Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 72° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SSW (195 - 204 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 3.9 kts (4.5 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.64 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 4 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.06 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.04 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 3:50 PM CDT on April 01, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.74 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.9 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.5 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 PM CDT on April 01, 2015

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 Wave Swell Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 71 70
-
SSW 11.7 13.4 7 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.02
21:50 71 69
-
SW 11.7 13.4 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.04
22:50 71 69
-
SW 9.7 11.2 8 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.05
23:50 70 69
-
SW 11.7 13.4 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
00:50 70 69
-
SW 13.6 15.7 8 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 -0.02
01:50 70 69
-
SW 13.6 15.7 8 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -0.06
02:50 70 69
-
SW 13.6 15.7 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 -0.05
03:50 70 69
-
SW 11.7 13.4 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -0.02
04:50 70 69
-
WSW 9.7 11.2 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.01
05:50 70 70
-
WSW 7.8 8.9 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 +0.04
06:50 70 70
-
WNW 5.8 6.7 7 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.06
07:50 69 70
-
North 5.8 6.7 8 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 +0.08
08:50 70 70
-
NE 5.8 6.7 7 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 +0.07
09:50 70 70
-
East 3.9 4.5 7 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.05
10:50 70 71
-
SSE 3.9 4.5 4 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.02
11:50 70 71
-
South 5.8 6.7 8 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -
12:50 71 72
-
SSW 5.8 6.7 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -0.01
13:50 71 73
-
SW 3.9 4.5 6 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -0.02
14:50 72 74
-
WSW 3.9 4.5 4 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -0.03
15:50 72 74
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SSW 3.9 4.5 4 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 -0.04

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 92 ft 2.00 ft 7.1 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 2.26 ft 6.7 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 8.3 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 2.26 ft 6.7 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 7.7 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 7.1 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 7.1 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.43 ft 7.1 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 6.7 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 6.7 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 1.77 ft 6.7 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 7.1 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 1.54 ft 4.2 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 7.7 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 1.74 ft 5.9 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec