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Station POTA2 - Potato Point, AK Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station POTA2

Station POTA2
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Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
C-MAN Station
Sutron XPERT payload
61.060 N 146.700 W (61°3'36" N 146°42'0" W)

Site elevation: 7 m above mean sea level
Air temp height: 9.1 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 10 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 8.5 m above mean sea level

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

(SECTOR PHOTOS ARE NOT IN REAL-TIME AND ARE NOT UPDATED!)


Conditions at POTA2 as of
(1:00 am AKDT)
0900 GMT on 10/23/2014:
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): NNE ( 20 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 19 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 23 kts
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.50 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.09 in ( Rising )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 44.2 °F
5-day plot - Wind Chill Wind Chill (CHILL): 35.6 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 19 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 19 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
TIME
(AKDT)
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
1:00 amNNE ( 21 deg ) 20 kts
12:50 amNNE ( 20 deg ) 19 kts
12:40 amNNE ( 20 deg ) 18 kts
12:30 amNNE ( 13 deg ) 16 kts
12:20 amNNE ( 17 deg ) 18 kts
12:10 amNNE ( 13 deg ) 18 kts
 
Peak gust during the measurement hour
TIME
(AKDT)
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
12:00 amNNE ( 20 deg ) 27 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
(AKDT)
   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
102312:30 am  NNE 18 24----29.49- 44.2-----
102312:00 am  NNE 16 25----29.48+0.10 44.4-----
102211:30 pm  NNE 18 27----29.47- 44.6-----
102211:00 pm  NNE 21 30----29.45+0.08 45.0-----
102210:30 pm  NNE 27 33----29.43- 45.5-----
102210:00 pm  NNE 22 29----29.41+0.06 45.3-----
1022 9:30 pm  NNE 25 33----29.40- 45.9-----
1022 9:00 pm  NNE 27 32----29.38+0.06 45.9-----
1022 8:30 pm  NNE 26 30----29.38- 46.2-----
1022 8:00 pm  NNE 25 29----29.36+0.06 46.4-----
1022 7:30 pm  NNE 20 31----29.36- 46.2-----
1022 7:00 pm  NNE 20 27----29.35+0.07 46.2-----
1022 6:30 pm  NNE 23 30----29.33- 46.6-----
1022 6:00 pm  NNE 18 24----29.33+0.06 46.9-----
1022 5:30 pm  NNE 23 28----29.31- 46.9-----
1022 5:00 pm  NNE 23 29----29.30+0.05 47.5-----
1022 4:30 pm  NNE 20 27----29.29- 47.7-----
1022 4:00 pm  NNE 19 27----29.28+0.04 47.8-----
1022 3:30 pm  NNE 18 29----29.27- 48.0-----
1022 3:00 pm  NNE 27 32----29.26+0.04 47.8-----
1022 2:30 pm  NNE 26 32----29.25- 47.7-----
1022 2:00 pm  NNE 22 29----29.25+0.04 47.3-----
1022 1:30 pm   N 17 27----29.24- 46.6-----
1022 1:00 pm  NNE 21 30----29.24+0.04 46.8-----
102212:30 pm  NNE 22 31----29.23- 46.6-----
102212:00 pm  NNE 24 30----29.23+0.03 46.4-----
102211:30 am  NNE 15 26----29.22- 46.2-----
102211:00 am  NNE 18 24----29.21+0.04 46.4-----
102210:30 am  NNE 23 29----29.21- 45.9-----
102210:00 am  NNE 22 29----29.20+0.03 46.2-----
1022 9:30 am  NNE 20 28----29.20- 46.4-----
1022 9:00 am  NNE 16 25----29.19+0.04 45.7-----
1022 8:30 am  NNE 21 28----29.19- 46.0-----
1022 8:00 am  NNE 19 27----29.18+0.03 46.0-----
1022 7:30 am   N 14 22----29.18- 46.0-----
1022 7:00 am  NNE 17 28----29.17+0.03 46.2-----
1022 6:30 am  NNE 16 23----29.16- 46.0-----
1022 6:00 am  NNE 18 24----29.15+0.02 46.2-----
1022 5:30 am  NNE 15 22----29.15- 46.2-----
1022 5:00 am  NNE 17 24----29.15+0.00 46.6-----
1022 4:30 am  NNE 17 24----29.14- 46.6-----
1022 4:00 am  NNE 23 28----29.14+0.00 47.1-----
1022 3:30 am   N 11 19----29.13- 46.9-----
1022 3:00 am   N 17 27----29.13+0.00 46.8-----
1022 2:30 am  NNE 19 30----29.14- 46.6-----
1022 2:00 am  NNE 14 25----29.15+0.00 46.8-----
1022 1:30 am  NNE 21 26----29.15- 46.6-----
1022 1:00 am  NNE 22 28----29.14+0.00 46.6-----

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