Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 86° F
Wind direction (W Dir): WSW (245 - 254 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): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.31 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 3 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 5 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.85 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.04 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 2:50 PM CDT on August 02, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.48 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.1 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 3:00 PM CDT on August 02, 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 86 87
-
WNW 7.8 8.9 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.85 +0.02
21:50 86 86
-
WNW 11.7 13.4 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.85 +0.03
22:50 87 86
-
NNW 7.8 8.9 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.85 +0.01
23:50 87 86
-
North 9.7 11.2 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.85 -
00:50 86 86
-
NNW 9.7 11.2 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.84 -0.01
01:50 85 86
-
North 11.7 13.4 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.83 -0.02
02:50 85 86
-
North 9.7 11.2 9 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.81 -0.04
03:50 83 86
-
North 7.8 8.9 9 1.31 exactly 1.3 2 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.81 -0.03
04:50 82 86
-
North 9.7 11.2 8 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.82 -
05:50 83 86
-
North 5.8 6.7 8 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 29.82 +0.01
06:50 82 86
-
NNE 11.7 13.4 8 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.84 +0.03
07:50 82 86
-
NNE 7.8 8.9 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.86 +0.04
08:50 82 86
-
NNE 11.7 13.4 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.86 +0.04
09:50 82 86
-
NNE 9.7 11.2 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.87 +0.03
10:50 82 86
-
NNE 5.8 6.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.88 +0.02
11:50 83 87
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ENE 3.9 4.5 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.89 +0.03
12:50 85 88
-
SW 1.9 2.2 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.89 +0.02
13:50 85 89
-
SSW 3.9 4.5 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.87 -0.01
14:50 86 89
-
WSW 3.9 4.5 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.85 -0.04

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.98 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.98 ft 5.3 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 9.1 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.02 ft 9.1 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 9.1 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 1.21 ft 9.1 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 1.18 ft 9.1 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 8.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 8.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 8.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 1.38 ft 2.7 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 1.35 ft 2.7 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 1.28 ft 3.1 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 1.28 ft 2.7 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 1.31 ft 5.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 1.41 ft 4.8 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 1.54 ft 4.5 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 5.0 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec