Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 73° F
Humidity: 32
Wind direction (W Dir): North (5 - 14 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 3 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.64 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 3 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.04 in

Updated: 11:50 PM CDT on October 24, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.57 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 12:00 AM CDT on October 25, 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 74 78 37 North 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.03
21:50 73 78 37 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.04
22:50 73 78 37 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.03
23:50 73 78 32 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 7.7 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 3.4 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.80 ft 3.0 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 3.0 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec