST 




























Alberton 


66 


25 


43 


1 


+ 1 


0.17 


+0.02 


9.06 


+0.46 


105 


1.06 


+0.55 


208 


Anaconda 


68 


14 


44 


2 


+2 


0.01 


-0.15 


9.74 


+0.24 


103 


0.60 


+0.08 


115 


Clinton 


67 


25 


45 


2 


+2 


0.15 


-0.06 


10.66 


+2.44 


130 


0.45 


-0.12 


79 


Corvallis 


73 


23 


45 


3 


+3 


0.01 


-0.13 


5.52 


-2.42 


70 


0.17 


-0.32 


35 


Creston 


63 


27 


46 


6 


+6 


0.08 


-0.20 


10.65 


-2.09 


84 


0.51 


-0.25 


67 


Deer Lodge 


69 


15 


41 





+0 


0.03 


-0.11 


7.79 


-0.80 


91 


0.46 


+0.06 


115 


Drummond 


67 


18 


41 





+0 


0.04 


-0.10 


8.84 


+0.23 


103 


0.48 


-0.02 


96 


Hamilton 


73 


27 


46 


12 


+ 12 


0.00 


-0.14 


2.62 


-5.42 


33 


0.00 


-0.44 





Kalispell 


64 


24 


47 


7 


+7 


0.13 


-0.08 


8.54 


-1.45 


85 


0.32 


-0.25 


56 


IVIissoula 


68 


29 


46 


5 


+5 


0.26 


+0.11 


7.38 


-1 77 


86 


0.53 


+0.02 


104 


OIney 


59 


12 


37 





+0 


0.28 


-0.02 


9.11 


-2.54 


78 


0.98 


+0.20 


126 


Poison 


69 


26 


47 


11 


+ 11 


0.08 


-0.13 


10.16 


-0.23 


98 


0.81 


+0.15 


123 


St Ignatius 


72 


25 


49 


13 


+ 13 


0.17 


-0.11 


10.89 


-0.21 


98 


0.83 


+0.07 


109 


Seeley Lake 


66 


22 


42 


4 


+4 


0.01 


-0.27 


6.78 


-3.12 


68 


0.28 


-0.48 


37 


Sula 


69 


17 


43 


1 


+ 1 


0.07 


-0.20 


9.18 


-1.48 


86 


0.59 


-0.10 


86 


Superior 


72 


26 


49 


13 


+ 12 


0.02 


-0.26 


12.15 


+3.25 


137 


0.40 


-0.24 


63 


Swan Lake 


67 


20 


42 


4 


+4 


0.28 


-0.19 


11.27 


-2.15 


84 


0.54 


-0.65 


45 


Thompson Falls 


66 


28 


48 


10 


+8 


0.06 


-0.31 


8.54 


-1.95 


81 


0.44 


-0.47 


48 


West Glacier 


62 


25 


45 


5 


+5 


0.11 


-0.34 


11.95 


-1AQ 


83 


0.45 


-0.72 


38 


NORTH CENTRAL 




























Chester 


69 


19 


44 


12 


+ 12 


0.01 


-0.10 


10.15 


+1.60 


119 


0.05 


-0.30 


14 


Chinook 


72 


19 


41 


3 


+3 


0.00 


-0.14 


11.71 


+1.23 


112 


0.01 


-0.45 


2 


Choteau 


70 


16 


45 


13 


+8 


0.00 


-0.14 


11.21 


+2.27 


125 


0.04 


-0.34 


11 


Cut Bank 


67 


17 


44 


14 


+ 14 


0.03 


-0.06 


12.32 


+ 1.91 


118 


0.10 


-0.23 


30 


Ft Assinniboine 


72 


20 


43 


8 


+8 


0.12 


-0.04 


10.50 


+0.18 


102 


0.12 


-0.40 


23 


Fort Benton 


72 


20 


44 


14 


+7 


0.18 


-0.01 


12.34 


+ 1.75 


117 


0.28 


-0.27 


51 


Goldbutte 


68 


20 


45 


7 


+7 


0.09 


-0.05 


13.18 


+2.12 


119 


0.13 


-0.36 


27 


Harlem 


73 


18 


45 


11 


+ 11 


0.10 


-0.01 


9.55 


+0.05 


101 


0?? 


-0.19 


54 


Havre 


73 


20 


46 


25 


+25 


0.00 


-0.14 


8.80 


+0.04 


100 


0.01 


-0.39 


3 


IVlalta 


72 


18 


45 


13 


+ 13 


0.21 


+0.05 


10.37 


-0.09 


99 


1.13 


+0.61 


217 


Rudyard 


69 


21 


42 


8 


+8 


0.00 


-0.09 


11.47 


+3.10 


137 


0.00 


-0.33 





Shelby 


68 


15 


44 


10 


+ 10 


0.00 


-0.14 


10.50 


+1.00 


111 


0.04 


-0.34 


11 


Turner 


70 


19 


45 


7 


+7 


0.00 


-0.07 


10.97 


+ 1.65 


118 


0.43 


+0.13 


143 


Valier 


64 


20 


45 


7 


+4 


0.00 


-0.14 


10.14 


-0.17 


98 


0.04 


-0.35 


10 


NORTHEAST 




























Bredette 


68 


23 


41 


6 


+6 


0.22 


+0.08 


10.33 


-0.71 


94 


1.00 


+0.54 


217 


Culbertson 


73 


23 


43 


5 


+5 


0.06 


-0.10 


8.37 


-3.11 


73 


1.33 


+0.77 


237 


Glasgow 


72 


25 


42 


12 


+ 12 


0.77 


+0.63 


11.65 


+2.50 


127 


1 77 


+0.76 


265 


Glendive 


75 


26 


45 


11 


+9 


0.05 


-0.16 


9.83 


-1.27 


89 


1.33 


+0.66 


199 


Jordan 


74 


27 


43 


14 


+ 14 


0.27 


+0.06 


10.19 


-0.02 


100 


0.92 


+0.32 


153 


Nashua 


73 


21 


44 


9 


+ 1 


0.15 


-0.04 


12.08 


+2.08 


121 


1 77 


+0.67 


777 


Opheim 


61 


22 


39 


2 


+2 


0.19 


+0.05 


11.70 


+0.85 


108 


0.60 


+0.12 


125 


Plentywood 


63 


24 


41 





+0 


0.00 


-0.14 


9.17 


-1.72 


84 


0.41 


-0.07 


85 


St Marie 


68 


23 


43 


7 


+7 


0.10 


-0.04 


8.70 


-0.45 


95 


0.48 


+0.02 


104 


Scobey 


66 


23 


41 


2 


+2 


0.20 


+0.06 


14.03 


+3.40 


132 


0.79 


+0.39 


197 


Sidney 


72 


27 


43 


5 


+4 


0.04 


-0.17 


8.23 


-3.30 


71 


1.43 


+0.76 


213 


Wolf Point 


73 


21 


41 


8 


+8 


0.11 


-0.03 


10.63 


+0.82 


108 


0.82 


+0.36 


178 


CENTRAL 




























Cascade 


65 


12 


43 


5 


+5 


0.11 


-0.10 


13.76 


+2.18 


119 


0.13 


-0.50 


21 


Grass Range 


73 


16 


45 


13 


+ 11 


0.20 


-0.01 


14.86 


+2.02 


116 


1.48 


+0.89 


251 


Great Falls 


67 


17 


45 


10 


+9 


0.36 


+0.15 


11.97 


+0.89 


108 


0.47 


-0.11 


81 


Harlowton 


76 


17 


43 


13 


+ 13 


0.17 


+0.01 


14.00 


+2.75 


124 


0.46 


-0.06 


88 


Helena 


69 


21 


45 


13 


+ 13 


0.20 


+0.06 


6.71 


-1.90 


78 


0.34 


-0.07 


83 


Lewistown 


70 


13 


42 


15 


+ 15 


0.49 


+0.28 


13.77 


+0.48 


104 


0.68 


-0.01 


99 


Martinsdale 


71 


19 


43 


7 


+7 


0.00 


-0.16 


9.50 


-1.30 


88 


0.55 


+0.03 


106 


Neihart 


64 


12 


41 





+0 


0.18 


-0.10 


15.82 


-0.12 


99 


0.88 


+0.00 


100 


Rogers Pass 


68 


21 


42 


8 


+8 


0.15 


-0.13 


15.08 


+ 1.68 


113 


1.11 


+0.31 


139 


Roundup 


76 


19 


47 


18 


+ 11 


0.06 


-0.16 


14.52 


+3.82 


136 


1.67 


+0.97 


239 


Ryegate 


76 


17 


42 


13 


+ 13 


0.17 


+0.01 


12.18 


+ 1.96 


119 


0.51 


-0.01 


98 


Stanford 


69 


12 


45 


11 


+8 


0.16 


-0.05 


13.03 


-0.30 


98 


1.06 


+0.42 


166 


Townsend 


71 


15 


46 


10 


+8 


0.06 


-0.08 


5.99 


-2.59 


70 


0.27 


-0.11 


71 


Valentine 


76 


9 


40 


11 


+ 11 


0.52 


+0.38 


13.38 


+2.83 


127 


0.88 


+0.44 


200 


Wht Sulphur Spr 


65 


12 


40 


5 


+5 


0.19 


-0.02 


9.44 


-0.86 


92 


0.58 


-0.08 


88 


SOUTHWEST 




























Boulder 


68 


6 


42 


4 


+4 


0.00 


-0.14 


7.52 


-1.55 


83 


0.49 


+0.11 


129 


Bozeman 


71 


14 


45 


12 


+ 10 


0.13 


-0.22 


15.30 


+1.43 


110 


0.75 


-0.27 


74 


Butte 


65 


10 


39 


1 


+ 1 


0.03 


-0.15 


7.25 


-2.32 


76 


0.17 


-0.37 


31 


Dillon 


70 


14 


43 


10 


+ 10 


0.03 


-0.11 


4.97 


-3.16 


61 


0.11 


-0.29 


28 


Ennis 


74 


12 


43 


9 


+9 


0.05 


-0.16 


8.34 


-2.01 


81 


0.13 


-0.52 


20 


Lakeview 


68 


18 


42 


1 


+ 1 


0.00 


-0.33 


6.51 


-6.59 


50 


0.38 


-0.56 


40 


W Yellowstone 


69 


18 


39 


1 


+ 1 


0.05 


-0.23 


9.68 


-1.65 


85 


1.10 


+0.34 


145 


Wisdom 


64 


6 


38 





+0 


0.00 


-0.14 


6.98 


-1.34 


84 


0.28 


-0.18 


61 


SOUTH CENTRAL 




























Billings 


73 


28 


45 


19 


+ 13 


0.22 


-0.06 


11.43 


+ 1.04 


110 


1.68 


+0.87 


207 


Cooke City 


69 


17 


43 


5 


+5 


0.04 


-0.31 


8.03 


-6.43 


56 


0.49 


-0.46 


52 


Gardiner 


70 


19 


46 


10 


+7 


0.07 


-0.07 


3.42 


-3.74 


48 


0?? 


-0.24 


48 


Hardin 


79 


25 


49 


21 


+ 12 


0.07 


-0.21 


12.09 


+3.14 


135 


1.25 


+0.40 


147 


Huntley 


77 


23 


43 


8 


+7 


0.24 


-0.03 


13.15 


+2.57 


124 


2.14 


+ 1.37 


278 


Hysham 


72 


30 


47 


11 


+4 


0.15 


-0.13 


12.70 


+2.31 


122 


2.42 


+ 1.62 


303 


Joliet 


73 


25 


42 


10 


+ 10 


0.08 


-0.27 


11.01 


-0.24 


98 


1.43 


+0.42 


142 


Livingston 


77 


18 


47 


26 


+24 


0.16 


-0.12 


9.80 


-2.25 


81 


0.38 


-0.40 


49 


Nye 


72 


18 


43 


9 


+4 


0.15 


-0.17 


17.76 


+3.62 


126 


1.94 


+0.98 


202 


Rapelje 


75 


22 


46 


14 


+ 11 


0.04 


-0.24 


13.67 


+2.23 


119 


1.71 


+0.91 


214 


SOUTHEAST 




























Albion 


74 


24 


40 


4 


+4 


0.07 


-0.21 


22.22 


+ 10.20 


185 


1.83 


+ 1.08 


244 


Baker 


75 


26 


42 


8 


+8 


0.10 


-0.18 


10.95 


-0.55 


95 


1.02 


+0.21 


126 


Broadus 


72 


27 


45 


9 


+7 


0.13 


-0.15 


17.00 


+6.73 


166 


2.21 


+ 1.43 


283 


Ekalaka 


73 


21 


44 


12 


+ 12 


0.11 


-0.24 


16.61 


+3.17 


124 


1.93 


+0.90 


187 


Miles City 


73 


20 


44 


14 


+ 12 


0.20 


-0.08 


10.34 


-0.40 


96 


1.48 


+0.72 


195 


Plevna 


75 


20 


43 


9 


+9 


0.05 


-0.23 


11.18 


-0.32 


97 


1.20 


+0.39 


148 


Compiled byAWIS Inc 


;. based 


on NWS data 


DFN- 


Departi 


jre from normal 1 


970-2000 


. GDD-( 


3rowing d 


egree days