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Station 46087 (LLNR 756) - Neah Bay - 6NM North of Cape Flattery, WA (Traffic Separation Lighted Buoy) Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 46087

Strait of Juan de Fuca Traffic Separation Lighted Buoy JA

Funding provided by the United States Coast Guard
Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
ARES payload
48.493 N 124.726 W (48°29'35" N 124°43'35" 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: 0.6 m below water line
Water depth: 260.6 m
Watch circle radius: 255 yards

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Station 46087
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Conditions at 46087 as of
(9:50 pm PDT on 10/18/2017)
0450 GMT on 10/19/2017:
     

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): S ( 190 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 19.4 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 27.2 kts
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 10.8 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 11 sec
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.49 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.01 in ( Falling )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 53.6 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 50.2 °F
5-day plot - Dew Point Dew Point (DEWP): 52.0 °F
5-day plot - Wind Chill Wind Chill (CHILL): 48.0 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 21.4 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 23.3 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Continuous Winds
TIME
(PDT)
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
9:50 pmS ( 190 deg ) 19.0 kts
9:40 pmSW ( 217 deg ) 13.8 kts
9:30 pmSSW ( 200 deg ) 15.2 kts
9:20 pmSSW ( 192 deg ) 12.8 kts
9:10 pmSSW ( 196 deg ) 13.8 kts
9:00 pmSSW ( 200 deg ) 13.4 kts
 
Peak gust during the measurement hour
TIME
(PDT)
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
9:49 pmS ( 190 deg ) 27.2 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
(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
1018 9:20 pm S 13.6 17.5 10.5 11--29.49- 51.3 50.5 49.8---
1018 8:50 pmSSW 13.6 17.5 9.8 11--29.50+0.01 50.5 50.7 49.8---
1018 8:20 pmSSW 17.5 23.3 9.2 10--29.51- 51.4 50.7 50.5---
1018 7:50 pm S 17.5 23.3 8.5 11--29.49+0.01 53.2 50.7 52.2---
1018 7:20 pm S 17.5 21.4 9.5 11--29.50- 53.1 50.7 52.2---
1018 6:50 pm S 17.5 19.4 9.8 11--29.50+0.02 52.7 50.7 52.3---
1018 6:20 pm S 17.5 21.4 11.8 10--29.50- 52.3 50.7 52.3---
1018 5:50 pmSSW 15.5 19.4 10.5 10--29.49+0.03 52.2 50.7 52.2---
1018 5:20 pm S 15.5 21.4 10.8 11--29.48- 52.5 50.7 52.5---
1018 4:50 pmSSW 13.6 17.5 11.8 10--29.48+0.04 52.9 50.7 52.9---
1018 4:20 pm S 7.8 11.7 11.5 10--29.49- 52.0 50.5 52.0---
1018 3:50 pmSSW 3.9 7.8 11.2 10--29.48+0.05 51.6 50.5 51.6---
1018 3:20 pm NW 1.9 5.8 10.8 10--29.48- 51.8 50.2 51.8---
1018 2:50 pmNNW 7.8 9.7 11.8 8--29.47+0.02 52.0 50.0 52.0---
1018 2:20 pmNNW 11.7 15.5 12.5 9--29.46- 53.2 50.0 53.2---
1018 1:50 pmSSW 27.2 33.0 9.8 8--29.44-0.08 54.1 50.0 54.1---
1018 1:20 pm S 29.1 36.9 9.2 8--29.43- 54.3 50.2 54.3---
101812:50 pm S 31.1 38.9 8.2 8--29.44-0.13 54.7 50.0 54.7---
101812:20 pm S 31.1 36.9 8.9 7--29.45- 54.7 49.6 54.3---
101811:50 am S 35.0 44.7 7.5 6--29.45-0.17 55.9 49.5 55.2---
101811:20 am S 31.1 40.8 6.9 8--29.47- 55.8 49.5 54.7---
101810:50 amSSE 23.3 31.1 6.2 7--29.52-0.16 55.8 49.5 54.7---
101810:20 am SE 19.4 25.3 5.2 8--29.55- 47.7 49.5 47.3---
1018 9:50 am E 21.4 27.2 4.6 8--29.57-0.19 47.1 49.5 46.9---
1018 9:20 amESE 23.3 27.2 4.3 10--29.60- 46.9 49.6 46.6---
1018 8:50 amESE 25.3 31.1 4.6 10--29.62-0.19 47.7 49.6 47.3---
1018 8:20 amESE 25.3 29.1 4.6 8--29.64- 47.7 49.8 47.1---
1018 7:50 amESE 23.3 27.2 4.3 9--29.68-0.16 47.8 49.8 47.1---
1018 7:20 amESE 21.4 25.3 4.6 9--29.72- 48.0 50.0 46.8---
1018 6:50 amESE 21.4 23.3 4.6 10--29.75-0.15 48.2 49.8 46.4---
1018 6:20 amESE 19.4 23.3 4.9 10--29.78- 48.4 49.8 45.5---
1018 5:50 am E 17.5 19.4 5.2 9--29.81-0.14 47.8 50.0 44.8---
1018 5:20 amESE 19.4 23.3 5.9 10--29.80- 48.7 50.0 45.9---
1018 4:50 am E 17.5 19.4 6.2 10--29.84-0.13 48.2 50.0 45.7---
1018 4:20 am E 13.6 15.5 6.6 9--29.88- 48.6 50.0 45.1---
1018 3:50 amESE 13.6 15.5 5.9 9--29.91-0.10 48.9 50.0 45.3---
1018 3:20 amESE 15.5 17.5 6.6 9--29.92- 48.9 50.0 45.5---
1018 2:50 am E 13.6 17.5 6.6 10--29.96-0.09 47.8 50.0 44.1---
1018 2:20 am E 13.6 17.5 6.6 8--29.96- 48.4 49.8 44.6---
1018 1:50 am E 15.5 17.5 7.5 9--29.97-0.09 47.8 49.8 45.0---
1018 1:20 am E 9.7 11.7 7.5 9--29.99- 48.6 49.8 45.3---
101812:50 am E 9.7 13.6 7.9 9--30.01-0.07 48.6 49.8 45.5---
101812:20 am E 7.8 9.7 7.5 9--30.02- 48.2 49.8 45.3---
101711:50 pmENE 5.8 7.8 9.2 10--30.04-0.05 48.4 50.0 45.9---
101711:20 pmENE 7.8 9.7 8.9 9--30.04- 48.2 50.0 46.2---
101710:50 pmENE 5.8 9.7 8.2 9--30.06-0.04 49.6 50.0 46.2---
101710:20 pm- 0.0 3.9 8.9 9--30.07- 49.8 50.2 46.0---
1017 9:50 pm S 3.9 5.8 8.5 10--30.07-0.02 49.8 50.2 45.5---

Detailed Wave Summary
for 46087 as of
(10:00 pm PDT on 10/18/2017)
0500 GMT on 10/19/2017:

These wave data are displayed in rounded times.

     

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): 10.8 ft
5-day plot - Swell HeightSwell Height (SwH): 8.9 ft
5-day plot - Swell PeriodSwell Period (SwP): 10.8 sec
5-day plot - Swell DirectionSwell Direction (SwD): SW
5-day plot - Wind Wave HeightWind Wave Height (WWH): 6.2 ft
5-day plot - Wind Wave PeriodWind Wave Period (WWP): 7.1 sec
5-day plot - Wind Wave DirectionWind Wave Direction (WWD): SW
5-day plot - Wave SteepnessWave Steepness (STEEPNESS): AVERAGE
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 8.8 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
(PDT)
WVHT
ft
SwH
ft
SwP
sec
SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
1018 9:30 pm 10.5 10.2 10.8 SW 3.0 5.6 WSW AVERAGE 8.7
1018 9:00 pm 9.8 9.5 10.8 SW 3.0 6.2 SW AVERAGE 8.6
1018 8:30 pm 9.2 8.5 10.0 SW 3.9 5.9 SW AVERAGE 8.3
1018 8:00 pm 8.5 7.9 10.8 SW 3.6 7.7 SW AVERAGE 8.2
1018 7:30 pm 9.5 8.9 10.8 SW 3.3 4.5 SW AVERAGE 8.2
1018 7:00 pm 9.8 9.2 10.8 SW 3.6 6.7 SW AVERAGE 8.4
1018 6:30 pm 11.8 11.2 10.0 SW 4.3 5.9 SW AVERAGE 8.4
1018 6:00 pm 10.5 9.5 10.0 SW 3.9 5.9 SW AVERAGE 8.3
1018 5:30 pm 10.8 9.8 10.8 SW 4.3 5.6 SW AVERAGE 8.3
1018 5:00 pm 11.8 11.2 10.0 SW 3.6 5.9 SW AVERAGE 8.5
1018 4:30 pm 11.5 11.2 10.0 SW 1.6 4.0 SSW AVERAGE 8.1
1018 4:00 pm 11.2 11.2 10.0 SW 2.0 3.6 SW AVERAGE 7.8
1018 3:30 pm 10.8 10.8 10.0 SW 2.0 3.6 SW AVERAGE 7.3
1018 3:00 pm 11.8 11.5 8.3 SW 2.3 3.6 SW STEEP 7.0
1018 2:30 pm 12.5 11.8 9.1 SW 4.6 5.3 SSW STEEP 6.9
1018 2:00 pm 9.8 6.6 8.3 SW 7.2 5.6 SW STEEP 6.1
1018 1:30 pm 9.2 5.6 8.3 SW 7.5 7.1 SW STEEP 5.9
1018 1:00 pm 8.2 2.6 11.4 W 7.9 7.7 SW STEEP 5.5
101812:30 pm 8.9 2.6 14.8 SE 8.5 6.7 SWVERY_STEEP 5.4
101812:00 pm 7.5 3.0 13.8 S 6.9 6.2 SSWVERY_STEEP 5.2
101811:30 am 6.9 3.6 7.7 SW 5.9 6.2 SSW STEEP 5.1
101811:00 am 6.2 4.3 7.1 SW 4.6 4.2 SE STEEP 5.2
101810:30 am 5.2 3.6 8.3 SW 3.9 6.2 SSW AVERAGE 4.8
101810:00 am 4.6 3.3 7.7 SW 3.3 3.8 E AVERAGE 4.8
1018 9:30 am 4.3 3.3 10.0WSW 2.6 3.4 ESE SWELL 4.9
1018 9:00 am 4.6 3.9 10.0WSW 2.3 3.1 E SWELL 5.3
1018 8:30 am 4.6 3.9 8.3WSW 2.3 2.9 ESE AVERAGE 5.2
1018 8:00 am 4.3 3.6 9.1WSW 2.0 3.2 ESE SWELL 5.3
1018 7:30 am 4.6 4.3 9.1 W 2.0 3.0 ESE SWELL 6.0
1018 7:00 am 4.6 4.3 10.0 W 2.0 2.9 ESE SWELL 5.8
1018 6:30 am 4.9 4.6 10.0 W 1.6 2.7 E SWELL 6.5
1018 6:00 am 5.2 4.9 9.1 W 2.0 2.9 ESE AVERAGE 6.3
1018 5:30 am 5.9 5.6 10.0 W 1.6 4.8 WSW SWELL 7.1
1018 5:00 am 6.2 5.9 10.0 W 1.6 4.8 WSW SWELL 7.0
1018 4:30 am 6.6 6.2 9.1 W 2.0 4.5 WSW AVERAGE 7.1
1018 4:00 am 5.9 5.2 9.1 W 2.3 5.3 WSW AVERAGE 6.9
1018 3:30 am 6.6 5.6 9.1 W 3.3 6.2 WSW AVERAGE 6.9
1018 3:00 am 6.6 5.9 10.0 W 3.3 5.3 WSW AVERAGE 6.9
1018 2:30 am 6.6 5.9 8.3 W 3.3 4.0 SW AVERAGE 6.8
1018 2:00 am 7.5 5.6 9.1 W 4.6 6.7 W AVERAGE 6.7
1018 1:30 am 7.5 7.2 9.1 W 2.0 4.5 WSW AVERAGE 7.0
1018 1:00 am 7.9 7.5 9.1 W 2.0 4.3 WSW AVERAGE 7.0
101812:30 am 7.5 7.2 9.1 W 1.6 3.7 WSW AVERAGE 6.8
101812:00 am 9.2 8.9 10.0 W 1.6 3.6 WSW AVERAGE 7.2
101711:30 pm 8.9 8.5 9.1 W 1.6 3.8 WSW AVERAGE 7.3
101711:00 pm 8.2 8.2 9.1 W 1.6 3.8 W AVERAGE 7.1
101710:30 pm 8.9 8.9 9.1 W 1.3 3.7 W AVERAGE 7.5
101710:00 pm 8.5 8.5 10.0 W 1.0 3.7 W AVERAGE 7.6

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


Ocean Current Data for 46087

Unit of Measure:   Time Zone:   
    9:58 pm PDT    9:28 pm PDT    8:58 pm PDT    8:28 pm PDT    7:58 pm PDT    7:28 pm PDT    6:58 pm PDT    6:28 pm PDT
Depth
ft
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
   Dir
°
Speed
kts
7     290 1.03    280 1.01    290 0.74    300 0.51    260 0.52    250 0.41    250 0.19    200 0.14

Previous 24 hours of ocean current data for 46087

     5-day flow plotFive-day Flow Plot


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