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Station BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station BUZM3

Station BUZM3
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Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
C-MAN Station
MARS payload
41.397 N 71.033 W (41°23'48" N 71°2'0" W)

Site elevation: 0 m above mean sea level
Air temp height: 24.5 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 24.8 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 17.4 m above mean sea level

Caution: Right whales may be active in northeast waters year-round. Mandatory speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas and times along the US east coast. Voluntary speed restrictions may be in effect in other areas and times. For current information on speed-restricted areas, go to:

For area forecasts and warnings, select: Boston WFO

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 BUZM3

Regional HF Radar Surface Current Observations

Sector pictures are available for this station at 0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, 315 degrees.


Conditions at BUZM3 as of
(2:00 pm EDT)
1800 GMT on 10/30/2014:
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): W ( 270 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 9 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 10 kts
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.94 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.03 in ( Falling )
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 8 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 8 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
2:00 pmW ( 269 deg ) 8 kts
1:50 pmW ( 269 deg ) 7 kts
1:40 pmW ( 274 deg ) 7 kts
1:30 pmW ( 281 deg ) 7 kts
1:20 pmW ( 274 deg ) 7 kts
1:10 pmW ( 278 deg ) 7 kts
Peak gust during the measurement hour
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
1:59 pmW ( 270 deg ) 10 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)
1030 1:00 pm   W 8 9----29.95-0.02------
103012:00 pm  WNW 10 12----29.96+0.00------
103011:00 am   NW 12 14----29.97+0.01------
103010:00 am   NW 12 13----29.97+0.02------
1030 9:00 am   NW 11 13----29.97+0.02------
1030 8:00 am   NW 12 13----29.96+0.03------
1030 7:00 am   NW 11 13----29.94+0.03------
1030 6:00 am   NW 11 12----29.94+0.03------
1030 5:00 am   NW 13 14----29.93+0.02------
1030 4:00 am  NNW 16 17----29.91+0.00------
1030 3:00 am   NW 15 17----29.91+0.00------
1030 2:00 am   NW 15 17----29.91+0.01------
1030 1:00 am  NNW 8 9----29.91+0.03------
103012:00 am   NW 11 12----29.92+0.06------
102911:00 pm  NNW 15 16----29.90+0.04------
102910:00 pm   NW 17 19----29.88+0.05------
1029 9:00 pm  NNW 8 9----29.85+0.04------
1029 8:00 pm   NW 14 15----29.86+0.05------
1029 7:00 pm   SW 17 19----29.83+0.02------
1029 6:00 pm  SSW 19 21----29.82+0.00------
1029 5:00 pm  SSW 18 20----29.81-0.02------
1029 4:00 pm  SSW 17 18----29.81-0.04------
1029 3:00 pm  SSW 16 18----29.82-0.05------
1029 2:00 pm  SSW 18 19----29.83-0.06------

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.

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