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NDBC added additional data to its .drift file format on August 17. For more info, see the Drift File Format Change Notice.


August 08,2022 - August 15,2022


Percent of Data Disseminated in Real Time

StationHull No./Config and LocationLocation Lat/LongWind SpeedWind DirectionSea Level PressureWave HeightDominant Period Air TempWater TempDew PointRemark
41001*3D90 (SC) East Hatteras34.70N 72.23W99999977779490SDewpoint data failed 5/22/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
41002*3DV33 (SC) South Hatteras31.75N 74.93W9999968383968796Water temperature data is intermittent.
41004*3DV02 (SC) Edisto32.50N 79.08W9999998484968896Water temperature data intermittent.
41008*3D64 (AR) Grays Reef31.40N 80.85W99999999999999SDewpoint data failed 8/02/21.
41009*3DV63 (SC) Canaveral28.50N 80.18W9999967979958795Water temperature data intermittent.
41010*3DV21 (SC) Canaveral East28.87N 78.48W9999998282958895Water temperature data intermittent.
41013*3DV36 (SC) Frying Pan Shoals, Nc (buoy)33.43N 77.75W9997997474968796Water temperature data intermittent.
41025*3D16 (SC) Diamond Shoals35.00N 75.45W959595SSS88SAir and Dewpoint temperature data missing 4/23/22. Wave data failed 01/26/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
41040*3DV41 (SC) North Equatorial One14.53N 53.32WSSSSSSSSBuoy adrift 07/29/22, data release stopped.
41041* North Equatorial Two14.45N 46.32WSSSSSSSSAdrift buoy recovered 10/14/21.
41043*3DV53 (SC) Ne Puerto Rico21.02N 64.78W9999957878958895Water temperature data intermittent 10/27/21.
41044*3D78 (SC) Ne St Martin21.57N 58.62W95S957575S86SWind direction data failed 9/11/21. Humidity data failed 1/10/21. Air temperature failed 1/12/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
41046*3D74 (SC) East Bahamas23.82N 68.38W9898973030637663Water temperature data intermittent.
41047*3DV26 (SC) N.e. Bahamas27.47N 71.45W9999947676959495Water temperature data intermittent.
41048*3DV66 (SC) West Bermuda31.82N 69.57WSS968080SSSWind data intermittent. Water temperature data ceased 6/16/22. Humidity data occasionally reports supersaturation resulting in intermittent data. Air and Dewpoint temperature are intermittent.
41049*3DV25 (SC) South Bermuda27.48N 62.93W9999997474968896Wind direction data intermittent 2/25/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
42001* Mid Gulf25.93N 89.65WSSSSSSSSAdrift buoy recovered 07/27/21.
42002*3D65 (SC) West Gulf26.05N 93.63W99999580809687SWater temperature data intermittent. Humidity data failed 9/1/2021.
42003*2.1D11 (SC) East Gulf25.92N 85.60W9999998181968896New buoy deployed 8/6/22.
42012*3D43 (SC) Orange Beach, Al30.05N 87.53W9797997676978997Water temperature data is intermittent.
42019*2.1D03 (SC) Freeport, Tx27.90N 95.33W99S99777794S94Wind direction data failed 09/14/21. Water temperature data missing 12/27/21.
42020*3DV27 (SC) Corpus Christi, Tx26.97N 96.68W9999997777949394Water temperature data intermittent.
42035*3DV51 (SC) Galveston, Tx29.22N 94.40W999999SS95S95Wave data missing 09/13/21. Water temperature data missing 9/30/21.
42036*3DV06 (SC) West Tampa28.50N 84.50W9999957777968796Water temperature data intermittent.
42039*3DV54 (SC) Pensacola28.78N 86.00W999996777796S96Water temperature data missing 7/20/22.
42040*3DV34 (SC) Luke Offshore Test Platform29.20N 88.23W9999957474958895Water temperature data intermittent. Air and dewpoint temperatures intermittent 7/7/22.
42055*3DV11 (SC) Bay Of Campeche22.12N 93.93W9595957676S91SAir temperature and dewpoint data missing 09/02/21. Wind direction data intermittent 1/1/2022.
42056*3DV48 (SC) Yucatan Basin19.82N 84.93W9696S1414967896Sea-level pressure data missing. All data reporting intermittently.
42057* Western Caribbean16.90N 81.42WSSSSSSSSBuoy adrift 12/12/20. Data release stopped.
42058* Central Caribbean14.38N 74.80WSSSSSSSSBuoy adrift 9/24/21. Data release stopped.
42059*3DV64 (SC) Eastern Caribbean Sea15.30N 67.47W9999957171958695Water temperature data intermittent.
42060*3D40 (SC) Caribbean Valley16.43N 63.32W99S967777SSSAir temperature data failed 5/6/22. Wind direction data failed 06/21/21. Dewpoint data failed 7/29/20. Water temperature data missing 9/2/21. Sea-level pressure data intermittent 7/17/22.
44005*3D41 (AM) Gulf Of Maine43.20N 69.12W9898989797989898
44007*3DV61 (SC) Portland, Me43.52N 70.13W9999958484958795Water temperature data intermittent.
44008*3DV65 (SC) Nantucket40.48N 69.25W9999957575S89SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 5/8/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
44009*3D59 (SC) Delaware Bay38.45N 74.68W9898999898964596Wave data returned intermittently 6/1/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
44011*3DV18 (SC) Georges Bank41.08N 66.55WSS957777S87SAir temperature and dewpoint data intermittent 07/30/21. Water temperature data intermittent.
44013*2.1D08 (SC) Boston42.33N 70.65W9696966767S90SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 07/09/21. Water temperature data intermittent. Wind data intermittent 12/12/20.
44014*2.1D06 (SC) Virginia Beach36.60N 74.83W9696966464S73SAir and dewpoint temperature data missing 12/30/21. Water temperature data intermittent 4/15/22.
44017*3DV50 (SC) Montauk Point40.68N 72.03W999999787896S96Water temperature data missing 11/17/21.
44018*3DV23 (SC) Cape Cod42.20N 70.15W9999998383968885Water temperature data intermittent. Dewpoint data intermittent.
44020*3DV04 (SC) Nantucket Sound41.48N 70.27W99999674749689SDewpoint data failed 06/29/21. Water temperature data intermittent.
44025*3DV24 (SC) Long Island40.25N 73.15W94S947474S89SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 07/08/20. Wind direction data failed 6/5/21.
44027* Jonesport, Me44.27N 67.28WSSSSSSSSBuoy adrift recovered 7/5/22.
44065*3DV12 (SC) New York Harbor Entrance40.37N 73.70W9988968282S93SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 06/19/20. Water temperature data intermittent.
44066*3DV46 (SC) Texas Tower #439.60N 72.63W9999997575968796Water temperature data intermittent.
45001*2.1D02 (SC) Mid Superior48.05N 87.78W99999677779688NWater temperature data intermittent.
45002*2.1D10 (SC) North Michigan45.33N 86.40W10095958080958894Water temperature and Dewpoint data are intermittent.
45003*2.3D08 (SC) North Huron45.35N 82.83W1001009675759687SWater temperature data intermittent. Humidity failed 6/6/22.
45004*2.3D06 (SC) East Superior47.58N 86.58W100100967575968961Water temperature and Dewpoint data are intermittent.
45005*2.4D06 (SC) West Erie41.67N 82.38W9999947676948894Water temperature data intermittent.
45006*2.3D11 (SC) West Superior47.33N 89.78W100100968181S88SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 6/16/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
45007*2.3D13 (SC) South Michigan42.67N 87.02W100100977777978897Water temperature data intermittent.
45008*2.3D02 (SC) South Huron44.28N 82.40W100100968181969394Water temperature and Dewpoint data are intermittent.
45012*2.3D07 (SC) Lake Ontario43.62N 77.40W9999S7777S87SAir temperature and barometric pressure data failed 5/4/22. Humidity data failed 4/11/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
46001*3D47 (SC) Western Gulf Of Alaska56.30N 148.02W9999997575978797Water temperature data intermittent.
46002*3D50 (SC) West Oregon42.65N 130.50W9999977777958695Humidity data occasionally reports supersaturation resulting in intermittent data. Water temperature data intermittent.
46005*3DV39 (SC) West Washington46.13N 131.07W9999967777958795Water temperature data intermittent. Wave data intermittent 12/27/21 and then ceased 2/13/22.
46006*3DV43 (SC) Southeast Papa40.75N 137.37W9696966969SSSAir temperature and dewpoint data ceased 1/9/21. Water temperature data ceased 6/19/21.
46011*3D26 (SC) Santa Maria34.93N 121.00W9493937474484422Buoy serviced 8/11/22.
46012*3D12 (SC) Half Moon Bay37.35N 122.87W999696818196SSDewpoint data failed 07/19/22. Air temperature data intermittent 2/10/22. Water Temperature failed 6/5/20.
46013*3D76 (SC) Bodega Bay38.23N 123.32W10010010082829787SDewpoint data failed 5/5/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
46014*3D30 (SC) Pt Arena39.22N 123.97W99999974749788SDewpoint data failed 07/27/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
46015*3DV40 (SC) Port Orford42.75N 124.83W10010010079799689SDewpoint data failed 07/27/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
46022*3D42 (SC) Eel River40.73N 124.52W100100978080978997Water temperature data intermittent 12/7/21. Wave data sporadic/missing 10/11/21.
46025*3D58 (SC) Santa Monica Basin33.75N 119.03W9595956767918391Buoy serviced 8/9/22.
46026*3D09 (SC) San Francisco37.75N 122.83W9999967979S88SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 09/13/20. Water temperature data intermittent.
46027*3D77 (SC) St Georges41.83N 124.37W10010010079799688SDewpoint data failed 5/22/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
46028*3DV57 (SC) Cape San Martin35.77N 121.90W10010010079799788SAir temperature data intermittent after 02/03/22. Dewpoint data failed 06/12/21. Water temperature data intermittent.
46029*3D60 (SC) Columbia River Bar46.15N 124.48W10010010076769792SDewpoint data failed 01/10/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
46035*3DV58 (AM) Central Bering Sea57.00N 177.70W97979796969797N
46041* Cape Elizabeth47.35N 124.73WSSSSSSSSBuoy adrift recovered 3/15/22.
46042*3D44 (SC) Monterey36.78N 122.38W10010010073739686SAir temperature data intermittent 02/05/22. Dewpoint data failed 01/06/22. Water temperature data is intermittent.
46047*3D24 (SC) Tanner Bank32.38N 119.52W999996818197S97Water temperature data failed 07/30/22.
46050*3DV56 (SC) Stonewall Bank44.67N 124.53W9595957777S89SAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 10/03/20. Water temperature data intermittent.
46053*2.1D07 (SC) East Santa Barb34.23N 119.83W9595957676928684Buoy serviced 08/10/22.
46054*3D89 (SC) West Santa Barb34.27N 120.47W1001009781819688SDewpoint data failed 07/06/21. Water temperature data intermittent.
46059*3DV09 (SC) West California38.05N 129.97W9999997373958795Air, Dewpoint and Water temperature data are intermittent 1/16/22.
46060*3D85 (AR) West Orca Bay60.58N 146.78W98989897979898N
46061*3D55 (AR) Seal Rocks60.23N 146.82W96969696969696N
46066*3D27 (SC) South Kodiak52.75N 155.00W99999980809786SHumidity data failed 6/9/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
46069*3D81 (SC) South Santa Rosa Is33.67N 120.20W4141413737403740Buoy serviced 8/12/22.
46070* Southwest Bering Sea55.00N 175.17ESSSSSSSSDamaged hull recovered 6/26/22.
46071*3D29 (SC) Western Aleutians51.02N 179.83E9999997979968796Water temperature data intermittent.
46072*3D79 (SC) Central Aleutians51.65N 172.10W9999998080978797Water temperature data intermittent.
46073*3D84 (AR) Southeast Bering Sea55.00N 172.00W100100100100100100100100
46075*3D46 (SC) Shumagin Islands53.97N 160.78W9999997575978796Water temperature data intermittent.
46076*3D82 (SC) Cape Cleare59.47N 148.00W9999997979958891Water temperature data intermittent.
46077*3D15 (AM) Shelikof Strait57.87N 154.20W9999999999999999
46078*3D20 (SC) Albatross Bank55.55N 152.63W9999998686958695Water temperature data intermittent.
46080*3D62 (AR) Portlock Bank57.93N 150.03W9191919191919191
46081*3D28 (AR) Western Prince William Sound60.80N 148.27W999999969699S99Water temperature data failed 01/24/22.
46082*3DV30 (AM) Cape Suckling59.67N 143.35W9898S989898S98Barometric pressure data failed 6/25/22. Water temperature data intermittent.
46083*3D10 (AR) Fairweather Ground58.27N 138.02W9999999999999999
46084*3D18 (SC) Cape Edgecumbe56.62N 136.10W9999998888968696Water temperature data intermittent.
46085*3D54 (SC) Central Gulf Of Alaska55.87N 142.87W9999957777968796Water temperature data intermittent.
46086*3DV14 (SC) San Clemente Basin32.48N 118.05W10095967171959095Water temperature data intermittent.
46087 Neah Bay, Wa48.48N 124.72WSSSSSSSSAdrift buoy recovered 11/24/20.
460883D02 (SC) New Dungeness, Wa48.32N 123.17WSSSSSSSSTransmissions ceased 11/8/21.
46089*3D57 (SC) Tillamook, Or45.93N 125.78W9999997171968796Dewpoint and Water temperature data are intermittent.
51000*3DV37 (SC) Northern Hawaii One23.52N 153.78W96961007979968796Water temperature data is intermittent.
51001*2.1D04 (SC) Northwestern Hawaii One24.45N 162.00W9999997575968996Water temperature data is intermittent.
51002*3DV28 (SC) Southwestern Hawaii17.03N 157.73W9999998383958695Water temperature data is intermittent.
51003*3D86 (SC) Western Hawaii19.18N 160.63W999999747496S96Water temperature data ceased 5/22/22. Air and Dewpoint temperature data intermittent 6/4/22.
51004*3DV29 (SC) Southeastern Hawaii17.53N 152.22W9999967272949194Water temperature data is intermittent.
51101*3DV49 (SC) Northwestern Hawaii Two24.35N 162.07W9999977373958795Water temperature data is intermittent.
Total Base Funded Buoys:104
Total Other Buoys:2

Total Moored Buoys:106

*Base funded station of National Weather Service (NWS); however, all stations report data to NWS.



Hull TypeAnemometer Ht.
6N6 meter NOMAD5 m
3D/3DV3 meter discus5 m
2.3D2.3 meter foam discus4 m
2.4DV2.4 meter foam discus4 m

Payload Types

  • AM - AMPS
  • SM - SMART
  • AR - ARES
  • SC - SCOOP

Example: 6N27/VE means 6-meter NOMAD buoy, hull number 27, with VEEP payload.


Percent of Data Disseminated in Real Time

StationHull No./Config and LocationLocation Lat/LongWind SpeedWind DirectionSea Level PressureWave HeightDominant Period Air TempWater TempDew PointRemark
AMAA2* (AR) East Amatuli Island Light58.90N 151.95WSSSNNSNSTransmissions issues since 4/13/22. All data very sporadic/ missing - Data release to GTS stopped.
AUGA2* (MA) Augustine Island, Ak59.37N 153.33W9999SNN99NSSea level pressure data failed 5/8/21. Humidity data failed 4/24/21.
BLIA2* (SU) Bligh Reef Light, Ak60.83N 146.88W999999NN99NN
BURL1* (AR) Southwest Pass , La28.90N 89.42W99SSNNSNSPower issues affecting barometric pressure, air temperature, and dewpoint data.
BUZM3* (MA) Buzzards Bay,ma41.38N 71.03W999998NN98NSDewpoint data failed 08/21/19. Station transmissions intermittent 3/13/22.
CDRF1* (MA) Cedar Key, Fl29.13N 83.02W989898NN98N98
CLKN7* (MA) Cape Lookout, Nc34.62N 76.52W999999NN99NSDewpoint data failed 06/15/20.
DBLN6* (MA) Dunkirk, Ny42.48N 79.35W999998NN98NN
DESW1* (MA) Destruction Island,wa47.67N 124.48W999999NNSNNAir temperature data failed 6/3/22.
DISW3* (SU) Devils Island, Wi47.07N 90.72W999999NN99N99Air and Dewpoint temperature data intermittent.
DPIA1* (SU) Dauphin Island, Al30.25N 88.07WSSSNNSSSStation equipment removed for pier replacement work. Data release stopped.
FBIS1* (MA) Folly Island, Sc32.68N 79.88W999999NN99N99Wind data failed 1/23/22. Dewpoint data failed 5/16/20.
FFIA2* (SU) Five Fingers ,ak57.27N 133.62W999999NN99NN
FILA2* (AR) Flat Island Light59.32N 151.98W999999NN99N99
FWYF1* (MA) Fowey Rock, Fl25.58N 80.08W999999NN9999N
IOSN3* (SU) Isle Of Shoals, Nh42.97N 70.62W999999NN99N99Dewpoint data intermittent 2/20/22.
KTNF1* (MA) Keaton Beach, Fl29.82N 83.58W999999NN99N99
LONF1* (SC) Long Key, Fl24.83N 80.85W100100100NN95N95
MDRM1* (MA) Mt Desert Rock, Me43.97N 68.12W999999NN99N99
MISM1* (SU) Matinicus Rock, Me43.78N 68.85W999999NN99N99Dewpoint data failed 8/15/22.
MLRF1* (MA) Molasses Reef, Fl25.00N 80.37WSSSNNSSNSystem transmissions ceased 4/7/19.
MRKA2* (SU) Middle Rock Light, Ak61.07N 146.65W999999NN99NN
NWPO3* (MA) Newport, Or44.60N 124.07W9999SNN99NSPressure data failed 4/17/19. Dewpoint data failed 09/27/16.
PILA2* (MA) Pilot Rock, Ak59.73N 149.47W999999NN99N99Humidity data intermittent.
PILM4* (MA) Passage Island, Mi48.22N 88.35W999999NN99NN
PLSF1* (SM) Pulaski Shoals Light, Fl24.68N 82.77WSSSNNSNNAll data failed 3/25/20 due to transmit timing issues.
POTA2* (SU) Potato Point, Ak61.05N 146.70W999999NN99NN
PTAT2* (MA) Port Aransas, Tx27.82N 97.05W9999SNN99SSSea-level pressure failed 6/16/21. Water temperature failed 7/20/21. Humidity data failed 3/6/22.
PTGC1* (MA) Point Arguello, Ca34.57N 120.63W999999NN99NN
ROAM4* (MA) Rock Of Ages, Mi47.87N 89.30W999999NN99NN
SANF1* (SC) Sand Key, Fl24.40N 81.87W626262NN60N60Transmissions ceased 8/12/22.
SAUF1* (MA) St. Augustine, Fl29.85N 81.25W999999NN999998
SBIO1* (SU) South Bass Island, Oh41.62N 82.83W989898NN98NN
SGNW3* (SU) Sheboygan, Wi43.73N 87.68W100100100NN100S100Water temperature data failed 01/16/15.
SGOF1* (MA) Tyndall Afb Tower29.40N 84.85W232399NN99N99Wind speed and direction data failed 8/8/22.
SISW1* (SC) Smith Island, Wa48.32N 122.82W999996NN96N48Dewpoint data is intermittent.
SMKF1* (SC) Sombrero Key, Fl30.35N 89.60W100100100NN96N96
SPGF1* (SU) Settlement Point, Gbi26.70N 78.98W999999NN99NSDewpoint data failed 06/11/17.
SRST2* (MA) Sabine Pass, Tx29.68N 94.03W838383NN83N83System transmissions are intermittent 4/9/19. Dewpoint data intermittent due to supersaturation 3/20/22.
STDM4* (SU) Stannard Rock, Mi47.18N 87.22W9999SNNSNSAir temperature and dewpoint data failed 05/27/20. Sea level pressure failed 7/1/20.
TPLM2* (MA) Thomas Point, Md38.88N 76.43W999999NN99SSWater temperature sensor removed 07/14/22. Dewpoint data failed 09/16/21.
VENF1* (AR) Venice, Fl27.07N 82.45W999999NN999999
WPOW1* (MA) West Point, Wa47.65N 122.43W989898NN98N98
Total Base Funded Stations:43

Total Stations:43

*Base funded station of National Weather Service (NWS); however, all stations report data to NWS.


Payload Types

  • AR - ARES
  • DA - DACT
  • MA - MARS
  • AM - AMPS
  • VE - VEEP
  • SM - SMART

C-MAN anemometer heights are listed in the C-MAN User's Guide and on the NDBC Home Page at


  • S - Sensor/system failure.
  • E - Data under evaluation, not reported.
  • N - No sensor installed.
  • Y - Parameter reported, no percentage
  • D - Station disestablished.
  • R - Buoy recovered

*Hover over status code in table to display detail.