Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 82° F
Humidity: 97
Wind direction (W Dir): South (175 - 184 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.31 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 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: 1:50 PM CDT on July 22, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.21 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 PM CDT on July 22, 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 82 83 100 WSW 11.7 13.4 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.98 -
22:50 82 83 100 SW 5.8 6.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.04
23:50 82 83 100 SW 7.8 8.9 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.03
00:50 82 83 100 SW 7.8 8.9 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -
01:50 82 83 99 SW 5.8 6.7 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 -0.03
02:50 82 82 99 SSW 7.8 8.9 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 -0.03
04:50 82 82 99 SW 5.8 6.7 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 -
05:50 82 82 99 SW 7.8 8.9 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 +0.02
06:50 82 82 99 SW 5.8 6.7 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -
07:50 82 82 99 WSW 3.9 4.5 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.05
08:50 82 82 96 West 3.9 4.5 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.04 +0.04
09:50 82 82 86 SSE 3.9 4.5 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.04 +0.03
10:50 82 83 99 SSE 7.8 8.9 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.04 -
11:50 82 83 99 South 9.7 11.2 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.05 +0.01
12:50 82 83 96 South 7.8 8.9 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.05 +0.01
13:50 82 83 97 South 7.8 8.9 4 1.31 exactly 1.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 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 1.97 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 5.0 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 5.3 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 1.84 ft 4.8 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 1.64 ft 4.5 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.51 ft 4.8 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 1.44 ft 4.5 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 1.28 ft 4.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 1.28 ft 4.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 1.18 ft 3.8 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 1.21 ft 3.7 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec