Real Time Weather Data: 8/29/14 - 6:45am

Winds - 15 min Average 4.40 MPH N S E W Wind Speed 4.40 mph Peak Wind Gust 5.92 mph Wind Direction 139.90°az Current: 15m ago: 30m ago: 45m ago:
Temps - 15 min Average 51.13°F -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 4 in. Soil Temp 68.34°F 8 in. Soil Temp 69.82°F
Humidity - 15 min Average 82.30% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 24hr Precipitation 0 in. Accum. Precipitation 6.80 in.

Courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation AgriMet Network

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


Aircraft Soundings: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:40am

Surface Temperature 61°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 58°F 7000ft 56°F 6500ft 55°F 6000ft 57°F 5500ft 59°F 5000ft 62°F 4500ft 63°F 4000ft 64°F 3500ft 66°F 3000ft 66°F 2500ft 63°F
Winds 4000ft: Lt/Var 6000ft: NW 2-4 8000ft: W 6-8 Visibility North @ 4000ft: 75+ miles North @ 8000ft: 100+ miles over top of smoke layer South @ 4000ft: 35-40 miles smoke South @ 8000ft: 30-32 miles in smoke layer

Pilot Report

smoke layer from wildfires from 4000ft to above 8000ft spreading to the south. light turbulence from 5000-7000ft, otherwise no significant weather to report.

Notes

August 27 field burn report: we had a nice, warm day with light surface winds into the afternoon, and upper level transport to the east. We burned about 900 acres of wheat and grass with no complaints.


PiBal Soundings: 8/28/2014 - 1:30pm

Hodograph N S E W 2558 ft 1279 ft 10mph
Wind Profile 709 ft 4 mph 1358 ft 5 mph 2008 ft 1 mph 2628 ft 7 mph 3248 ft 5 mph 3839 ft 7 mph 4429 ft 2 mph 5020 ft 8 mph
PiBal Sounding Data Elevation Azimuth Layer Direction Speed 61°az 172°az 709 ft 352°az 4 mph 58°az 170°az 1358 ft 348°az 5 mph 66°az 167°az 2008 ft 303°az 1 mph 60°az 172°az 2628 ft 359°az 7 mph 59°az 172°az 3248 ft 352°az 5 mph 57°az 167°az 3839 ft 330°az 7 mph 61°az 163°az 4429 ft 243°az 2 mph 63°az 148°az 5020 ft 254°az 8 mph

Remarks

lost sight of pibal in clouds


Sunrise 6:24am 13:20 Daylight Sunset 7:45pm 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.