Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 64° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ENE (65 - 74 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.97 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 5 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.95 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 9:50 PM CST on December 21, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.10 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.8 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 10:00 PM CST on December 21, 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 56 69
-
NNE 19.4 22.4 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.08 +0.01
21:50 56 69
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NNE 17.5 20.1 5 3.61 exactly 3.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.09 -
22:50 56 69
-
NNE 15.6 17.9 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 +0.01
23:50 56 69
-
NE 15.6 17.9 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -
00:50 57 70
-
NNE 15.6 17.9 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.09 -
01:50 56 70
-
NNE 13.6 15.7 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.09 -
02:50 56 70
-
NNE 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -
03:50 56 70
-
NNE 11.7 13.4 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -0.01
04:50 57 70
-
NE 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 -0.03
05:50 57 70
-
NNE 13.6 15.7 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.07 -0.01
06:50 57 69
-
NNE 13.6 15.7 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -
07:50 58 69
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NE 11.7 13.4 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -
08:50 59 69
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NE 11.7 13.4 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 -
09:50 60 69
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ENE 9.7 11.2 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 +0.02
10:50 61 69
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ENE 9.7 11.2 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -
11:50 62 70
-
East 9.7 11.2 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.04
12:50 63 70
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East 5.8 6.7 6 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 -0.08
13:50 63 70
-
ENE 7.8 8.9 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 -0.08
14:50 62 70
-
NNE 13.6 15.7 6 1.97 exactly 2.0 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 -0.05
15:50 61 70
-
NE 15.6 17.9 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.98 -0.04
16:50 61 70
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NE 13.6 15.7 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 -0.01
17:50 61 70
-
ENE 13.6 15.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 +0.01
18:50 62 70
-
ENE 13.6 15.7 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 -
19:50 62 70
-
ENE 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.99 -
20:50 64 70
-
ENE 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.96 -0.03
21:50 64 70
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ENE 11.7 13.4 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.95 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.38 ft 5.9 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 3.41 ft 5.6 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 3.64 ft 5.3 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.31 ft 5.0 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 5.6 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.22 ft 5.6 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.89 ft 5.9 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 5.0 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.66 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.56 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 5.9 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.49 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 5.6 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 5.6 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 2.03 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 5.3 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 5.6 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 5.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
20:00 92 ft 2.26 ft 3.6 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 4.8 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec