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Kautz Creek at Kautz Helibase
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Station and Location Information:
► Latitude: 46.735353° North (WGS1984)
► Longitude: -121.852672° West (WGS1984)
► UTM Northing: 5176395 meters (NAD 1983 Zone 10N)
► UTM Easting: 587656 meters (NAD 1983 Zone 10N)
► Elevation: 2405 feet (733.044 meters)
► Recording Interval: 15 minutes

Station Notes:
► The Radio Link has been restored, as of 3/11/2020!
► **UPDATE** In-water equipment has been moved to a new site as of 4/8. It should now be reporting correct data. **PREVIOUS** IN-WATER EQUIPMENT IS CURRENTLY EXPOSED ABOVE WATER LEVEL! This will be repaired as soon as feasible, but water pressure, water temperature, water conductivity, turbidity, turbidity temperature and stage will all be falsely reporting during this time.
► A new visibility and present weather sensor was installed on 3/11/2020. This sensor reports out visibility between 0-75 km and present weather as synop codes (0-87). The page below will plot Visibility and I'm working to figure out how best to plot present weather. PLEASE NOTE that the sensor is currently unheated and may falsely report values when the sensor's eyes become obscured by dew, frost, or any other object.
► Data acquired by all stations during the Government Shutdown from December 22, 2018 to January 26, 2018 may not be correct and should be considered provisional data until later analyzed by staff.
► This is a brand new site, established on December 17, 2019 at 16:30 PST. Please note that for the next few months, some data may be unreliable as we get the site fully operational.
► This station records in-water data in a side channel of Kautz Creek downstream of the twin culverts. In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality. Please use this data with caution.
► The rain gage is unheated and will not accurately record in periods of ice or snow fall.
► This site records river stage only (not discharge).
► This station may experience problems during and after storm events due to extreme sediment load. Please use the gage height and discharge data with caution during these periods.

Contact Information:
This station is maintained by: Mount Rainier National Park, Geology and Imminent Threats Group.
Funding for the construction and maintenance of this stream gage was provided by the following organizations:


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Nearby Stations:
1. Longmire at Longmire, WA - 2.2 mi to the ENE (63°)
2. Tahoma Creek at Nisqually-Paradise Road - 2.2 mi to the W (280°)
3. Nisqually River at Longmire - 2.3 mi to the ENE (66°)
4. Paradise - 6.3 mi to the NE (56°)
5. Camp Muir - 8.9 mi to the NE (39°)
6. Camp Schurman - 10.9 mi to the NNE (31°)
7. Nisqually River at Near National - 10.9 mi to the W (276°)
8. Ashford 3W RAWS at Ashford, WA - 12.2 mi to the W (277°)
9. Ohanapecosh RAWS at Ohanapecosh Ranger Station - 13.3 mi to the E (91°)
10. Puyallup River at Near Electron - 14.5 mi to the NW (324°)
11. White River at White River Bridge - 15.8 mi to the NE (44°)
12. Sunrise Base - 15.8 mi to the NE (38°)
13. Sunrise Summit - 15.9 mi to the NE (37°)
14. Carbon River Rain Gauge at Carbon River Entrance - 18.1 mi to the N (351°)
15. White River Rain Gage at White River Ranger Station - 18.2 mi to the NE (51°)
16. Chinook Pass Base - 18.5 mi to the ENE (59°)
17. Chinook Pass Summit - 18.7 mi to the ENE (57°)
18. Carbon River at Near Fairfax - 21.9 mi to the NNW (337°)
19. Alder Lake Reservoir at Alder, WA - 22.1 mi to the WNW (282°)

Date Range to view:
 
[ Data Table | Weather History | Precipitation Intensity ]


Gage Height (Stage)


Most recent instantaneous values:
Stage
-0.17 ft
0.00 m
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
1.80 ft
0.55 m
Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.17 ft
-0.05 m
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT

Rainfall


7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
2.25
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
5.72

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
0.10 ntu
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
1,876.10 ntu
Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 ntu
Friday, October 16, 2020 08:45:00 AM PDT

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
-0.800°C
30.560°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
15.600°C
60.080°F
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 02:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-2.000°C
28.400°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 08:15:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
7.122°C
44.820°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.176°C
48.517°F
Saturday, October 17, 2020 07:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
6.886°C
44.395°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:45:00 PM PDT
Air Temperature
0.100°C
32.180°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
12.800°C
55.040°F
Sunday, October 18, 2020 03:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.700°C
30.740°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 05:30:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
0.100°C
32.180°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
12.700°C
54.860°F
Sunday, October 18, 2020 04:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.700°C
30.740°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 05:30:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
6.100°C
42.980°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.600°C
49.280°F
Saturday, October 17, 2020 04:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
5.600°C
42.080°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 AM PDT
10-hour Fuel Temperature
-1.700°C
28.940°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
17.200°C
62.960°F
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 02:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-2.100°C
28.220°F
Thursday, October 22, 2020 05:30:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
100.0%
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
66.500%
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 01:30:00 PM PDT
10-hour Fuel Moisture/Humidity
98.9%
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
81.300%
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 04:30:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
NE
54 deg
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
N
360 deg
Thursday, October 22, 2020 08:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Friday, October 16, 2020 01:00:00 AM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
1.3 mph
0.6 m/s
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
8.5 mph
3.8 m/s
Friday, October 16, 2020 01:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Friday, October 16, 2020 01:15:00 AM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
2.2 mph
1.0 m/s
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
21.0 mph
9.4 m/s
Friday, October 16, 2020 01:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Friday, October 16, 2020 05:30:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
30.96 km
19.24 mi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.12 km
0.08 mi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 03:30:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
15.15 μS
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
24.95 μS
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.34 μS
Sunday, October 18, 2020 04:15:00 PM PDT

Specific Conductance (SC) is calculated as: SC = Conductivity / (1 + 0.0191 * [h2oTemp_C - 25])

Snow Depth


Most recent instantaneous values:
Snow Depth
0.02 m
0.75 in
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
1.06 in
Sunday, October 18, 2020 05:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.01 m
0.31 in
Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.602 ft
13.676 psi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.742 ft
13.737 psi
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.32 ft
13.61 psi
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 04:30:00 AM PDT
Water Pressure
31.429 ft
13.601 psi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
33.155 ft
14.348 psi
Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.43 ft
13.65 psi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
12.5 V
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
13.4 V
Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.2 V
Thursday, October 22, 2020 03:15:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.1 V
Thursday, October 22, 2020 01:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V