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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 In the event of river shifting/avulsion, this data may no longer represent reality.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
0.67 ft
0.00 m
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
0.68 ft
0.21 m
Thursday, January 20, 2022 09:30:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
0.60 ft
0.18 m
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:15:00 PM PST

Rainfall

2022-01-16 2022-01-17 2022-01-18 2022-01-19 2022-01-20 2022-01-21 0.00 in 0.50 in 1.00 in 1.50 in 2.00 in 2022-01-15 Total Rain = 0.01 in 2022-01-16 Total Rain = 0.01 in 2022-01-18 Total Rain = 0.16 in 2022-01-19 Total Rain = 0.26 in 2022-01-20 Total Rain = 1.19 in 2022-01-21 Total Rain = 0.03 in 0.012022-01-15 Total Rain = 0.01 in 0.012022-01-16 Total Rain = 0.01 in 0.002022-01-17 Total Rain = 0.00 in 0.162022-01-18 Total Rain = 0.16 in 0.262022-01-19 Total Rain = 0.26 in 1.192022-01-20 Total Rain = 1.19 in 0.032022-01-21 Total Rain = 0.03 in 2022-01-152022-01-15 2022-01-162022-01-16 2022-01-172022-01-17 2022-01-182022-01-18 2022-01-192022-01-19 2022-01-202022-01-20 2022-01-212022-01-21 2022-01-222022-01-22 0.000.00 in 0.500.50 in 1.001.00 in 1.501.50 in 2.002.00 in 2.502.50 in DATEDATE DAILY PRECIP (in)DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL, INCHES
7-day Total:
Accumulated Precipitation, in:
1.66
Accumulated Precipitation, cm:
4.22

Stream Turbidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Turbidity
500.00 ntu
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
577.30 ntu
Sunday, January 16, 2022 05:00:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
476.00 ntu
Monday, January 17, 2022 07:00:00 PM PST

Temperatures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Enclosure Temperature
-0.500°C
31.100°F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
7.000°C
44.600°F
Thursday, January 20, 2022 01:30:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
-2.500°C
27.500°F
Sunday, January 16, 2022 02:15:00 AM PST
Water Temperature
2.010°C
35.618°F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
2.086°C
35.755°F
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 04:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
1.845°C
35.321°F
Saturday, January 15, 2022 07:00:00 AM PST
Air Temperature
-0.400°C
31.280°F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
7.700°C
45.860°F
Thursday, January 20, 2022 01:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
-0.900°C
30.380°F
Sunday, January 16, 2022 02:15:00 AM PST
Dew Point Temperature
-0.400°C
31.280°F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
7.700°C
45.860°F
Thursday, January 20, 2022 01:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
-0.900°C
30.380°F
Sunday, January 16, 2022 02:15:00 AM PST
Water Temperature (Turbidity Meter)
2.200°C
35.960°F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
2.500°C
36.500°F
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 01:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
2.000°C
35.600°F
Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:15:00 AM PST
10-hour Fuel Temperature
-- °C
-- °F
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
-- °C
-- °F

7-day Minimum
-- °C
-- °F


Humidity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Relative Humidity
100.0%
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
100.000%
Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
85.100%
Monday, January 17, 2022 01:30:00 PM PST

10-Hour Fuel Moisture


Most recent instantaneous values:
Fuel Moisture
-- %
--
7-day Maximum
-- %
--
7-day Minimum
-- %
--

Wind Direction


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Direction
NNE
27 deg
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
N
356 deg
Friday, January 21, 2022 05:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
N
0 deg
Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:30:00 AM PST

Wind Speed and Gust


Most recent instantaneous values:
Wind Speed
1.6 mph
0.7 m/s
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
9.6 mph
4.3 m/s
Thursday, January 20, 2022 08:00:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
0.0 mph
0.0 m/s
Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:15:00 AM PST
Wind Gust Speed
3.6 mph
1.6 m/s
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
21.0 mph
9.4 m/s
Thursday, January 20, 2022 08:45:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
0.9 mph
0.4 m/s
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 04:00:00 PM PST

Visibility


Most recent instantaneous values:
Visibility
-- km
-- mi
--
7-day Maximum
-- km
-- mi
--
7-day Minimum
-- km
-- mi
--

Stream Conductivity


Most recent instantaneous values:
Conductivity
8.51 μS
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
8.51 μS
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
7.84 μS
Monday, January 17, 2022 12:30:00 AM PST

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

Snow Depth


Most recent instantaneous values:
Snow Depth
0.32 m
12.60 in
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
0.42 m
16.46 in
Sunday, January 16, 2022 02:15:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
0.31 m
12.05 in
Thursday, January 20, 2022 06:45:00 AM PST

Pressures


Most recent instantaneous values:
Air Pressure
31.826 ft
13.773 psi
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
31.833 ft
13.776 psi
Friday, January 21, 2022 04:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
31.25 ft
13.57 psi
Monday, January 17, 2022 03:30:00 PM PST
Water Pressure
32.492 ft
14.061 psi
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
32.494 ft
14.062 psi
Friday, January 21, 2022 04:15:00 AM PST
7-day Minimum
31.86 ft
13.84 psi
Monday, January 17, 2022 03:30:00 PM PST

Station Voltages


Most recent instantaneous values:
Battery
11.7 V
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
12.6 V
Monday, January 17, 2022 12:30:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
11.4 V
Saturday, January 15, 2022 03:45:00 AM PST
Solar Panel
0.0 V
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
13.1 V
Monday, January 17, 2022 12:30:00 PM PST
7-day Minimum
0.0 V
Saturday, January 15, 2022 02:00:00 AM PST
Slave Radio Battery
-- V
Friday, January 21, 2022 06:15:00 AM PST
7-day Maximum
-- V

7-day Minimum
-- V