McAlester (MCAL)

  • Station Number: 62
  • Location: 4 miles S of McAlester
  • County: Pittsburg
  • Commissioned: 01/01/1994
  • Latitude: 34.882310° / 34° 52' 56" N
  • Longitude: -95.780960° / 95° 46' 51" W
  • Elevation: 230 meters above Mean Sea Level (755 feet )

Variables Measured Every 5 Minutes

  • Station Battery Voltage (BATV)
  • Barometric Pressure at 0.75 m (PRES)
  • Rain since midnight UTC at 0.6m (RAIN)
  • Relative Humidity at 1.5 m (RELH)
  • Solar Radiation (SRAD)
  • Air Temperature at 9 m (TA9M)
  • Air Temperature at 1.5 m (TAIR)
  • Supplemental Air Temperature (TSLO)
  • Wind Direction at 10 m (WDIR)
  • Wind Direction Standard Deviation at 10 m (WDSD)
  • Maximum Wind Speed at 10 m (WMAX)
  • Maximum Wind Speed at 2 m (WMX2)
  • Wind Speed at 2 m (WS2M)
  • Wind Speed at 10 m (WSPD)
  • Wind Speed Standard Deviation at 10 m (WSSD)
  • Vector Wind Speed at 10 m (WVEC)

Variables Measured Every 15 Minutes

  • Soil Temperature at 10 cm under Bare Soil (TB10)
  • Soil Temperature at 5 cm under Native Vegetation (TS05)
  • Soil Temperature at 10 cm under Native Vegetation (TS10)

Variables Measured Every 30 Minutes

  • 229L Soil Moisture Final Temperature at 5 cm (FT05)
  • 229L Soil Moisture Final Temperature at 25 cm (FT25)
  • 229L Soil Moisture Starting Temperature at 5 cm (ST05)
  • 229L Soil Moisture Starting Temperature at 25 cm (ST25)
  • Thermocouple Reference Temperature (TREF)

Site Extremes Site Extremes since commissioning on 01/01/1994

Maximum air temperature (°F) 112 08/03/2011
Minimum air temperature (°F) -5 01/07/2017
Maximum daily rainfall (in.) 6.54 05/24/2015
Maximum monthly rainfall (in.) 24.48 05/2015
Maximum annual rainfall (in.) 78.08 2015
Maximum wind speed (mph) 72.8 04/22/2011



Soil Characteristics

  Texture Class % Sand % Silt % Clay
5 cm depth Sandy loam 66.2 25 8.8
25 cm depth Clay 29.5 27.3 43.2
60 cm depth Sandy clay 53.6 10.8 35.6
75 cm depth Sandy clay loam 58.3 10.1 31.6