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Station 44042 - Potomac, MD Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 44042

Station 44042
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Owned and maintained by Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System
Moored Buoy
38.033 N 76.336 W (38°1'59" N 76°20'8" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 3 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 3 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 1 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.5 m below site elevation

Search And Rescue (SAR) Data

Meteorological Observations from Nearby Stations and Ships Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations near station 44042


Conditions at 44042 as of
1600 GMT on 09/22/2014:
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 Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): NW ( 310 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 9.0 m/s
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 11.0 m/s
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 0.6 m
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 3 sec
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 1015.5 mb
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +1.2 mb ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 20.8 °C
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 23.7 °C
5-day plot - Salinity Salinity (SAL): 15.12 psu
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 10 m/s
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 11 m/s
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Average Period 5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure 5-day plot - Pressure Tendency 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Visibility 5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
MM DD TIME
(GMT)
   WDIR WSPD
m/s
GST
m/s
WVHT
m
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
mb
PTDY
mb
ATMP
°C
WTMP
°C
DEWP
°C
SAL
psu
VIS
km
TIDE
m
09221550    NW 8.0 10.0----1015.6- 20.8-- 15.12--
09221540    NW 8.0 10.0----1015.6- 20.6-----
09221530    NW 7.0 9.0----1015.5- 20.6-----
09221520    NW 7.0 9.0----1015.4- 20.5-----
09221510    NW 7.0 8.0----1015.5- 20.5-- 15.14--
09221500    NW 7.0 9.0 0.6 3--1015.4 +1.9 20.5 23.8- 15.14--
09221450    NW 7.0 9.0----1015.4- 20.5-- 15.14--
09221440   NNW 7.0 8.0----1015.4- 20.4-----
09221430   NNW 7.0 8.0----1015.4- 20.5-----
09221420   NNW 7.0 8.0----1015.4- 20.4-----
09221410   NNW 7.0 9.0----1015.3- 20.5-- 15.20--
09221400   NNW 8.0 10.0 0.5 3--1015.1 +2.8 20.6 23.8- 15.20--
09221350   NNW 8.0 10.0----1015.0- 20.7-- 15.20--
09221340   NNW 9.0 11.0----1014.8- 20.7-----
09221330   NNW 9.0 11.0----1014.6- 20.7-----
09221320   NNW 10.0 12.0----1014.3- 20.8-----
09221310   NNW 10.0 12.0----1014.4- 20.8-- 15.12--
09221300   NNW 10.0 12.0 0.5 3--1014.3 +2.8 20.9 23.8- 15.12--
09221250   NNW 10.0 12.0----1014.2- 20.9-- 15.12--
09221240   NNW 10.0 12.0----1014.0- 21.1-----
09221230   NNW 10.0 12.0----1013.9- 21.1-----
09221220   NNW 9.0 11.0----1013.7- 21.1-----
09221210   NNW 8.0 11.0----1013.7- 21.0-- 14.99--
09221200   NNW 8.0 10.0 0.5 3--1013.5 +3.1 20.8 23.8- 14.99--
09221150   NNW 7.0 10.0----1013.3- 20.7-- 14.99--
09221140   NNW 8.0 9.0----1013.0- 20.7-----
09221120   NNW 7.0 9.0----1012.7- 20.6-----
09221110   NNW 8.0 9.0----1012.5- 20.5-- 14.94--
09221100   NNW 8.0 10.0 0.5 3--1012.3 +2.9 20.5 23.8- 14.94--
09221050   NNW 7.0 10.0----1012.3- 20.6-- 14.94--
09221040   NNW 7.0 10.0----1012.0- 20.6-----
09221030   NNW 7.0 9.0----1012.0- 20.6-----
09221020   NNW 6.0 9.0----1011.8- 20.6-----
09221010   NNW 7.0 9.0----1011.7- 20.7-- 15.14--
09221000   NNW 7.0 9.0 0.5 3--1011.5 +2.9 21.0 23.9- 15.14--
09220950    N 7.0 10.0----1011.2- 21.2-- 15.14--
09220940   NNW 8.0 10.0----1011.0- 21.4-----
09220930   NNW 9.0 11.0----1010.8- 21.6-----
09220920   NNW 9.0 11.0----1010.7- 21.8-----
09220910   NNW 9.0 12.0----1010.4- 22.0-- 15.19--
09220900   NNW 9.0 11.0 0.5 3--1010.4 +2.6 22.2 23.8- 15.19--
09220850   NNW 8.0 10.0----1010.2- 22.4-- 15.19--
09220840   NNW 9.0 10.0----1009.9- 22.6-----
09220830   NNW 9.0 12.0----1009.8- 22.8-----
09220820   NNW 9.0 11.0----1009.6- 23.0-----
09220810   NNW 8.0 11.0----1009.5- 23.2-- 15.18--
09220800   NNW 8.0 10.0----1009.4 +2.3 23.3 23.9- 15.18--
09220750   NNW 8.0 10.0----1009.1- 23.3-- 15.18--
09220740   NNW 8.0 11.0----1008.9- 23.5-----
09220730   NNW 8.0 10.0----1008.8- 23.6-----
09220720   NNW 7.0 9.0----1008.7- 23.7-----
09220710   NNW 9.0 10.0----1008.7- 23.9-- 15.10--
09220700   NNW 9.0 11.0----1008.6 +2.4 24.0 24.0- 15.10--
09220650   NNW 9.0 11.0----1008.4- 24.1-- 15.10--
09220640   NNW 10.0 12.0----1008.2- 24.2-----
09220630   NNW 9.0 11.0----1008.1- 24.3-----
09220620   NNW 9.0 12.0----1008.0- 24.4-----
09220610   NNW 10.0 12.0----1007.8- 24.6-- 15.14--
09220600   NNW 9.0 12.0----1007.8 +2.6 24.7 24.1- 15.14--
09220550    NW 9.0 11.0----1007.7- 24.8-- 15.14--
09220540    NW 9.0 11.0----1007.6- 25.0-----
09220530    NW 9.0 11.0----1007.5- 25.2-----
09220520    NW 9.0 12.0----1007.4- 25.3-----
09220510    NW 8.0 11.0----1007.2- 25.0-- 15.02--
09220500   WNW 7.0 9.0----1007.0 +2.2 24.9 24.0- 15.02--
09220450   WNW 6.0 8.0----1007.0- 24.7-- 15.02--
09220440   WNW 6.0 8.0----1006.8- 24.5-----
09220430    W 7.0 8.0----1006.7- 24.4-----
09220420    W 6.0 7.0----1006.5- 24.4-----
09220410    W 7.0 8.0----1006.3- 24.4-- 15.14--
09220400    W 6.0 8.0----1006.1 +1.0 24.4 24.0- 15.14--
09220350    W 7.0 8.0----1006.0- 24.5-- 15.14--
09220340    W 7.0 8.0----1005.8- 24.6-----
09220330   WSW 7.0 8.0----1005.5- 24.6-----
09220320   WSW 8.0 9.0----1005.3- 24.7-----
09220300   WSW 8.0 9.0----1005.2 +0.3 24.7 23.9- 15.10--
09220250   WSW 8.0 9.0----1005.0- 24.6-- 15.10--
09220240   WSW 7.0 9.0----1005.0- 24.4-----
09220210    SW 7.0 9.0----1004.9- 24.4-- 15.03--
09220200   SSW 7.0 8.0 0.3 2--1004.8- 24.4 24.1- 15.03--
09220150    SW 7.0 9.0----1004.8- 24.6-- 15.03--
09220140    SW 8.0 9.0----1005.1- 24.7-----
09220130    SW 7.0 9.0----1005.1- 24.7-----
09220120   SSW 6.0 7.0----1005.1- 24.7-----
09220110   SSW 6.0 8.0----1005.2- 24.7-- 15.10--
09220100   SSW 6.0 7.0 0.3 2--1005.1 +0.8 24.7 24.1- 15.10--
09220050   SSW 6.0 8.0----1005.1- 24.4-- 15.10--
09220040    S 5.0 6.0----1005.0- 24.2-----
09220020   SSW 5.0 5.0----1005.0- 24.1-----
09220000   SSW 5.0 6.0 0.3 2--1004.9 +0.0 24.0 24.1- 15.05--
09212350    S 5.0 6.0----1004.7- 23.9-- 15.05--
09212340    S 5.0 6.0----1004.7- 24.2-----
09212330    S 5.0 5.0----1004.7- 24.3-----
09212310   SSW 5.0 6.0----1004.5- 24.8-----
09212250    S 4.0 5.0----1004.5- 24.8-----
09212240    S 3.0 4.0----1004.5- 24.9-----
09212230    S 3.0 3.0----1004.5- 24.9-----
09212220    S 2.0 3.0----1004.4- 25.0-----
09212210    S 2.0 2.0----1004.4- 25.2-- 15.07--
09212200    S 2.0 2.0 0.1---1004.4 -1.4 25.1 24.9- 15.07--
09212150    S 2.0 2.0----1004.5- 24.9-- 15.07--
09212140    S 2.0 3.0----1004.6- 24.8-----
09212130    S 2.0 2.0----1004.7- 24.7-----
09212120   SSW 2.0 2.0----1004.8- 24.6-----
09212100    SW 1.0 2.0 0.1---1004.9 -1.9 24.6 25.1- 15.14--
09212050   SSW 1.0 2.0----1004.9- 24.4-- 15.14--
09212040    S 1.0 2.0----1004.9- 24.4-----
09212030    S 1.0 2.0----1004.9- 24.8-----
09212020   SSE 1.0 1.0----1005.0- 24.8-----
09212010    S 1.0 1.0----1005.1- 25.0-- 15.07--
09212000   - 0.0 1.0 0.3 2--1005.3 -2.8 25.1 24.7- 15.07--
09211950   - 0.0 1.0----1005.4- 24.3-- 15.07--
09211940   ENE 1.0 2.0----1005.3- 23.9-----
09211930    E 2.0 2.0----1005.3- 23.8-----
09211920    E 2.0 3.0----1005.3- 23.8-----
09211910    E 1.0 2.0----1005.4- 24.0-- 15.04--
09211900   NNE 2.0 3.0 0.3 2--1005.7 -3.3 23.8 24.5- 15.04--
09211850    NE 2.0 3.0----1006.0- 23.4-- 15.04--
09211840    E 1.0 2.0----1006.2- 23.3-----
09211830    E 2.0 3.0----1006.4- 23.2-----
09211820   ENE 1.0 2.0----1006.6- 23.1-----
09211810   NNE 2.0 3.0----1006.8- 23.1-- 15.00--
09211800    NE 2.0 3.0 0.3 2--1006.9 -2.5 22.9 24.2- 15.00--
09211750    NE 2.0 3.0----1007.2- 23.0-- 15.00--
09211740   NNW 2.0 2.0----1007.3- 23.0-----
09211730    NW 3.0 4.0----1007.5- 22.7-----
09211720    NW 4.0 5.0----1007.7- 22.5-----
09211700   WNW 3.0 5.0 0.2---1008.0 -1.8 22.4 24.1- 15.00--
09211650    W 2.0 3.0----1008.1- 22.4-- 15.00--
09211640    W 3.0 4.0----1008.3- 22.4-----
09211630    NW 3.0 4.0----1008.3- 22.3-----
09211620    NW 3.0 4.0----1008.4- 22.2-----
09211610   NNW 3.0 5.0----1008.6- 21.9-- 15.02--
09211600   NNW 5.0 6.0 0.2---1009.0 -1.5 21.7 23.8- 15.02--
09211550   NNW 4.0 5.0----1009.1- 21.7-- 15.02--

