Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Idaho (Climate)
An extensive, 33 year (1964-1996), climatic database has been developed for three climate stations on the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) located near the north end of the Owyhee Mountains in southwest Idaho. The longest records (1964-1996) are for daily maximum and minimum temperature. The length of record for other weather elements that include relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, daily Class A pan evaporation and barometric pressure varies, but in general is from 1974-1996. Weather sensors have varied from hygrothermographs with spring-driven clocks and charts to electronic sensors with the data telemetered daily to the Northwest Watershed Research Center (NWRC) office in Boise, Idaho. Most of the data, since the early 1980's, were measured and stored electronically, therefore, hourly data are available for most climatic elements between the early 1980's and 1996. These data can be accessed from the USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center database.