|Buoy 46012 HMB|
Some Technical Data on Buoy 46012
Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
NOAA has been collecting Historical Data from this buoy since 1980. Some parameters of interest are sea and air temperatures wind velocity and direction, wave heights and periods dew points and pressure readings. I will be exploring data from this buoy as well as Buoy 46013 Bodega Bay located 48 NM NW of San Francisco, buoy 46026 San Francisco located 18NM West of San Francisco, buoy 46237 San Francisco Bar located about 7 miles West of San Francisco and Weather Station FTPC1 located at Crissy Field Presidio! In the future I may also include data from the Point Reyes, Monterey and Point Arena stations.
|Buoys||Ave Yearly Records
|High Record Year||2014||2015
|Buoy 46012 (HMB)||184||1077 (1992)||3553||1320|
|Buoy 46026(SF)||116||1765 (1997 El Nino Yr)||1431||714|
In summary we can see that 2014 and 2015 have significantly higher water temperatures and historical persistence!Buoy 46012 had 3553 records above 60F, the previous record being 1077 records in 1992. With 1320 records above 60F to date looks like 2015 will match 2014 for longevity of the record ocean temperatures.