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Current Weather Conditions
at the Reil Ranch
(About 3/4 mile East of Crouch)
Warming," Fact or Fiction?
& Date of Last Data Upload: 21 Jan 2018 10:42 AM
Forecasts & Misc.
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Garden Valley Area and
Boise Area Zone Forecast
Boise NWS Weather Radar
Current Web Cam Image
This is a Webcam image of our horse and donkey barn,
shot from a waterproof webcam housing on the upper NE corner
of my blacksmith/decorative metalworking shop. Most of the
time there isn't a lot to see unless we have a snowstorm or
thunderstorm in progress. Things are usually pretty laid
back here on the ranch. The picture is taken looking NNW up
the valley of the Middle Fork of the Payette River. If it is
winter you may be able to see little more than piled up snow
with the peak of the barn sticking out above. The snow berm
can reach 16-18 feet, the limit of my tractor's bucket
reach. Our last four winters have not produced significant
snowfall depths, but that can easily change.
Current Station Readings
parentheses indicate hourly change)
| 21 Jan 2018 10:42 AM
| 27.8°F (0.7)
| 24.4°F (-0.1)
0 MPH (0)
27.30 inHg (0.01)
0.00 in/h (0.00)
These graphs may be displayed in either 24-hour or 7-day
format. If I lose a data set due to technical problems I
will switch back to a 24 hour format until I have at least
one full day of data history logged.
Manually Tabulated &
Historical Winter Data
All data values below are in "inches." Also, these values
are hand tabulated and entered on this page manually, so
they will not be updated in the same quarter-hourly cycle
as the rest of the data. I will update this data after
each significant snowfall or storm when time permits.
The snowfall measurements
are taken near the location of my weather station on
Anderson Creek Road, so they will likely not match
snowfall depths in other locations in Garden Valley,
especially up the Middle Fork drainage, or on the
mountain slopes nearby where depths twice to three times
what I record may occur.
Snowfall at Reil Ranch Weather Station
Update: 6:40 PM, 19 Jan 2017
Total at This Time: 3/4"
Snowfall Total to
* * * * * *
First Snowfall of
2017-2018: 13 Oct 2017, 0.25"
2016-2017: 28 Nov 2016, 2-3/8"
2015-2016: 17 Nov 2015, 0.9"
2014-2015: 13 Nov 2014, 12"
2013-2014: 6 Nov, 2013, 3.0"
2012-2013: 23 Oct 2012, 0.25"
2011-2012: 5 Nov 2011, 0.25"
Last Snowfall of the
2016-2017: 14 Apr 2017, 0.50"
2015-2016: 16 Mar 2016, trace
2014-2015: 5 Apr 2015,
2013-2014: 2 Apr, 2-3/8"
2012-2013: 22 May,
2011-2012: 20 Mar, 1.5"
Note: Snow is an almost perfect
UV reflector, so if any snow falls and remains on the UV
detector it will not register any UV radiation, while in
fact there may be intense radiation from the sky, as well
as UV reflected upward from the surface of the snow.
Therefore, if you look at the UV Index and do not see any
indication of UV radiation, we may still have a dangerous
level of radiation present. So please use care even if the
UV Index shows a zero reading.
Solar Radiation: 141
Current UV Index: 0.0
Current UV (change in the last hour): 0.0
Highest UV Today:
at 10:01 AM
Average UV Today:
Average UV This Week: 0.0
Average UV This Month: 0.1
Cloud Base Elevation
graph of "Cloud Base" elevation is the result of a totally
theoretical calculation involving the air temperature at
ground level, current relative humidity, and the theoretical
"adiabatic lapse rate." It assumes uniformly changing
conditions in the vertical air column, which of course is
most often not the case, especially in mountainous regions.
The graph will still show a
theoretical cloud base even when there are no clouds in the
sky. The calculated
cloud base height is simply the theoretical height, above the weather
station, where the air temperature will have
decreased enough (adiabatic lapse rate) to reach the dew
point. For those living in Garden Valley, if you look at
Charters Mountain or Garden Mountain, both about 7000' in
elevation, and see clouds touching their tops, and then look
at the graph below, and it indicates the cloud base is close
to 7000', then you know the atmospheric conditions are
relatively uniform, and match the theoretical rates of
change as you move up the air column. I include this graph only for your interest.
& Sunset Times
Sunrise Today: 8:11 AM
Today: 5:39 PM
Hours of Sunlight Today:
Sunset Tomorrow: 5:40 PM
Hours of Sunlight
Current"Sage Winds" Weather Spotter
This monthly newsletter
includes lots of useful weather and climate information
for the average person as well as the trained weather
spotter. The seasonal long term forecasts, monthly
forecasts, and current weather discussions can be found
here. Note: I no longer maintain a long term archive of
Links Relative to
This Weather Page and Garden Valley
Note: Be sure to check the date and time for
each map. The lightning maps are delayed data maps.
Wolf Tapeworm Dangers Fact
Weather Events Journal
PNW 60 Minute Lightning
Zone IDZ403 Fire Weather
Garden Valley Fire
Protection District Home Page
Idaho Clickable Fault
My Web Site Map
Station Location & Info
The data source
for this weather page is my "Vantage Pro2 Plus" weather
station, which is equipped with a fan aspirated temperature
sensor, additional solar sensors, and a rain gauge snow
melting heater for winter. The weather station is located
above my lower south pasture where there is nothing to
interfere with wind or precipitation measurements.
I also want to thank Garden Valley Fire for agreeing to host
my weather page. I provide this weather page as a service to
Garden Valley at no cost to Garden Valley Fire District, nor
Page by: Ron Reil
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3 Jan 2018
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