Ocean Conditions at 44042 as of
1600 GMT on 09/22/2014:

These oceanographic 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.

 Depth (DEPTH): 1.0 m
5-day plot - Ocean TemperatureOcean Temperature (OTMP):23.74 °C
5-day plot - SalinitySalinity (SAL):15.12 psu
5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM)Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM): 6.92 ppm
5-day plot - ChlorophyllChlorophyll (CLCON):26.05 ug/l
5-day plot - TurbidityTurbidity (TURB): 65 FTU
Previous observations
5-day plot - Ocean Temperature 5-day plot - Conductivity 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PCT) 5-day plot - Oxygen Concentration (O2PPM) 5-day plot - Chlorophyll 5-day plot - Turbidity 5-day plot - pH 5-day plot - Eh
MM   DD    TIME
(GMT)
DEPTH
m
       OTMP
°C
   COND
mS/cm
  SAL
psu
  O2%
%
   O2PPM
ppm
CLCON
ug/l
TURB
FTU
PH EH
mv
09221500 1.023.78-15.14- 6.7731.67 79--
09221400 1.023.82-15.20- 6.6825.54 70--
09221300 1.023.79-15.12- 6.6719.54 59--
09221200 1.023.77-14.99- 6.7317.19 50--
09221100 1.023.81-14.94- 6.8718.16 53--
09221000 1.023.90-15.14- 7.0317.48 50--
09220900 1.023.81-15.19- 6.8018.24 51--
09220800 1.023.95-15.18- 6.9419.39 56--
09220700 1.023.99-15.10- 6.9421.38 56--
09220600 1.024.11-15.14- 7.0025.23 65--
09220500 1.024.01-15.02- 7.0029.11 68--
09220400 1.024.00-15.14- 6.9733.93 79--
09220300 1.023.93-15.10- 6.8524.40 57--
09220200 1.024.12-15.03- 7.1928.61 69--
09220100 1.024.06-15.10- 7.4225.57 51--
09220000 1.024.14-15.05- 7.3828.13 62--
09212200 1.024.89-15.07- 7.4918.77 13--
09212100 1.025.06-15.14- 7.5917.78 9--
09212000 1.024.69-15.07- 7.4918.57 27--
09211900 1.024.52-15.04- 7.2718.36 39--
09211800 1.024.24-15.00- 7.2525.63 59--
09211700 1.024.08-15.00- 7.0433.41 73--
09211600 1.023.81-15.02- 6.8541.55 89--

Description of Measurements

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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.