Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 69° F
Humidity: 47
Wind direction (W Dir): NE (35 - 44 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 19.4 kts (22.4 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.95 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.03 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 12:50 AM CDT on October 23, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.92 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.8 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 AM CDT on October 23, 2014

General Information

Location: 30.065 -87.555
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 72 78 46 North 17.5 20.1 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.05
21:50 72 78 41 NNE 17.5 20.1 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.05
22:50 71 78 42 NNE 17.5 20.1 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.06 +0.04
23:50 70 78 46 NNE 17.5 20.1 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 -
00:50 69 78 47 NE 15.6 17.9 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.03 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.77 ft 3.8 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 2.30 ft 3.8 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.53 ft 4.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.92 ft 4.8 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec