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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

Station 46053
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Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
ARES 4.4 payload
34.262 N 119.879 W (34°15'42" N 119°52'43" 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: 493.8 m
Watch circle radius: 856 yards

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Regional HF Radar Surface Current Observations

Conditions at 46053 as of
(10:00 pm PDT on 08/31/2014)
0500 GMT on 09/01/2014:

Note: This report is more than two hours old
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): ENE ( 60 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 5.8 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 7.8 kts
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 67.6 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 5.8 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 5.8 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds

Note: This report is more than two hours old
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
7:50 pmN ( 350 deg ) 7.0 kts
7:40 pmNNW ( 336 deg ) 8.2 kts
7:30 pmNW ( 313 deg ) 10.7 kts
7:20 pmNW ( 310 deg ) 10.5 kts
7:10 pmNW ( 325 deg ) 8.7 kts
7:00 pmNW ( 325 deg ) 7.8 kts
Peak gust during the measurement hour

Note: This report is more than two hours old
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
7:11 pmWNW ( 290 deg ) 15.5 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)
0831 7:50 pm   N 7.8 9.7----29.74+0.00 70.0 68.5----
0831 6:50 pm   NW 11.7------- 72.1-----
0831 5:50 pm   NW 13.6 17.5----29.73- 71.4 69.8----
0831 4:50 pm  WNW 11.7 13.6----29.75-0.06 71.2 71.2----
0831 1:50 pm  - 0.0 1.9----29.81- 69.1 70.2----
083112:50 pm  NNW 1.9 1.9----29.82-0.02 68.7 69.4----
0831 9:50 am   E 3.9 5.8----29.84+0.04 67.5 67.5----
0831 7:50 am  NNE 1.9 3.9----29.81+0.05 67.3 66.9----
0831 6:50 am   E 1.9 1.9----29.80+0.04 67.1 66.7----
0831 5:50 am  NNE 1.9 3.9----29.78- 67.8 66.7----
0831 4:50 am   W 5.8 9.7----29.76- 69.1 66.9----
0831 3:50 am   W 11.7 11.7----29.75- 68.9 67.5----
0831 1:50 am   W 11.7------- 68.9-----

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.

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.