Rapid Reporting Rain Gauges
The WA State Department of Ecology has placed rapid reporting rain gauges and stream gauges in and near our recent fires’ burn scars to help with flash flood warning where radar coverage is less than ideal and where life and property are at risk downstream.
Below are links that show fire perimeters, the latest hourly total of rainfall for all available gauges in the area, and radar data.
2014 Carlton Complex, 1-hr gage reports
2015 Okanogan Complex, Tunk Block, North Star, Lime Belt, Twisp Fires, 1-hr gage reports
2015 Wolverine, First Creek, Black Canyon, Chelan Complex Fires 1-hr gage reports
2015 Stickpin, Renner, Graves, Twenty-One Mile, Carpenter Rd, Tower Fires 1-hr gage reports
2014 Mills Canyon, Duncan & Chiwaukum Fires, 1-hr gage reports
You can change the data shown on the map using the table on the left of the map.
If you have any questions about changing what the map shows, questions about sources of the data on the map, or if you want a different permalink with other fire perimeters, longer precipitation time frames, contact:
Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service
NOAA Phone: 509.244.0110 x228
Please note: that most of these gauges are not winterized, meaning that if snow melts in the gage, it will report as if it were raining and/or they can send erroneous data in colder temps. The primary use for many of these gages is during thunderstorm season.
Also, the amount reported on the map for the duration selected (for instance, 1-hour accumulation) is for the hour previous to when that gage last reported. To find the precise timing of the rainfall and when the gage reported, you can click on a gage on the map and scroll down below the map for the table of data.
Department of Ecology rain & stream gauges can be viewed on their webpage.
USGS rain gauges placed in Chelan County after the 2012 Wenatchee Complex Fires can also be viewed on their webpage.
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