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Station 46011 - SANTA MARIA - 21 NM Northwest of Point Arguello, CA Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 46011

Station 46011

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
ARES 4.4 payload
34.87 N 120.86 W (3452'6" N 12051'27" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 5 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.6 m below site elevation
Water depth: 204 m
Watch circle radius: 366 yards

Latest NWS Marine Forecast 1 and Latest NWS Marine Forecast 2

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Conditions at 46011 as of
(10:50 am PDT)
1750 GMT on 03/14/2008:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Wind DirectionWind Direction (WDIR): NW ( 320 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind SpeedWind Speed (WSPD): 15.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind GustWind Gust (GST): 17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wave HeightWave Height (WVHT): 7.5 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave PeriodDominant Wave Period (DPD): 16 sec
5-day plot - Average PeriodAverage Period (APD): 6.8 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave DirectionMean Wave Direction (MWD):WNW ( 297 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric PressureAtmospheric Pressure (PRES): 30.20 in
5-day plot - Pressure TendencyPressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.04 in ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air TemperatureAir Temperature (ATMP): 52.2 F
5-day plot - Water TemperatureWater Temperature (WTMP): 51.6 F
5-day plot - Wind ChillWind Chill (CHILL): 46.8 F
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric PressureCombined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
TIME
(PDT)
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
10:50 amNW ( 320 deg ) 15.0 kts
10:40 amNW ( 322 deg ) 15.2 kts
10:30 amNW ( 322 deg ) 15.9 kts
10:20 amNW ( 318 deg ) 16.5 kts
10:10 amNW ( 318 deg ) 16.5 kts
10:00 amNW ( 320 deg ) 16.9 kts
 
Previous observations
MM DD TIME
(PDT)
   WDIR WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
F
WTMP
F
DEWP
F
SAL
psu
VIS
mi
TIDE
ft
0314 9:50 am   NW 17.5 19.4 6.9 166.7WNW 30.19 +0.03 51.8 51.6----
0314 8:50 am  NNW 17.5 19.4 7.2 176.6WNW 30.17 +0.04 51.8 51.6----
0314 7:50 am  NNW 17.5 21.4 6.9 165.7WNW 30.16 +0.04 52.0 51.6----
0314 6:50 am  NNW 17.5 19.4 6.6 175.9 NW 30.15 +0.04 52.0 51.6----
0314 5:50 am   NW 17.5 21.4 7.2 176.2WNW 30.13 +0.00 52.2 51.6----
0314 4:50 am   NW 19.4 21.4 7.5 176.0 NW 30.12 -0.01 52.3 51.6----
0314 3:50 am   NW 17.5 21.4 7.5 176.1WNW 30.12 -0.02 52.3 51.6----
0314 2:50 am  NNW 19.4 23.3 7.9 196.0WNW 30.13 -0.02 52.3 51.6----
0314 1:50 am   NW 17.5 21.4 7.9 196.1WNW 30.13 -0.03 52.5 51.8----
031412:50 am   NW 19.4 23.3---- 30.14 +0.00 52.5 51.8----
031311:50 pm  NNW 15.5 17.5 7.5 196.1 NW 30.14 +0.01 52.7 51.8----
031310:50 pm  NNW 15.5 19.4 7.2 65.8 NW 30.16 +0.04 52.5 51.8----
0313 9:50 pm   NW 17.5 21.4 6.2 65.8 NW 30.14 +0.03 52.9 51.8----
0313 8:50 pm   NW 17.5 21.4 7.2 195.8 NW 30.14 +0.03 53.1 52.0----
0313 7:50 pm   NW 17.5 19.4 5.6 216.1 NW 30.12 +0.01 53.2 52.2----
0313 6:50 pm  WNW 13.6 17.5 5.6 216.0 W 30.11 +0.00 52.9 52.3----
0313 5:50 pm   NW 17.5 19.4 5.6 165.4SSW 30.11 -0.01 52.2 52.2----
0313 4:50 pm   NW 21.4 25.3 5.9 165.7WSW 30.11 -0.02 52.0 52.2----
0313 3:50 pm   NW 19.4 21.4 5.6 115.5WNW 30.11 -0.04 52.3 52.2----
0313 2:50 pm  WNW 15.5 17.5 5.6 115.6 NW 30.12 -0.05 52.7 52.2----
0313 1:50 pm   NW 19.4 23.3 5.9 115.4WNW 30.13 -0.05 52.9 52.2----
031312:50 pm   NW 17.5 21.4 5.9 115.4WNW 30.15 -0.02 53.1 52.2----
031311:50 am   NW 11.7 15.5 6.6 116.1 W 30.17 +0.01 53.2 52.0----

Detailed Wave Summary
for 46011 as of (11:00 am PDT)
1800 GMT on 03/14/2008:

These wave data are displayed in rounded times.

Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Significant Wave HeightSignificant Wave Height (WVHT): 7.5 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH): 5.9 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP): 16.0 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD):WNW
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH): 4.6 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP): 5.6 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD):WNW
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): SWELL
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 6.8 sec
Previous observations
MM DD TIME
(PDT)
  WVHT
ft
  SwH
ft
  SwP
sec
  SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
  WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
031410:00 am   6.9   5.2   16.0  WNW 4.3 5.6   WNW SWELL 6.7
0314 9:00 am   7.2   5.6   17.4  WNW 4.9 5.9   WNW SWELL 6.6
0314 8:00 am   6.9   4.3   16.0  WNW 5.2 5.6   WNW AVERAGE 5.7
0314 7:00 am   6.6   4.3   17.4   NW 4.9 5.9   WNW AVERAGE 5.9
0314 6:00 am   7.2   4.9   17.4  WNW 5.2 6.2   WNW AVERAGE 6.2
0314 5:00 am   7.5   4.6   17.4   NW 6.2 6.2   WNW AVERAGE 6.0
0314 4:00 am   7.5   4.6   17.4  WNW 5.9 6.2   NW AVERAGE 6.1
0314 3:00 am   7.9   4.6   19.0  WNW 6.2 6.7   NW AVERAGE 6.0
0314 2:00 am   7.9   4.6   19.0  WNW 6.2 6.7   NW AVERAGE 6.1
031412:00 am   7.5   4.6   19.0   NW 5.9 6.7   NW AVERAGE 6.1
031311:00 pm   7.2   3.9   19.0   E 6.2 6.2   NWVERY_STEEP 5.8
031310:00 pm   6.2   3.6   19.0  WNW 5.2 5.9   NWVERY_STEEP 5.8
0313 9:00 pm   7.2   4.6   19.0   NW 5.6 6.2   WNW AVERAGE 5.8
0313 8:00 pm   5.6   3.9   21.1   NW 3.9 5.3   WNW SWELL 6.1
0313 7:00 pm   5.6   3.9   21.1   W 3.6 5.3   NW SWELL 6.0
0313 6:00 pm   5.6   3.6   16.0  SSW 4.3 5.0   WNW AVERAGE 5.4
0313 5:00 pm   5.9   4.3   16.0  WSW 4.3 5.6   WNW SWELL 5.7
0313 4:00 pm   5.6   3.9   10.8  WNW 3.9 5.0   WNW SWELL 5.5
0313 3:00 pm   5.6   3.9   10.8   NW 3.9 5.6   WNW SWELL 5.6
0313 2:00 pm   5.9   3.9   10.8  WNW 4.3 5.3   WNW AVERAGE 5.4
0313 1:00 pm   5.9   3.9   11.4  WNW 4.6 5.9   WNW AVERAGE 5.4
031312:00 pm   6.6   5.6   11.4   W 3.6 4.8   NW SWELL 6.1

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


Ocean Current Data for 46011

These ocean current data are displayed in rounded times.

Unit of Measure:   Time Zone:   
   12:00 pm PDT   11:00 am PDT   10:00 am PDT    9:00 am PDT
Depth
ft
   Dir
Speed
kts
   Dir
Speed
kts
   Dir
Speed
kts
   Dir
Speed
kts
52    --    217 0.41    195 0.46    173 0.38
79    --    222 0.51    208 0.48    172 0.54
105    --    220 0.50    211 0.50    169 0.56
131    --    207 0.37    205 0.42    176 0.50
157    --    197 0.37    186 0.34    184 0.45
184    --    194 0.46    160 0.41    188 0.37
210    --    186 0.55    153 0.49    171 0.29
236    --    187 0.54    153 0.55    137 0.35
262    --    186 0.46    160 0.57    128 0.43
289    --    181 0.39    163 0.53    131 0.42
315    --    169 0.36    169 0.46    143 0.41
341    --    171 0.37    166 0.40    158 0.40
367    --    175 0.39    161 0.34    165 0.36
394    --    179 0.33    163 0.33    171 0.31
420    --    172 0.24    165 0.30    176 0.30
446    --    166 0.15    167 0.29    185 0.32
472    --    160 0.12    188 0.19    194 0.33
499    --    124 0.11    233 0.13    210 0.30
525    --    125 0.13    301 0.09    219 0.21
551    --    172 0.12    213 0.05    215 0.10
577    --    162 0.17    171 0.10    183 0.10

Previous 24 hours of ocean current data for 46011

Ocean Current Stick Plots are available in metric units only:
     1-day plot - ocean current 1-day plot      3-day plot - ocean current 3-day plot      5-day plot - ocean current 5-day plot


Solar Radiation Conditions at 46011 as of
(11:00 am PDT)
1800 GMT on 03/14/2008:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Short Wave Radiation 1Short Wave Radiation 1 (SRAD1): 627.7watts/meter2
Previous observations
MM   DD    TIME
(PDT)
  SRAD1
w/m2
   SWRAD
w/m2
    LWRAD
w/m2
031410:00 am 408.9--
03149:00 am 188.7--
03148:00 am 18.8--
03147:00 am 0.0--
03146:00 am 0.0--
03145:00 am 0.0--
03144:00 am 0.0--
03143:00 am 0.0--
03142:00 am 0.0--
03141:00 am 0.0--
031412:00 am 0.0--
031311:00 pm 0.0--
031310:00 pm 0.0--
03139:00 pm 0.0--
03138:00 pm 3.8--
03137:00 pm 133.0--
03136:00 pm 181.9--
03135:00 pm 190.9--
03134:00 pm 284.1--
03133:00 pm 520.2--
03132:00 pm 566.0--
03131:00 pm 564.5--
031312:00 pm 305.2--

Description of Measurements

Links which are specific to this station are listed below:

Real Time Data in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

Historical Data & Climatic Summaries for quality controlled data for the current month, previous months, and previous years.

The weekly status report and the weekly maintenance report also provide valuable station information.

Note that the payload types and the station locations occasionally change.
Please refer to the NDBC data inventory for the data history of each station.


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