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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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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°)

Date Range to view:
 
[ Data Table | Weather History ]


Gage Height (Stage)


Most recent instantaneous values:
Stage
-- ft
-- m
--
7-day Maximum
-- ft
-- m

7-day Minimum
-- ft
-- m


Rainfall

2022-09-30 2022-10-01 2022-10-02 2022-10-03 2022-10-04 2022-10-05 0.00 in 0.01 in 0.02 in 0.03 in 0.04 in 2022-09-29 Total Rain = 0.04 in 0.042022-09-29 Total Rain = 0.04 in 0.002022-09-30 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-10-01 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-10-02 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-10-03 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-10-04 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.002022-10-05 Total Rain = 0.00 in 2022-09-292022-09-29 2022-09-302022-09-30 2022-10-012022-10-01 2022-10-022022-10-02 2022-10-032022-10-03 2022-10-042022-10-04 2022-10-052022-10-05 2022-10-062022-10-06 0.000.00 in 0.010.01 in 0.020.02 in 0.030.03 in 0.040.04 in 0.050.05 in DATEDATE DAILY PRECIP (in)DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL, INCHES
7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
0.04
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
0.10

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
-- ntu
--
7-day Maximum
-- ntu

7-day Minimum
-- ntu


Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
7.100°C
44.780°F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
30.200°C
86.360°F
Monday, October 3, 2022 04:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
4.200°C
39.560°F
Friday, September 30, 2022 08:15:00 AM PDT
Water Temperature
-- °C
-- °F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- °C
-- °F

7-day Minimum
-- °C
-- °F

Air Temperature
8.200°C
46.760°F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
27.900°C
82.220°F
Monday, October 3, 2022 02:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
5.300°C
41.540°F
Friday, September 30, 2022 07:00:00 AM PDT
Dew Point Temperature
8.000°C
46.400°F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
12.500°C
54.500°F
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
2.700°C
36.860°F
Monday, October 3, 2022 02:15:00 PM PDT
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
-- °C
-- °F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- °C
-- °F

7-day Minimum
-- °C
-- °F

10-hour Fuel Temperature
6.400°C
43.520°F
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
39.800°C
103.640°F
Monday, October 3, 2022 02:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
3.600°C
38.480°F
Friday, September 30, 2022 07:00:00 AM PDT

Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
98.8%
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Thursday, September 29, 2022 04:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
20.000%
Monday, October 3, 2022 02:15:00 PM PDT

10-Hour Fuel Moisture


Most recent instantaneous values:
Fuel Moisture
21.23 %
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
26.15 %
Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
7.44 %
Monday, October 3, 2022 06:30:00 PM PDT

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
ENE
60 deg
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
NNW
342 deg
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:30:00 AM PDT

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
1.6 mph
0.7 m/s
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
9.0 mph
4.0 m/s
Thursday, September 29, 2022 04:30:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:30:00 AM PDT
Wind Gust Speed
3.1 mph
1.4 m/s
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
20.1 mph
9.0 m/s
Thursday, September 29, 2022 04:15:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.7 mph
0.3 m/s
Thursday, September 29, 2022 04:15:00 AM PDT

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
21.49 km
13.35 mi
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
75.00 km
46.60 mi
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
2.72 km
1.69 mi
Thursday, September 29, 2022 07:15:00 AM PDT

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
-- μS
--
7-day Maximum
-- μS

7-day Minimum
-- μS


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
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.03 m
1.10 in
Thursday, September 29, 2022 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
-0.25 m
-10.00 in
Thursday, September 29, 2022 08:15:00 AM PDT

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.454 ft
13.612 psi
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
31.528 ft
13.644 psi
Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
31.27 ft
13.58 psi
Sunday, October 2, 2022 04:15:00 AM PDT
Water Pressure
-- ft
-- psi
--
7-day Maximum
-- ft
-- psi

7-day Minimum
-- ft
-- psi


Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
12.5 V
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
14.4 V
Thursday, September 29, 2022 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
12.5 V
Thursday, September 29, 2022 02:15:00 AM PDT
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
22.0 V
Thursday, September 29, 2022 02:45:00 PM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V


Hot-Dry-Windy (HDW) Index [EXPERIMENTAL]


Most recent instantaneous values:
Hot-Dry-Windy (HDW) Index
0.18
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Maximum
0.90
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15:00 AM PDT
7-day Minimum
0.18
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 05:15:00 AM PDT

Hot-Dry-Windy (HDW) Index is a complex calculation...
Compare to: this, which is forecasted