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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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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
-0.02 ft
0.00 m
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-0.02 ft
-0.01 m
Sunday, September 19, 2021 06:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.14 ft
-0.04 m
Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:30:00 PM PDT

Rainfall


7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
2.39
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
6.07

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
0.50 ntu
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.50 ntu
Sunday, September 19, 2021 06:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.10 ntu
Monday, September 13, 2021 02:15:00 PM PDT

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
9.000°C
48.200°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
23.500°C
74.300°F
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.200°C
32.360°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 07:00:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
11.332°C
52.398°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.862°C
58.752°F
Monday, September 13, 2021 06:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
10.504°C
50.907°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 AM PDT
Air Temperature
8.600°C
47.480°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
21.700°C
71.060°F
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
1.700°C
35.060°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 06:30:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
8.600°C
47.480°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
13.100°C
55.580°F
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
-4.800°C
23.360°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 01:15:00 PM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
11.100°C
51.980°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
17.000°C
62.600°F
Monday, September 13, 2021 03:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
9.800°C
49.640°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 08:45:00 AM PDT
10-hour Fuel Temperature
8.600°C
47.480°F
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
34.300°C
93.740°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.700°C
30.740°F
Thursday, September 16, 2021 06:45:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
100.0%
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 05:30:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
19.700%
Thursday, September 16, 2021 02:30:00 PM PDT
10-hour Fuel Moisture/Humidity
100.0%
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Saturday, September 18, 2021 08:45:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
41.000%
Thursday, September 16, 2021 07:00:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
WSW
254 deg
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
N
349 deg
Saturday, September 18, 2021 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Monday, September 13, 2021 01:00:00 AM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
2.0 mph
0.9 m/s
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
13.4 mph
6.0 m/s
Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Monday, September 13, 2021 01:00:00 AM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
4.3 mph
1.9 m/s
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.3 mph
14.0 m/s
Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Sunday, September 19, 2021 06:30:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
30.44 km
18.92 mi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
84.27 km
52.37 mi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 07:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
1.80 km
1.12 mi
Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
0.00 μS
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
13.79 μS
Saturday, September 18, 2021 01:00:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 μS
Monday, September 13, 2021 12:15:00 AM 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
0.67 in
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
0.98 in
Monday, September 13, 2021 03:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.00 m
0.16 in
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.511 ft
13.636 psi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.511 ft
13.636 psi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
30.91 ft
13.43 psi
Friday, September 17, 2021 11:45:00 PM PDT
Water Pressure
31.487 ft
13.626 psi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.487 ft
13.626 psi
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
30.84 ft
13.40 psi
Friday, September 17, 2021 11:15:00 PM PDT

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
12.7 V
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.6 V
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 04:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.4 V
Sunday, September 19, 2021 03:45:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
22.2 V
Monday, September 13, 2021 01:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Monday, September 13, 2021 12:15:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Sunday, September 19, 2021 09:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V