Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NDBC Title GraphicClick to go to NDBC home page   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Home News Organization
 
 
    
    Station List

 Observations
    Mobile Access
    Obs via Google Maps
    Classic Maps
         Recent
         Historical
         DART®
         Oil & Gas ADCP
    Obs Search
    Ship Obs Report
    Gliders
    BuoyCAMs Image indicating link to BuoyCAMs page
    APEX
    TAO
    DODS
    HF Radar
    OSMC
    Dial-A-Buoy
    RSS Feeds Image indicating link to RSS feed access page
    Obs Web Widget
    Email Access

 Station Status
    NDBC Maintenance
    NDBC Platforms
    Partner Platforms

 Program Info
    Facebook Logo
    NDBC on Facebook
    About NDBC
     Met/Ocean
          Moored Buoy
          C-MAN
    TAO
    DART®
    VOS
    CSP
    IOOS® Program
    IOOS® DAC

 Publications
    NDBC DQC Handbook
    Hurricane Data Plots
    Mariners Weather
      Log

    Observing
      Handbook No. 1


 Science Education

 NDBC Director
 FAQ
 Media Inquiries
 Contact Us
 Visitor Information
 Links
 
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.

Visit NDBC's new TAO Data Download page to access current and historical data for the tropical equatorial Pacific.

Check out our new BuoyCAMs Map - also available at the BuoyCAMs link on the left side menu.

Station 46114 - West Monterey Bay - 23NM WNW of Monterey, CA Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 46114

Station 46114

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
Waverider Buoy
An industry-supplied payload
36.717 N 122.350 W (36°43'0" N 122°20'59" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.46 m below site elevation
Water depth: 1463 m
Watch circle radius: 3186 yards

Waverider buoy Deployed on 06/19/13.

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 46114

Regional HF Radar Surface Current Observations


Conditions at 46114 as of
(4:38 am PDT)
1138 GMT on 04/23/2014:
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 - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 7.9 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 13 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 7.4 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): WNW ( 298 deg true )
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 55.2 °F
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
0423 4:08 am  --- 7.5 127.1WNW--- 55.2----
0423 3:38 am  --- 8.2 127.7WNW--- 55.2----
0423 2:38 am  --- 8.2 137.3WNW--- 55.4----
0423 2:08 am  --- 8.2 137.3WNW--- 55.4----
0423 1:38 am  --- 8.2 127.0 NW--- 55.4----
0423 1:08 am  --- 8.2 137.3WNW--- 55.4----
042312:38 am  --- 8.5 127.1WNW--- 55.6----
042312:08 am  --- 8.2 117.5WNW--- 55.6----
042211:38 pm  --- 8.2 137.2WNW--- 55.6----
042211:08 pm  --- 8.5 137.4WNW--- 55.6----
042210:38 pm  --- 9.5 138.0WNW--- 55.6----
042210:08 pm  --- 8.5 137.8WNW--- 55.6----
0422 9:38 pm  --- 8.5 127.7WNW--- 55.6----
0422 9:08 pm  --- 9.2 137.8WNW--- 55.6----
0422 8:38 pm  --- 8.9 127.9 NW--- 55.8----
0422 8:08 pm  --- 8.9 137.7WNW--- 55.8----
0422 7:38 pm  --- 8.9 128.1WNW--- 55.8----
0422 7:08 pm  --- 8.9 138.0WNW--- 55.8----
0422 6:38 pm  --- 8.9 137.9WNW--- 55.8----
0422 6:08 pm  --- 9.2 138.2WNW--- 55.8----
0422 5:38 pm  --- 8.5 137.9WNW--- 55.9----
0422 5:08 pm  --- 9.2 138.1WNW--- 55.9----
0422 4:38 pm  --- 9.2 138.6WNW--- 55.9----
0422 4:08 pm  --- 8.9 127.9WNW--- 55.9----
0422 3:38 pm  --- 9.5 118.3WNW--- 55.9----
0422 3:08 pm  --- 8.9 137.9WNW--- 55.9----
0422 2:38 pm  --- 8.2 138.1WNW--- 55.9----
0422 2:08 pm  --- 8.5 137.9WNW--- 55.9----
0422 1:38 pm  --- 8.5 137.8WNW--- 55.9----
0422 1:08 pm  --- 9.2 138.2WNW--- 55.9----
042212:38 pm  --- 10.2 138.9WNW--- 55.8----
042212:08 pm  --- 8.9 147.9 W--- 55.8----
042211:38 am  --- 8.9 137.6WNW--- 55.8----
042211:08 am  --- 9.5 148.1WNW--- 55.8----
042210:38 am  --- 9.8 138.3WNW--- 55.8----
042210:08 am  --- 9.5 138.0WNW--- 55.8----
0422 9:38 am  --- 9.8 138.2WNW--- 55.8----
0422 8:38 am  --- 10.2 138.0WNW--- 55.6----
0422 8:08 am  --- 11.2 138.4 NW--- 55.6----
0422 7:38 am  --- 10.5 138.0WNW--- 55.6----
0422 7:08 am  --- 10.2 138.3WNW--- 55.6----
0422 6:38 am  --- 10.5 138.6 NW--- 55.6----
0422 6:08 am  --- 10.8 138.5WNW--- 55.6----
0422 5:38 am  --- 11.2 138.5WNW--- 55.6----
0422 5:08 am  --- 9.5 138.1 NW--- 55.8----

Detailed Wave Summary
for 46114 as of (4:38 am PDT)
1138 GMT on 04/23/2014:

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): 7.9 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH): 5.2 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP): 12.5 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD):WNW
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH): 5.6 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP): 9.9 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD):WNW
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): AVERAGE
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 7.4 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
0423 4:08 am   7.5   4.6   11.8  WNW 5.9 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.1
0423 3:38 am   8.2   5.6   11.8  WNW 5.9 9.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.7
0423 2:38 am   8.2   5.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.3
0423 2:08 am   8.2   5.6   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.3
0423 1:38 am   8.2   4.6   11.8   NW 6.6 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.0
0423 1:08 am   8.2   5.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.3
042312:38 am   8.5   4.9   11.8  WNW 6.6 9.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.1
042312:08 am   8.2   5.2   11.1  WNW 6.2 9.9   NW AVERAGE 7.5
042211:38 pm   8.2   5.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.2
042211:08 pm   8.5   5.6   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.4
042210:38 pm   9.5   6.6   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.0
042210:08 pm   8.5   5.9   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.8
0422 9:38 pm   8.5   5.9   11.8  WNW 5.9 8.3   WNW SWELL 7.7
0422 9:08 pm   9.2   5.9   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.8
0422 8:38 pm   8.9   5.9   11.8   NW 6.2 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.9
0422 8:08 pm   8.9   5.6   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   NW AVERAGE 7.7
0422 7:38 pm   8.9   5.9   11.8  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 8.1
0422 7:08 pm   8.9   6.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.0
0422 6:38 pm   8.9   6.2   13.3  WNW 6.2 9.9   NW SWELL 7.9
0422 6:08 pm   9.2   6.6   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.2
0422 5:38 pm   8.5   5.9   12.5  WNW 6.2 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.9
0422 5:08 pm   9.2   6.2   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   NW AVERAGE 8.1
0422 4:38 pm   9.2   6.9   13.3  WNW 5.9 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.6
0422 4:08 pm   8.9   5.9   11.8  WNW 6.6 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.9
0422 3:38 pm   9.5   6.9   11.1  WNW 6.2 7.1   WNW AVERAGE 8.3
0422 3:08 pm   8.9   6.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 7.1   WNW SWELL 7.9
0422 2:38 pm   8.2   5.9   13.3  WNW 5.9 7.1   WNW SWELL 8.1
0422 2:08 pm   8.5   5.6   13.3  WNW 6.2 7.1   WNW AVERAGE 7.9
0422 1:38 pm   8.5   5.9   13.3  WNW 6.6 8.3   WNW AVERAGE 7.8
0422 1:08 pm   9.2   6.2   12.5  WNW 6.2 7.1   WNW SWELL 8.2
042212:38 pm   10.2   7.5   13.3  WNW 6.6 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.9
042212:08 pm   8.9   5.9   14.3   W 6.6 6.7   WNW AVERAGE 7.9
042211:38 am   8.9   5.2   12.5  WNW 6.9 9.9   WNW AVERAGE 7.6
042211:08 am   9.5   6.6   14.3  WNW 6.9 7.7   WNW AVERAGE 8.1
042210:38 am   9.8   7.2   12.5  WNW 6.6 7.1   WNW SWELL 8.3
042210:08 am   9.5   6.6   12.5  WNW 6.9 7.7   WNW AVERAGE 8.0
0422 9:38 am   9.8   6.9   12.5  WNW 6.6 9.9   NW SWELL 8.2
0422 8:38 am   10.2   7.2   13.3  WNW 7.2 7.1   WNW SWELL 8.0
0422 8:08 am   11.2   8.2   13.3   NW 7.5 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.4
0422 7:38 am   10.5   7.2   13.3  WNW 7.2 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.0
0422 7:08 am   10.2   7.2   13.3  WNW 6.9 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.3
0422 6:38 am   10.5   7.9   12.5   NW 6.9 9.9   NW SWELL 8.6
0422 6:08 am   10.8   7.9   13.3  WNW 7.2 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.5
0422 5:38 am   11.2   8.2   13.3  WNW 7.2 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.5
0422 5:08 am   9.5   6.9   13.3   NW 6.6 9.9   WNW SWELL 8.1

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.

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.