Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 52° F
Humidity: 35
Wind direction (W Dir): NNW (325 - 334 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.31 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.26 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.05 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 9:50 AM CST on November 26, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.41 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 10:00 AM CST on November 26, 2014

General Information

Location: 30.065 North -87.555 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D12
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
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Weather and Wave Data

Time Temp Humidity Wind Dominant Wave Wind Wave Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 58 68 36 North 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 -
21:50 58 68 36 NNW 17.5 20.1 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 -
22:50 56 67 44 NW 21.4 24.6 3 2.95 exactly 3.0 3 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.10 -0.02
23:50 54 67 46 NNW 19.4 22.4 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.09 +0.01
00:50 54 67 34 NNW 19.4 22.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.10 -0.01
01:50 53 67 39 NNW 19.4 22.4 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.12 +0.02
02:50 52 67 43 NNW 19.4 22.4 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 +0.04
03:50 51 67 47 NNW 19.4 22.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 +0.04
04:50 49 67 48 NNW 15.6 17.9 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.15 +0.03
05:50 49 67 48 NNW 15.6 17.9 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.18 +0.05
06:50 49 67 45 NNW 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.21 +0.07
07:50 50 67 41 NNW 13.6 15.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.23 +0.08
08:50 51 67 37 NNW 9.7 11.2 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.25 +0.07
09:50 52 67 35 NNW 7.8 8.9 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.26 +0.05

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 3.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.82 ft 3.4 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.22 ft 3.7 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.92 ft 4.5 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 2.82 ft 3.6 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 4.8 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.46 ft 4.2 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.30 ft 4.0 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 2.30 ft 4.5 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 1.41 ft 3.7 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec