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If reloading the page does not update some of the weather information, you need to clear the cache in your browser. Usually just clearing the last hour will suffice.
If you are using Google Chrome, in addition to Google tracking every single website you have visited since Al Gore invented the Internet, you might have to clear your browser cache every time you view the page. Ain’t technology grand?
Conditions are updated approximately every five minutes. You have to press the Reload This Page button above to refresh conditions.
Current weather data is updated every 30 seconds.
Hover your mouse over each gauge, or tap the gauge on your smartphone, to see a graph of weather data since midnight. A second tap on your smartphone will close the graph.
These weather gauges were painstakingly assembled using organically-sourced, tariff-free, non-meddled-with-by-Russians-when-they-were-influencing-elections, electronic components, encased in superior-quality porcelain templates approved by both the American Dental Association and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, as well as one CPA, a school teacher, and two lawyers (lawyers always come in twos – you can’t just get one), and overlaid with genuine 22-karat gold leaf applied by hand and carefully mounted on a heavy duty stainless steel plate recycled from the bed of a Ford F-250 truck. If you need to clean the gauges, use a clean, dry, lint-free soft cloth, preferably micro-fiber. Do not attempt to remove the gauges as this will void your warranty and likely ruin your smartphone or monitor. Also, do not tap on a gauge to correct its reading; that is only a gimmick used in movies to warn you that something is about to explode or in real life on your propane tank in the winter when the gauge is stuck. Tapping on one of these weather gauges will only preserve your fingerprints on your screen. However, if you are a movie star, tapping may result in an explosion; therefore, as a precaution, you should always wear safety goggles whilst viewing this page (or peeling vegetables or taking out a loan). Any exception(s) must be approved in advance by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
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Tonight’s weather forecast
Dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. The weather will continue to change for a long, long time. (George Carlin, 1937-2008)
Today’s weather fact
Weather Station Software Uptime (Days:Hours:Minutes)
Option 1: The National Weather Service (NWS) offers a forecast specifically extrapolated for Timber Lakes. Click here for the Timber Lakes Forecast.
Option 2: An alternative forecast for Timber Lakes is calculated by Weather Underground (WU), a commercial company owned by IBM. WU says thanks to Watson, its forecasts are more accurate than those from the NWS. Sherlock Holmes says thanks to Watson, we know about using deductive reasoning to solve crimes. Click here for the WU Timber Lakes Forecast and determine for yourself which forecast is more accurate.
Important Note: The Timber Lakes webmaster prefers Option 1, for several reasons (send us an email if you’d like to know what they are), but whichever option you like best, you should also check out the NWS Forecast Office in Salt Lake City. They post watches, warnings, advisories, maps, and other information about various weather-related issues in Utah. Click here for the NWS SLC Wesbite.
The NWS forecast maps for the next three days:
Today’s Forecast Map
Tomorrow’s Forecast Map
Day 3’s Forecast Map
One-month Precipitation Forecast
At the end of each month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the next month’s precipitation forecast. Here is their latest guess.
The WeatherCam is updated every two minutes during daylight hours and is disabled at night. You have to refresh the page to load the most recent picture.
The numbers in parentheses indicate the change in readings from the previous hour.
Daily Movie WeatherCam
Click the play button below to view an approximate 1-minute (or less) time-lapse video of today’s daylight WeatherCam shots. The video is updated hourly beginning one hour before sunrise and ending one hour after sunset. We disable the webcam overnight but you should be in bed then anyway.
The Timber Lakes area wind forecast is provided by Windy.com and is based on the the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organization supported by 34 European countries. Studies show the ECMWF wind forecasts are consistently more accurate than those projected by the National Weather Service. The forecast is for surface wind, which is measured at 30 feet above the surface of the ground. You can either drag the timeline bar along the bottom or click on the play icon to see how the wind forecast varies over the next 3 days.
Air Quality Index
The The World Air Quality Index (WAQI) maps air pollution data from more than 12,000 air quality monitoring stations around the world. The data published by WAQI is real-time and therefore unvalidated at the time of publication. However, data consistency is verified, in real-time, with neighbor stations, allowing automatic detection and removal of defective monitoring stations, if needed, from the map. To view current air quality from the stations closest in proximity to Timber Lakes, click here for the WAQI website map.
The records listed here are only for dates after August 12, 2013.
