Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 71° F
Humidity: 84
Wind direction (W Dir): South (185 - 194 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 0.33 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 0.3 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.96 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Decreasing, then steady; or decreasing, then decreasing more slowly

Updated: 4:50 PM CDT on April 24, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 0.46 ft
Spectral Peak Period:
Average Wave Period: 4.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 5:00 PM CDT on April 24, 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 Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 69 70 100 SW 7.8 8.9 29.93 +0.03
21:50 69 70 100 SW 7.8 8.9 29.94 +0.04
22:50 69 70 100 WSW 7.8 8.9 29.94 +0.03
23:50 69 70 100 WSW 3.9 4.5 29.94 +0.01
00:50 69 70 100 SSW 5.8 6.7 29.94 -
01:50 69 70 98 SSW 5.8 6.7 29.93 -0.01
02:50 68 71 100 SW 5.8 6.7 29.93 -0.01
03:50 68 71 100 SSW 5.8 6.7 29.94 -
04:50 68 71 100 SSW 3.9 4.5 29.93 -
05:50 69 71 98 SSW 5.8 6.7 29.95 +0.02
06:50 69 71 100 WSW 3.9 4.5 29.98 +0.04
07:50 69 71 100 ESE 1.9 2.2 29.98 +0.05
08:50 70 71 98 SSE 1.9 2.2 29.99 +0.04
09:50 70 71 81 ESE 3.9 4.5 30.01 +0.03
10:50 70 71 77 SSE 3.9 4.5 30.02 +0.04
11:50 70 72 91 South 5.8 6.7 30.01 +0.02
12:50 70 72 90 South 5.8 6.7 30.00 -0.01
13:50 71 74 84 South 5.8 6.7 29.99 -0.03
14:50 71 75 77 South 5.8 6.7 29.97 -0.04
15:50 71 76 73 South 5.8 6.7 29.96 -0.03
16:50 71 76 84 South 9.7 11.2 29.96 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 0.66 ft 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.66 ft 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 0.75 ft 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 0.59 ft 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 0.56 ft 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 0.56 ft 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 0.56 ft 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 0.49 ft 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 0.46 ft 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 0.49 ft 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 92 ft 0.49 ft 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 92 ft 0.52 ft 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
17:00 92 ft 0.46 ft 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec