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Kautz Creek at Kautz Helibase
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Station and Location Information:
► Latitude: 46.729543° North (WGS1984)
► Longitude: -121.856375° 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 due to a battery/power issue. Due to several feet of snow between the site and the roadway to access it, this station will likely be down for some time.
► 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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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:



Nearby Stations:
1. Tahoma Creek at Nisqually-Paradise Road - 2.1 mi to the WNW (291°)
2. Longmire at Longmire, WA - 2.5 mi to the ENE (57°)
3. Nisqually River at Longmire - 2.6 mi to the ENE (59°)
4. Paradise - 6.7 mi to the NE (54°)
5. Camp Muir - 9.4 mi to the NE (39°)
6. Nisqually River at Near National - 10.8 mi to the W (279°)
7. Camp Schurman - 11.4 mi to the NNE (31°)
8. Ashford 3W RAWS at Ashford, WA - 12.1 mi to the W (279°)
9. Ohanapecosh RAWS at Ohanapecosh Ranger Station - 13.5 mi to the E (89°)
10. Puyallup River at Near Electron - 14.7 mi to the NW (325°)
11. White River at White River Bridge - 16.2 mi to the NE (44°)
12. Sunrise Base - 16.2 mi to the NE (38°)
13. Sunrise Summit - 16.3 mi to the NE (36°)
14. Carbon River Rain Gauge at Carbon River Entrance - 18.4 mi to the N (352°)
15. White River Rain Gage at White River Ranger Station - 18.6 mi to the NE (50°)
16. Chinook Pass Base - 18.9 mi to the ENE (58°)
17. Chinook Pass Summit - 19.0 mi to the ENE (57°)
18. Alder Lake Reservoir at Alder, WA - 22.1 mi to the WNW (283°)
19. Carbon River at Near Fairfax - 22.2 mi to the NNW (338°)

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[ Data Table | Weather History ]


Gage Height (Stage)


Most recent instantaneous values:
Stage
-- ft
-- m
--
7-day Maximum
-0.05 ft
-0.01 m
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.05 ft
-0.01 m
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT

Rainfall

2022-05-19 2022-05-20 2022-05-21 2022-05-22 2022-05-23 2022-05-24 0.00 in 0.25 in 0.50 in 0.75 in 2022-05-18 Total Rain = 0.70 in 2022-05-19 Total Rain = 0.34 in 2022-05-22 Total Rain = 0.01 in 2022-05-24 Total Rain = 0.01 in 0.702022-05-18 Total Rain = 0.70 in 0.342022-05-19 Total Rain = 0.34 in 0.002022-05-20 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-05-21 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.012022-05-22 Total Rain = 0.01 in 0.002022-05-23 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.012022-05-24 Total Rain = 0.01 in 2022-05-182022-05-18 2022-05-192022-05-19 2022-05-202022-05-20 2022-05-212022-05-21 2022-05-222022-05-22 2022-05-232022-05-23 2022-05-242022-05-24 2022-05-252022-05-25 0.000.00 in 0.250.25 in 0.500.50 in 0.750.75 in 1.001.00 in DATEDATE DAILY PRECIP (in)DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL, INCHES
7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
1.06
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
2.69

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
-- ntu
--
7-day Maximum
85.90 ntu
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
85.90 ntu
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
9.700°C
49.460°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
21.800°C
71.240°F
Sunday, May 22, 2022 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-1.100°C
30.020°F
Saturday, May 21, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
-- °C
-- °F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.688°C
49.438°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
9.688°C
49.438°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
Air Temperature
9.000°C
48.200°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
17.900°C
64.220°F
Sunday, May 22, 2022 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.200°C
31.640°F
Saturday, May 21, 2022 05:30:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
7.000°C
44.600°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.700°C
49.460°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 04:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.200°C
31.640°F
Saturday, May 21, 2022 05:30:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
-- °C
-- °F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.500°C
58.100°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
14.500°C
58.100°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
10-hour Fuel Temperature
8.500°C
47.300°F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
32.500°C
90.500°F
Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-1.600°C
29.120°F
Saturday, May 21, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
87.5%
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
30.000%
Sunday, May 22, 2022 01:45:00 PM PDT

10-Hour Fuel Moisture


Most recent instantaneous values:
Fuel Moisture
21.46 %
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
27.26 %
Thursday, May 19, 2022 03:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.92 %
Sunday, May 22, 2022 08:00:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
NE
47 deg
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
N
360 deg
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 05:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:45:00 AM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
1.6 mph
0.7 m/s
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.8 mph
4.4 m/s
Monday, May 23, 2022 05:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
6.3 mph
2.8 m/s
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
19.7 mph
8.8 m/s
Monday, May 23, 2022 05:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.9 mph
0.4 m/s
Friday, May 20, 2022 02:00:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 01:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
1.69 km
1.05 mi
Thursday, May 19, 2022 03:00:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
-- μS
--
7-day Maximum
0.00 μS
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 μS
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 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
0.75 in
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
1.06 in
Sunday, May 22, 2022 01:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.38 m
-14.92 in
Saturday, May 21, 2022 08:30:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.297 ft
13.544 psi
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.551 ft
13.654 psi
Sunday, May 22, 2022 06:45:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.30 ft
13.60 psi
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
Water Pressure
-- ft
-- psi
--
7-day Maximum
31.304 ft
13.547 psi
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.30 ft
13.60 psi
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 01:30:00 PM PDT

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
12.7 V
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.8 V
Thursday, May 19, 2022 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.5 V
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 03:45:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
23.1 V
Thursday, May 19, 2022 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V