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Station 46073 (LLNR 1199) - SOUTHEAST BERING SEA -205NM WNW of Dutch Harbor, AK Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 46073

Station 46073
Large icon indicates selected station.
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Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
ARES payload
55.031 N 172.001 W (55°1'53" N 172°0'2" 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: 1 m below site elevation
Water depth: 3051.5 m
Watch circle radius: 3130 yards

NOTICE:  In addition to the present 3 meter hull for station 46073, the old 12 meter hull (12D01) was once located just SE of the 3 meter.

Old hull 12D01 was confirmed capsized at (55*00'40"N 171*58'50"W). Vessels approaching the area near 12D01's location should exercise extreme caution.

Latest NWS Marine Forecast

Important Notice to Mariners

Search And Rescue (SAR) Data

Meteorological Observations from Nearby Stations and Ships Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations near station 46073


Conditions at 46073 as of
(2:50 pm AKST)
2350 GMT on 11/23/2014:
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): N ( 350 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 19.4 kts
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 8.9 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 10 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 6.8 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): NNW ( 340 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.57 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.05 in ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 37.6 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 42.3 °F
5-day plot - Wind Chill Wind Chill (CHILL): 27.3 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
TIME
(AKST)
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
2:50 pmN ( 349 deg ) 16.5 kts
2:40 pmN ( 349 deg ) 15.7 kts
2:30 pmNNW ( 347 deg ) 16.7 kts
2:20 pmN ( 356 deg ) 13.6 kts
2:10 pmN ( 10 deg ) 15.0 kts
2:00 pmN ( 5 deg ) 17.1 kts
 
Supplemental Measurements
Highest 1-minute Wind Speed
Time (AKST)5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Speed WSPD 5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Direction WDIR
1:55 pm 19.4 kts S ( 180 deg true )
Peak gust during the measurement hour
TIME
(AKST)
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
2:24 pmNNW ( 340 deg ) 21.4 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
(AKST)
   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
1123 1:50 pm   N 15.5 19.4 7.9 106.4NNW29.56+0.06 37.2 42.3----
112312:50 pm  NNW 15.5 23.3 8.5 106.7NNW29.54+0.08 37.9 42.3----
112311:50 am   N 15.5 21.4 8.5 106.8NNW29.52+0.08 38.3 42.3----
112310:50 am  NNW 17.5 23.3 8.2 116.6NNW29.49+0.06 37.6 42.3----
1123 9:50 am   N 17.5 21.4 7.5 116.3NNW29.47+0.06 37.6 42.3----
1123 8:50 am  NNW 19.4 25.3 9.2 116.6NNW29.44+0.04 36.5 42.3----
1123 7:50 am  NNW 17.5 19.4 8.9 106.4NNW29.43+0.04 38.1 42.3----
1123 6:50 am   NW 15.5 19.4 8.9 116.7NNW29.41+0.03 37.6 42.3----
1123 5:50 am  NNW 17.5 21.4 9.5 117.0 NW29.40+0.03 39.2 42.3----
1123 4:50 am  NNW 15.5 19.4 8.9 96.7NNW29.39+0.03 39.0 42.3----
1123 3:50 am  NNW 9.7 13.6 8.9 116.7NNW29.38+0.04 37.6 42.4----
1123 2:50 am   NW 11.7 13.6 9.5 96.9NNW29.37+0.04 37.2 42.4----
1123 1:50 am  NNW 13.6 21.4 9.8 117.2 NW29.36+0.06 36.9 42.4----
112312:50 am  NNW 17.5 21.4 10.2 87.1 N29.34+0.05 39.2 42.4----
112211:50 pm   N 15.5 17.5 10.5 117.3NNW29.33+0.05 38.3 42.4----
112210:50 pm  NNW 17.5 19.4 10.8 117.2NNW29.31+0.06 39.0 42.4----
1122 9:50 pm   N 19.4 25.3 10.2 116.9NNW29.29+0.05 38.7 42.4----
1122 8:50 pm  NNW 17.5 21.4 10.8 87.1 N29.27+0.05 38.7 42.4----
1122 7:50 pm  NNW 19.4 23.3 9.8 96.6 N29.25+0.04 38.5 42.4----
1122 6:50 pm  NNW 19.4 25.3 10.8 86.9 N29.23+0.04 39.0 42.4----
1122 5:50 pm  NNW 21.4 25.3 12.5 117.3NNW29.22+0.04 38.5 42.4----
1122 4:50 pm  NNW 19.4 27.2 13.1 117.5NNW29.21+0.03 39.4 42.4----
1122 3:50 pm  NNW 19.4 23.3 12.1 117.2NNW29.19+0.01 38.7 42.4----
1122 2:50 pm   N 23.3 27.2 12.8 117.5NNW29.18+0.02 39.6 42.4----

Detailed Wave Summary
for 46073 as of
(3:00 pm AKST on 11/23/2014)
0000 GMT on 11/24/2014:

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): 8.9 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH): 6.6 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP): 10.0 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD):NNW
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH): 5.9 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP): 6.7 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD): NW
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): AVERAGE
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 6.8 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
(AKST)
  WVHT
ft
  SwH
ft
  SwP
sec
  SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
  WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
1123 2:00 pm   7.9   5.9   10.0  NNW 5.2 5.9   NNW AVERAGE 6.4
1123 1:00 pm   8.5   6.9   10.0  NNW 5.2 6.2   NNW AVERAGE 6.7
112312:00 pm   8.5   5.9   10.0  NNW 5.9 7.7   N AVERAGE 6.8
112311:00 am   8.2   5.9   10.8  NNW 5.6 5.3   N SWELL 6.6
112310:00 am   7.5   4.9   10.8  NNW 5.9 7.7   NNW AVERAGE 6.3
1123 9:00 am   9.2   5.9   10.8  NNW 6.9 8.3   NNW AVERAGE 6.6
1123 8:00 am   8.9   6.2   10.0  NNW 6.2 6.2   NNW AVERAGE 6.4
1123 7:00 am   8.9   6.9   10.8  NNW 5.2 6.7   N AVERAGE 6.7
1123 6:00 am   9.5   7.5   10.8   NW 5.6 6.7   NNW AVERAGE 7.0
1123 5:00 am   8.9   7.2   9.1  NNW 5.2 6.2   N AVERAGE 6.7
1123 4:00 am   8.9   8.2   10.8  NNW 3.0 4.8   NW AVERAGE 6.7
1123 3:00 am   9.5   9.2   9.1  NNW 3.3 5.0   NW STEEP 6.9
1123 2:00 am   9.8   8.9   10.8   NW 4.6 4.8   NNW AVERAGE 7.2
1123 1:00 am   10.2   7.5   10.8  NNW 6.9 7.7   N STEEP 7.1
112312:00 am   10.5   8.9   10.8  NNW 5.6 6.7   N AVERAGE 7.3
112211:00 pm   10.8   8.5   11.4  NNW 6.6 7.1   NNW AVERAGE 7.2
112210:00 pm   10.2   6.9   10.8  NNW 7.2 8.3   N AVERAGE 6.9
1122 9:00 pm   10.8   8.5   8.3   N 6.9 6.2   N STEEP 7.1
1122 8:00 pm   9.8   6.2   9.1   N 7.5 6.7   NNW STEEP 6.6
1122 7:00 pm   10.8   7.2   10.8   N 8.2 8.3   N STEEP 6.9
1122 6:00 pm   12.5   10.2   10.8  NNW 7.2 5.6   NNW AVERAGE 7.3
1122 5:00 pm   13.1   11.8   10.8  NNW 6.2 5.3   NNW AVERAGE 7.5
1122 4:00 pm   12.1   9.2   10.8  NNW 8.2 7.7   N AVERAGE 7.2
1122 3:00 pm   12.8   8.5   10.8  NNW 9.2 8.3   N AVERAGE 7.5

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


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.

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