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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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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. Nisqually River at Longmire - 2.3 mi to the ENE (66°)
3. Paradise - 6.3 mi to the NE (56°)
4. Camp Muir - 8.9 mi to the NE (39°)
5. Camp Schurman - 10.9 mi to the NNE (31°)
6. Nisqually River at Near National - 10.9 mi to the W (276°)
7. Ashford 3W RAWS at Ashford, WA - 12.2 mi to the W (277°)
8. Ohanapecosh RAWS at Ohanapecosh Ranger Station - 13.3 mi to the E (91°)
9. Puyallup River at Near Electron - 14.5 mi to the NW (324°)
10. White River at White River Bridge - 15.8 mi to the NE (44°)
11. Sunrise Base - 15.8 mi to the NE (38°)
12. Sunrise Summit - 15.9 mi to the NE (37°)
13. Carbon River Rain Gauge at Carbon River Entrance - 18.1 mi to the N (351°)
14. White River Rain Gage at White River Ranger Station - 18.2 mi to the NE (51°)
15. Chinook Pass Base - 18.5 mi to the ENE (59°)
16. Chinook Pass Summit - 18.7 mi to the ENE (57°)
17. Carbon River at Near Fairfax - 21.9 mi to the NNW (337°)
18. 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
1.01 ft
0.00 m
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
1.29 ft
0.39 m
Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.94 ft
0.29 m
Friday, August 7, 2020 02:00:00 PM PDT

Rainfall


7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
0.08
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
0.20

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
0.00 ntu
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.00 ntu
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 ntu
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
20.200°C
68.360°F
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
29.400°C
84.920°F
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 04:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.600°C
45.680°F
Friday, August 7, 2020 06:00:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
7.671°C
45.808°F
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
11.742°C
53.136°F
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 09:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.408°C
45.334°F
Friday, August 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM PDT
Air Temperature
17.600°C
63.680°F
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
24.600°C
76.280°F
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 03:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
8.000°C
46.400°F
Friday, August 7, 2020 05:45:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
10.500°C
50.900°F
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.500°C
58.100°F
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.000°C
44.600°F
Friday, August 7, 2020 03:00:00 PM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
7.600°C
45.680°F
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
12.500°C
54.500°F
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 07:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.300°C
45.140°F
Friday, August 7, 2020 09:15:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
63.0%
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
98.900%
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 06:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
46.100%
Friday, August 7, 2020 02:30:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
WSW
245 deg
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
NNW
343 deg
Sunday, August 9, 2020 08:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
7.2 mph
3.2 m/s
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.4 mph
4.2 m/s
Monday, August 3, 2020 02:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
15.9 mph
7.1 m/s
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
21.9 mph
9.8 m/s
Saturday, August 8, 2020 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.7 mph
0.3 m/s
Saturday, August 8, 2020 06:00:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
1.87 km
1.16 mi
Thursday, August 6, 2020 08:00:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
12.41 μS
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
15.34 μS
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.41 μS
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 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
0.79 in
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
1.02 in
Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:45:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.01 m
0.31 in
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 08:30:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.572 ft
13.663 psi
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.578 ft
13.666 psi
Sunday, August 9, 2020 08:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.16 ft
13.54 psi
Thursday, August 6, 2020 04:15:00 AM PDT
Water Pressure
32.582 ft
14.100 psi
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
32.756 ft
14.175 psi
Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
32.28 ft
14.03 psi
Thursday, August 6, 2020 07:00:00 AM PDT

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
13.5 V
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.3 V
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 01:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.6 V
Monday, August 3, 2020 05:00:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
21.5 V
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
22.4 V
Saturday, August 8, 2020 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:45:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
14.3 V
Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.5 V
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.6 V
Friday, August 7, 2020 12:45:00 AM PDT