Highest recorded temperature: 87.7 °F on August 18, 2020
Lowest recorded temperature: -14.0 °F on December 31, 2014
Total recorded temperature range: 101.4 °F
Lowest recorded windchill: -30.7 °F on January 1, 2019
Highest recorded heat index: Never – the relative humidity in Timber Lakes is too low for heat index discomfort
Highest recorded pressure: 31.31 inHg on December 9, 2013
Lowest recorded pressure: 28.98 inHg on April 12, 2018
Total recorded pressure range: 2.33 inHg
Highest recorded wind speed: 51.0 MPH on December 16, 2016
Windiest day on record: December 12, 2014 with 350.5 miles of wind run
Windiest month on record: October 2014 with 3,824.6 miles of wind run
Windiest year on record: 2016 with 40,441.1 miles of wind run
Wettest day on record: September 27, 2014 with 1.94 inches of rain
Wettest month on record: February 2017 with 5.64 inches of rain and snow water content
Wettest year on record: 2019 with 32.71 inches of rain and snow water content
Snowiest day on record: February 27, 2017 with 23 inches of snow
Snowiest month on record: January 2017 with 116 inches of snow
Snowiest winter season on record: 2016-2017 with 391 inches (~33 feet) of snow
Sunniest day on record: September 12, 2015 with 16.9 hours of sunshine
Highest solar radiation on record: May 9, 2019 with a reading of 1369.0 W/m^2
Highest ultraviolet index amount on record: June 17, 2017 with a reading of 13.8
Darkest month on record: January 2017 with 16.7 hours of sunshine
Darkest color on record: Vantablack (we are not making this up)
Darkest Damien on record: Damien Darhk
Most recent day on record: Yesterday
Most current day on record: Today
Next likely day on record: Tomorrow
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is the focal point for overseeing all wildfire interagency coordination activities throughout the United States. Wildfire suppression is built on a three-tiered system of support – the local area, one of the 10 geographic areas, and finally, the national level. When a fire is reported, the local agency and its firefighting partners respond. If the fire continues to grow, the agency can ask for help from its geographic area. When a geographic area has exhausted all its resources, it can turn to National Interagency Coordination Center for help in locating what is needed, from air tankers to radios to firefighting crews to incident management teams. The following map is the Center’s most recent one-month outlook of potential wildfire areas compared to normal conditions.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Timber Lakes and the surrounding area are experiencing a significant drought for several years now. Our area is currently classified as being in Extreme Drought1. According to the PRISM Climate Group, the 30-year average annual rainfall for our area is 32.79 inches.2 Our rainfall for the most recent water year (ending September 30, 2019)3 was 34.79 inches.4 The 2019 water year was wonderful in Timber Lakes, and one of only two water years in recent history where we exceeded the 30-year average. However, one or two years do not take us out of a drought. Thank you for conserving potable water.
The annual precipitation recorded in Timber Lakes during the past few years demonstrates how far below the 30 year average we have been.
This teacup diagram depicts the current status of the reservoirs along the Wasatch Front, including the Bear River Basin, Weber River Basin, and Provo River Basin.5
Northern Utah Reservoir Levels – 2020
Notes: 1 The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is updated weekly. 2 The PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University gathers climate observations from a wide range of monitoring networks, applies sophisticated quality control measures, and develops datasets to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns, covering the period from 1895 to the present. At the end of each decade, the average values of temperature and precipitation variables are computed over the preceding 30 years. The current set of 30-year annual normals covers the period 1981-2010. The 30-year-average for our area was retrieved from PRISM through CoCoRaHS on July 29, 2019. 3 As defined by the U.S. Geological Survey, the water year runs from October 1 through September 30. 4 The actual rainfall was measured at one location in Timber Lakes and may not represent every location; your mileage may vary. The water content of snow is measured by melting the snow collected in the rain gauge. 5 Lake and reservoir data provided by the Upper Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. By comparison, Flaming Gorge, in the Uintah Basin is 86% full, Lake Powell, in southeastern Utah is 47% full and Lake Mead, in Nevada is 40% full. Locally, Strawberry is 85% full, Currant Creek is at 97%, Soldier Creek is at 85%, and Starvation is at 71%.
Once a month, the US Climate Prediction Center forecasts drought conditions for the following three months. Here is the most recent prediction.
Seasonal Drought Prediction
The following graph depicts Utah’s YTD precipitation for the water year (starting Oct 1) compared to normal.
Utah’s Water Year Compared to Normal
These numbers are updated periodically, when the webmaster remembers.