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Long Term Wind Monitoring Sites

The site names and ID codes are given in the Site Information table below along with the station elevations, the height of the anemometers and the period of record.  The general locations of the five BPA long term monitoring sites covered at this web site can be found in the figure above. Four originally proposed new sites under the NREL STEP program are also shown.   Hourly data is recorded at each site.

Site Information

Site ID 

Site Name 

Latitude   dd-mm-ss 

Longitude   dd-mm-ss 

Elevation 

Sensor Height 

Period of Record 

CB 

Cape Blanco, OR 

42-50-05 

124-33-50 

217 ft. 

50 ft. 

Oct. 1976 – Sep 2003 

SL 

Sevenmile Hill, OR 

45-38-57 

121-16-29 

1900 ft. 

50 ft. 

Oct. 1978 - Present 

SM 

Sevenmile Hill, OR 

45-38-57 

121-16-29 

1900 ft. 

100 ft. 

Jan. 1990 - Present 

VU* 

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

98 ft. 

Aug. 2002 – July 2008 

VX 

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

101 ft. 

Aug. 2002 - Present 

VY* 

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

146 ft. 

Aug. 2002 – July 2008 

VR

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

146 ft. 

Jul.  2008 - Present

VZ* 

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

201 ft. 

Aug. 2002 – July 2008 

VT 

Vansycle, OR 

45-57-18 

118-41-15 

1789 ft. 

205 ft. 

Apr. 2004 - Present 

GL 

Goodnoe Hills, WA 

45-47-05

120-33-51 

2597 ft. 

50 ft. 

May 1980 - Present 

GU 

Goodnoe Hills, WA 

45-47-05

120-33-51

2597 ft. 

195 ft. 

May 1980 - Present 

KZ 

Kennewick, WA 

46-06-14 

119-07-55 

2192 ft. 

86 ft. 

June 1976 - Present 

KX

Kennewick, WA (new tower)

46-06-14 

119-07-55 

2192 ft. 

120 ft 

March 2009 - Present 

BD 

Browning Depot, MT 

48-32-15 

113-01-00 

4500 ft. 

80 ft. 

Oct. 1985 – Aug 2003 

WO

Wasco, OR

45-30-58

120-46-40

2391 ft

100 ft

Sept. 2005 - Present

CN

Chinook, OR

45-50-01

119-32-59

524 ft

164 ft

Jan 2006-

Present

*Sensors at VU,VY,VZ are MET ONE Sonic Anemometers - All other sites are RM Young Wind Monitor Propvanes , except Adel (Lynches-Warner Rim) which are Maximum cup and vane.

Updated coordinates and elevations using GPS by BPA 10/2007 for active sites.  Sites have not been moved.

All contents copyright 1999, Energy Resources Research Laboratory.

Last updated: Dec 29, 2006.