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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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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
1.03 ft
0.00 m
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
1.83 ft
0.56 m
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 01:45:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
0.67 ft
0.20 m
Sunday, January 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM PST

Rainfall


7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
4.98
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
12.65

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
0.60 ntu
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
328.40 ntu
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 01:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
0.60 ntu
Thursday, January 14, 2021 02:45:00 PM PST

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
4.200°C
39.560°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
9.400°C
48.920°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:30:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
-2.700°C
27.140°F
Saturday, January 9, 2021 08:00:00 AM PST
Water Temperature
3.655°C
38.579°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
3.730°C
38.714°F
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 09:45:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
2.336°C
36.205°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 09:45:00 AM PST
Air Temperature
4.100°C
39.380°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
10.400°C
50.720°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
-1.200°C
29.840°F
Saturday, January 9, 2021 07:45:00 AM PST
Dew Point Temperature
4.100°C
39.380°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
10.300°C
50.540°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
-1.200°C
29.840°F
Saturday, January 9, 2021 07:45:00 AM PST
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
3.900°C
39.020°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
4.100°C
39.380°F
Sunday, January 10, 2021 02:45:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
2.000°C
35.600°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:30:00 AM PST
10-hour Fuel Temperature
3.800°C
38.840°F
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
9.400°C
48.920°F
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
-3.100°C
26.420°F
Saturday, January 9, 2021 08:00:00 AM PST

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
100.0%
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
74.100%
Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:45:00 PM PST
10-hour Fuel Moisture/Humidity
100.0%
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
99.600%
Saturday, January 9, 2021 08:00:00 AM PST

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
NE
53 deg
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
WNW
302 deg
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 05:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:30:00 AM PST

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
16.6 mph
7.4 m/s
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 01:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM PST
Wind Gust Speed
2.2 mph
1.0 m/s
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
39.2 mph
17.5 m/s
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 01:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
0.9 mph
0.4 m/s
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 05:30:00 PM PST

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
1.32 km
0.82 mi
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
1.32 km
0.82 mi
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
9.97 μS
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
11.23 μS
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
4.42 μS
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 09:15:00 PM PST

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

Snow Depth


Most recent instantaneous values:
Snow Depth
-0.39 m
-15.16 in
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
0.02 m
0.71 in
Sunday, January 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
-0.41 m
-16.30 in
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 06:00:00 AM PST

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.608 ft
13.679 psi
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
31.793 ft
13.758 psi
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:30:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
30.82 ft
13.39 psi
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:45:00 PM PST
Water Pressure
32.642 ft
14.126 psi
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
33.257 ft
14.392 psi
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:00:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
31.87 ft
13.85 psi
Monday, January 11, 2021 10:30:00 PM PST

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
11.4 V
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
12.0 V
Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
11.4 V
Friday, January 15, 2021 01:45:00 AM PST
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
0.1 V
Saturday, January 9, 2021 02:30:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM PST
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Friday, January 15, 2021 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V