Real Time Weather Data: 8/20/14 - 1:15am

Winds - 15 min Average 3.67 MPH N S E W Wind Speed 3.67 mph Peak Wind Gust 5.48 mph Wind Direction 92.70°az Current: 15m ago: 30m ago: 45m ago:
Temps - 15 min Average 60.45°F -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 4 in. Soil Temp 71.51°F 8 in. Soil Temp 71.95°F
Humidity - 15 min Average 82.60% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 24hr Precipitation 0 in. Accum. Precipitation 6.82 in.

Courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation AgriMet Network

Updates at :10, :25, :40, :55 approx.


Aircraft Soundings: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Surface Temperature 63°F -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Soundings All Elevations MSL Madras Airport 2450ft MSL 8000ft 59°F 7500ft 59°F 7000ft 60°F 6500ft 60°F 6000ft 62°F 5500ft 64°F 5000ft 65°F 4500ft 67°F 4000ft 69°F 3500ft 69°F 3000ft 67°F 2500ft 64°F
Winds 4000ft: NE 6-8 6000ft: E 6-8 8000ft: SE 10-12 Visibility North @ 4000ft: 50-55 miles smoke North @ 8000ft: 10-12 miles heavy smoke South @ 4000ft: 18-20 miles heavy smoke South @ 8000ft: 6-8 miles heavy smoke

Pilot Report

Top of heavy smoke layer about 8000ft. Thunderstorms building in South and SW. No significant weather other than heavy wildfire smoke/haze throughout the whole area.

Notes

With several days of drying, and grass starting to green up again, we burned as much grass acreage as possible; the hot day helped the grass to burn well, and the smoke plumes rose up and disappeared into the upper level smoke layer.


PiBal Soundings: 8/19/2014 - 11:30am

Hodograph N S E W 6425 ft 3213 ft 10mph
Wind Profile 709 ft 8 mph 1358 ft 5 mph 2008 ft 6 mph 2628 ft 11 mph 3248 ft 11 mph 3839 ft 12 mph 4429 ft 11 mph 5020 ft 13 mph
PiBal Sounding Data Elevation Azimuth Layer Direction Speed 47°az 117°az 709 ft 297°az 8 mph 50°az 116°az 1358 ft 295°az 5 mph 50°az 111°az 2008 ft 281°az 6 mph 45°az 109°az 2628 ft 285°az 11 mph 42°az 105°az 3248 ft 274°az 11 mph 40°az 100°az 3839 ft 262°az 12 mph 39°az 96°az 4429 ft 257°az 11 mph 38°az 90°az 5020 ft 240°az 13 mph

Remarks

lost sight of pibal in wildfire haze


Sunrise 6:14am 13:47 Daylight Sunset 8:01pm 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

The Jefferson County Smoke Management Program is a cooperative effort of the Jefferson County Seed Growers Association and the Jefferson County Fire Protection District #1 to create a safe, controlled agricultural field burning season that ensures public safety and minimizes, to the greatest degree possible, impacts of smoke on the communities of Central Oregon.