Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 76° F
Humidity: 88
Wind direction (W Dir): NNE (15 - 24 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 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): 30.01 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.01 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 5:50 AM CDT on July 30, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.77 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.0 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 6:00 AM CDT on July 30, 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 85 84 75 North 9.7 11.2 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 +0.02
21:50 84 84 80 North 7.8 8.9 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 +0.04
22:50 84 83 83 North 7.8 8.9 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.04
23:50 83 83 86 North 9.7 11.2 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 30.01 +0.02
00:50 82 83 89 NNE 13.6 15.7 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -
01:50 80 83 84 NNE 17.5 20.1 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -0.01
02:50 79 83 87 NNE 15.6 17.9 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 -
03:50 78 83 86 NNE 15.6 17.9 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -
04:50 77 83 87 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 -
05:50 76 83 88 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.28 ft 2.7 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.41 ft 2.9 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.18 ft 5.0 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 0.95 ft 4.8 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 0.95 ft 4.5 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.51 ft 2.7 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 1.87 ft 3.2 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 1.84 ft 3.3 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.77 ft 3.1 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec