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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 Kautz Stream Gage is down while we are attempting to address a battery/power issue. We hope to have this site back up early next week (Jan 25ish). *** Feb 4, 2021 UPDATE: *** We have implemented a fix to this site to address power issues and are monitoring over the next week or so to see if it succeeds.
► 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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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°)

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[ Data Table | Weather History | Precipitation Intensity ]


Gage Height (Stage)


Most recent instantaneous values:
Stage
-0.11 ft
0.00 m
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-0.07 ft
-0.02 m
Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.16 ft
-0.05 m
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:45:00 PM PDT

Rainfall


7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
0.00
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
0.00

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
0.00 ntu
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.30 ntu
Saturday, July 24, 2021 04:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 ntu
Saturday, July 24, 2021 02:45:00 PM PDT

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
33.300°C
91.940°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
34.300°C
93.740°F
Thursday, July 29, 2021 05:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.100°C
44.780°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 06:15:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
17.869°C
64.164°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
19.522°C
67.140°F
Thursday, July 29, 2021 06:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
13.603°C
56.485°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:45:00 AM PDT
Air Temperature
30.500°C
86.900°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
30.500°C
86.900°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
8.100°C
46.580°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 05:45:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
15.200°C
59.360°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
15.500°C
59.900°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.600°C
45.680°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 05:45:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
24.000°C
75.200°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
24.900°C
76.820°F
Thursday, July 29, 2021 04:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.900°C
55.220°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 08:00:00 AM PDT
10-hour Fuel Temperature
41.900°C
107.420°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
42.400°C
108.320°F
Friday, July 30, 2021 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
6.500°C
43.700°F
Saturday, July 24, 2021 05:15:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
39.8%
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
99.200%
Monday, July 26, 2021 06:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
30.900%
Thursday, July 29, 2021 05:00:00 PM PDT
10-hour Fuel Moisture/Humidity
44.0%
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
95.000%
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 08:45:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
30.600%
Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:45:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
WSW
251 deg
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
WNW
282 deg
Sunday, July 25, 2021 08:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Saturday, July 24, 2021 09:30:00 PM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
6.5 mph
2.9 m/s
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.4 mph
4.2 m/s
Monday, July 26, 2021 01:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Saturday, July 24, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
13.0 mph
5.8 m/s
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
23.7 mph
10.6 m/s
Sunday, July 25, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
1.1 mph
0.5 m/s
Sunday, July 25, 2021 08:30:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
57.70 km
35.85 mi
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
24.48 km
15.21 mi
Monday, July 26, 2021 05:45:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
0.00 μS
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.51 μS
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 μS
Saturday, July 24, 2021 02:30:00 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
0.87 in
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
1.06 in
Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.01 m
0.39 in
Friday, July 30, 2021 09:00:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.340 ft
13.563 psi
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.545 ft
13.651 psi
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.28 ft
13.59 psi
Monday, July 26, 2021 05:30:00 PM PDT
Water Pressure
31.230 ft
13.515 psi
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.425 ft
13.599 psi
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.16 ft
13.54 psi
Monday, July 26, 2021 01:15:00 PM PDT

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
14.2 V
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.4 V
Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.5 V
Saturday, July 24, 2021 05:15:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
20.5 V
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
21.6 V
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Friday, July 30, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V