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Station 46053 (LLNR 196) - EAST SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 46053

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
2.3-meter foam discus buoy
SCOOP payload
34.252 N 119.853 W (34°15'9" N 119°51'12" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 4 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 2.5 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 1 m below water line
Water depth: 426.7 m
Watch circle radius: 685 yards

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Station 46053
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Conditions at 46053 as of
(6:51 am PDT)
1351 GMT on 04/28/2017:
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 - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 6.6 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 10 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 5.6 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): W ( 272 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 19.4 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 21.4 kts
Supplemental Measurements
Highest 1-minute Wind Speed
Time (PDT)5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Speed WSPD 5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Direction WDIR
6:42 am 19.4 kts-
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
(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
nmi
TIDE
ft
0428 6:50 amWNW 17.5 21.4----29.83-------
0428 6:40 amWNW 17.5 21.4----29.83-------
0428 6:30 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.83-------
0428 6:20 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.83-------
0428 6:10 am W 17.5 21.4----29.83-------
0428 6:00 am W 19.4 23.3 7.2-5.9WSW29.83+0.04------
0428 5:51 am--- 7.2 105.9---------
0428 5:50 am W 19.4 23.3----29.83-------
0428 5:40 am W 17.5 23.3 7.2-5.9-29.82-------
0428 5:30 am W 17.5 21.4----29.82-------
0428 5:20 am W 17.5 21.4----29.82-------
0428 5:10 amWSW 15.5 19.4----29.82-------
0428 5:00 amWSW 15.5 19.4----29.82+0.03------
0428 4:50 am SW 15.5 19.4----29.82-------
0428 4:40 amWSW 11.7 15.5----29.81-------
0428 4:30 am W 11.7 17.5----29.81-------
0428 4:20 amWNW 15.5 19.4----29.80-------
0428 4:10 amWNW 15.5 21.4----29.80-------
0428 4:00 amWNW 15.5 23.3 7.2-5.7WSW29.80+0.00------
0428 3:51 am--- 7.2 10----------
0428 3:50 amWNW 15.5 19.4----29.80-------
0428 3:40 amWNW 15.5 21.4----29.80-------
0428 3:30 amWNW 17.5 23.3----29.79-------
0428 3:20 amWNW 17.5 23.3----29.79-------
0428 3:10 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.78-------
0428 3:00 amWNW 19.4 25.3 7.5-5.7WSW29.79-0.02------
0428 2:51 am--- 7.5 10----------
0428 2:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.79-------
0428 2:40 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.79-------
0428 2:30 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.79-------
0428 2:20 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.79-------
0428 2:10 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.79-------
0428 2:00 amWNW 17.5 23.3 7.9-6.2 W29.79-0.03------
0428 1:52 am--- 7.9 10----------
0428 1:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
0428 1:40 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.80-------
0428 1:30 amWNW 17.5 25.3----29.80-------
0428 1:20 amWNW 15.5 21.4----29.80-------
0428 1:10 amWNW 17.5 23.3----29.80-------
0428 1:00 amWNW 19.4 25.3 7.9-5.9WSW29.80-0.02------
042812:51 am--- 7.9 11----------
042812:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
042812:40 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
042812:30 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
042812:20 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
042812:10 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.80-------
042812:00 amWNW 19.4 25.3 7.2-5.7 W29.81-0.01------
042711:51 pm--- 7.2 10----------
042711:50 pmWNW 19.4 27.2----29.81-------
042711:40 pmWNW 21.4 25.3----29.81-------
042711:30 pmWNW 19.4 25.3----29.81-------
042711:20 pmWNW 19.4 23.3----29.81-------
042711:10 pmWNW 19.4 23.3----29.81-------
042711:00 pmWNW 17.5 25.3 7.9-6.1 W29.81+0.01------
042710:51 pm--- 7.9 11----------
042710:50 pmWNW 17.5 21.4----29.81-------
042710:40 pmWNW 17.5 23.3----29.82-------
042710:30 pm W 17.5 19.4----29.82-------
042710:20 pm W 17.5 21.4----29.82-------
042710:10 pm W 17.5 23.3----29.83-------
042710:00 pm W 17.5 23.3 6.6-5.7WSW29.83+0.02------
0427 9:51 pm--- 6.6 10----------
0427 9:50 pm W 17.5 21.4----29.83-------
0427 9:40 pm W 19.4 23.3----29.83-------
0427 9:30 pm W 19.4 23.3----29.83-------
0427 9:20 pm W 17.5 21.4----29.82-------
0427 9:10 pm W 15.5 19.4----29.83-------
0427 9:00 pmWSW 15.5 21.4 7.9-5.9WSW29.82+0.02------
0427 8:51 pm--- 7.9 85.9---------
0427 8:50 pmWSW 13.6 17.5----29.82-------
0427 8:40 pm W 13.6 17.5----29.81-------
0427 8:30 pm W 15.5 19.4----29.81-------
0427 8:20 pmWSW 15.5 21.4----29.81-------
0427 8:10 pm W 17.5 21.4----29.81-------
0427 8:00 pm W 19.4 23.3 6.9-5.5WSW29.81+0.00------
0427 7:51 pm--- 6.9 95.5---------
0427 7:50 pm W 17.5 21.4----29.81-------
0427 7:40 pmWSW 19.4 23.3 6.9-5.5-29.81-------
0427 7:30 pmWSW 21.4 27.2------------
0427 7:20 pmWSW 19.4 23.3----29.80-------
0427 7:10 pm W 17.5 23.3----29.80-------
0427 7:00 pm W 17.5 21.4 7.5 95.5WSW29.81+0.00------
0427 6:50 pm W 19.4 23.3----29.80-------
0427 6:40 pm W 19.4 23.3----29.80-------
0427 6:30 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.81-------
0427 6:20 pm W 23.3 29.1------------
0427 6:10 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.80-------
0427 6:00 pm W 21.4 25.3 7.9-5.6WSW29.80-0.01------
0427 5:51 pm--- 7.9 75.6---------
0427 5:50 pm W 19.4 23.3----29.80-------
0427 5:40 pm W 21.4 25.3 7.9-5.6-29.81-------
0427 5:30 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.80-------
0427 5:20 pm W 23.3 31.1------------
0427 5:10 pm W 23.3 31.1----29.80-------
0427 5:00 pm W 23.3 29.1 8.2-5.4WSW29.80-0.01------
0427 4:51 pm--- 8.2 75.4---------
0427 4:50 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.80-------
0427 4:40 pm W 23.3 31.1----29.80-------
0427 4:30 pm W 25.3 33.0----29.80-------
0427 4:20 pm W 25.3 31.1----29.80-------
0427 4:10 pm W 25.3 29.1----29.80-------
0427 4:00 pm W 23.3 29.1 8.2-5.5 W29.80-0.04------
0427 3:51 pm--- 8.2 8----------
0427 3:50 pm W 23.3 27.2----29.80-------
0427 3:40 pm W 23.3 31.1----29.80-------
0427 3:30 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.81-------
0427 3:20 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.81-------
0427 3:10 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.81-------
0427 3:00 pm W 23.3 27.2 7.9-5.5WSW29.81-0.04------
0427 2:51 pm--- 7.9 6----------
0427 2:50 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 2:40 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 2:30 pm W 25.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 2:20 pm W 25.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 2:10 pm W 25.3 31.1----29.82-------
0427 2:00 pm W 25.3 31.1 6.9-5.3 W29.81-0.04------
0427 1:51 pm--- 6.9 6----------
0427 1:50 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 1:40 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.82-------
0427 1:30 pm W 23.3 27.2----29.83-------
0427 1:20 pm W 23.3 29.1----29.83-------
0427 1:10 pm W 21.4 27.2----29.83-------
0427 1:00 pm W 21.4 27.2 6.6-5.4WSW29.84-0.03------
042712:51 pm--- 6.6 7----------
042712:50 pm W 19.4 25.3----29.84-------
042712:40 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.84-------
042712:30 pm W 21.4 25.3----29.84-------
042712:20 pm W 21.4 27.2----29.85-------
042712:10 pm W 19.4 25.3----29.85-------
042712:00 pmWNW 21.4 25.3 6.9-5.5WSW29.85+0.00------
042711:51 am--- 6.9 8----------
042711:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.85-------
042711:40 amWNW 21.4 23.3----29.86-------
042711:30 amWNW 21.4 25.3----29.85-------
042711:20 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.86-------
042711:10 am W 19.4 23.3----29.85-------
042711:00 am W 17.5 21.4 6.6-5.5WSW29.85+0.00------
042710:51 am--- 6.6 9----------
042710:50 am W 17.5 21.4----29.86-------
042710:40 am W 17.5 21.4----29.86-------
042710:30 am W 19.4 23.3----29.86-------
042710:20 am W 19.4 23.3----29.87-------
042710:10 am W 15.5 21.4----29.87-------
042710:00 am W 13.6 19.4 6.6-5.2WSW29.87+0.02------
0427 9:51 am--- 6.6 9----------
0427 9:50 am W 13.6 19.4----29.87-------
0427 9:40 amWNW 15.5 21.4----29.87-------
0427 9:30 amWNW 15.5 21.4----29.86-------
0427 9:20 amWNW 17.5 21.4----29.86-------
0427 9:10 amWNW 17.5 23.3----29.85-------
0427 9:00 amWNW 17.5 23.3 5.9-4.9WSW29.86+0.03------
0427 8:51 am--- 5.9 8----------
0427 8:50 amWNW 17.5 23.3----29.86-------
0427 8:40 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.85-------
0427 8:30 amWNW 21.4 25.3----29.85-------
0427 8:20 amWNW 21.4 25.3----29.85-------
0427 8:10 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.85-------
0427 8:00 amWNW 19.4 25.3 6.6-5.1WSW29.85+0.03------
0427 7:51 am--- 6.6 8----------
0427 7:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.86-------
0427 7:40 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.86-------
0427 7:30 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.85-------
0427 7:20 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.85-------
0427 7:10 amWNW 19.4 23.3----29.85-------
0427 7:00 amWNW 19.4 23.3 6.9-5.3WSW29.84+0.00------
0427 6:51 am--- 6.9 7----------
0427 6:50 amWNW 19.4 25.3----29.84-------

Detailed Wave Summary
for 46053 as of (6:51 am PDT)
1351 GMT on 04/28/2017:

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): 6.6 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH): 4.3 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP): 10.0 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD): W
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH): 4.9 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP): 6.7 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD):WSW
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): AVERAGE
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 5.6 sec
Previous observations
5-day plot - Significant Wave Height 5-day plot - Swell Height 5-day plot - Swell Period 5-day plot - Swell Direction 5-day plot - Wind Wave Height 5-day plot - Wind Wave Period 5-day plot - Wind Wave Direction 5-day plot - Wave Steepness 5-day plot - Average Wave Period
MM DD TIME
(PDT)
WVHT
ft
SwH
ft
SwP
sec
SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
0428 5:51 am 7.2 4.9 10.0WSW 4.9 5.9 WSW AVERAGE 5.9
0428 3:51 am 7.2 4.6 10.0WSW 5.9 5.9 WSW AVERAGE 5.7
0428 2:51 am 7.5 5.2 10.0WSW 5.2 6.7 WSW AVERAGE 5.7
0428 1:52 am 7.9 5.6 10.0 W 5.2 6.7 WSW AVERAGE 6.2
042812:51 am 7.9 5.2 10.8WSW 5.6 7.1 WSW AVERAGE 5.9
042711:51 pm 7.2 4.9 10.0 W 5.2 6.7 WSW AVERAGE 5.7
042710:51 pm 7.9 5.6 10.8 W 5.6 7.1 WSW SWELL 6.1
0427 9:51 pm 6.6 4.3 10.0WSW 5.2 6.2 WSW AVERAGE 5.7
0427 8:51 pm 7.9 6.2 8.3WSW 4.6 5.3 WSW STEEP 5.9
0427 7:51 pm 6.9 4.3 9.1WSW 5.6 5.9 WSW AVERAGE 5.5
0427 6:51 pm 7.5 4.3 9.1WSW 6.2 5.9 W AVERAGE 5.5
0427 5:51 pm 7.9 4.6 9.1 W 6.2 6.7 WSWVERY_STEEP 5.6
0427 4:51 pm 8.2 0.0-- 8.2 7.1 WSW STEEP 5.4
0427 3:51 pm 8.2 2.6 12.9 NW 7.5 8.3 W STEEP 5.5
0427 2:51 pm 7.9 3.0 10.0 W 7.2 6.2 WSWVERY_STEEP 5.5
0427 1:51 pm 6.9 2.6 9.1 W 6.6 6.2 WVERY_STEEP 5.3
042712:51 pm 6.6 3.3 9.1 W 5.6 7.1 WSW STEEP 5.4
042711:51 am 6.9 4.6 8.3WSW 5.2 5.6 W AVERAGE 5.5
042710:51 am 6.6 3.9 9.1WSW 5.2 6.2 WSW AVERAGE 5.5
0427 9:51 am 6.6 3.9 9.1WSW 5.2 5.3 WSW AVERAGE 5.2
0427 8:51 am 5.9 3.3 8.3WSW 4.9 6.2 WSW AVERAGE 4.9
0427 7:51 am 6.6 3.9 8.3WSW 5.2 5.9 WSW AVERAGE 5.1
0427 6:51 am 6.9 3.9 9.1WSW 5.6 6.7 WSW STEEP 5.3

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


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.

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Please refer to the NDBC data inventory for the data history of each station.