Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 67° F
Humidity: 48
Wind direction (W Dir): NNE (25 - 34 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 21.4 kts (24.6 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.28 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.3 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): 30.06 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.05 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 9:50 AM CDT on October 30, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 3.25 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.5 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.8 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT on October 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 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 76 76 81 NW 7.8 8.9 7 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.02
21:50 74 76 73 North 15.6 17.9 6 1.64 exactly 1.6 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.01 +0.02
22:50 73 77 80 North 15.6 17.9 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.01
23:50 72 77 83 NNE 17.5 20.1 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -
00:50 70 77 85 North 13.6 15.7 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.01 -
01:50 69 77 86 North 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.00 -0.02
02:50 68 78 84 North 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 -0.01
03:50 68 78 78 NNE 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 -0.02
04:50 68 78 64 NNE 17.5 20.1 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.99 -0.01
05:50 68 78 55 NE 17.5 20.1 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.00 +0.01
06:50 67 78 59 NNE 15.6 17.9 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.01 +0.02
07:50 67 77 55 NNE 17.5 20.1 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.03 +0.04
08:50 66 77 50 NNE 19.4 22.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.05 +0.05
09:50 67 77 48 NNE 17.5 20.1 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.06 +0.05

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 6.7 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.71 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 5.9 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 2.20 ft 3.0 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.30 ft 3.4 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 3.3 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 3.7 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.43 ft 3.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.53 ft 3.6 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.79 ft 3.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 3.02 ft 4.2 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 4.5 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 3.25 ft 4.5 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec