Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 67° F
Humidity: 42
Wind direction (W Dir): East (75 - 84 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.94 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.9 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 6 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.27 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.01 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 7:50 PM CST on November 21, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 3.94 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.6 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 8:00 PM CST on November 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 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 63 69 44 South 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.25 +0.02
21:50 63 69 45 WSW 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.25 +0.01
22:50 63 68 47 SW 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.25 -
23:50 63 68 48 SSW 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.24 -0.01
00:50 63 68 50 - 0.0 0.0 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.25 -0.01
01:50 64 67 43 East 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - 30.25 -
02:50 64 67 55 NE 7.8 8.9 7 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 30.25 -
03:50 61 67 76 NE 9.7 11.2 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 30.25 -
04:50 62 66 72 ENE 9.7 11.2 7 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 30.25 +0.01
05:50 64 66 56 East 11.7 13.4 5 1.31 exactly 1.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.25 +0.01
06:50 65 66 47 East 11.7 13.4 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.28 +0.03
07:50 59 65 79 NE 17.5 20.1 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.31 +0.05
08:50 60 65 76 NE 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.32 +0.07
09:50 61 65 73 ENE 15.6 17.9 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.33 +0.05
10:50 62 65 61 ENE 13.6 15.7 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.32 +0.02
11:50 63 65 54 East 13.6 15.7 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.30 -0.03
12:50 63 65 51 East 15.6 17.9 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.27 -0.06
13:50 64 65 49 East 15.6 17.9 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.25 -0.07
14:50 64 66 53 East 15.6 17.9 5 3.61 exactly 3.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.25 -0.05
15:50 65 66 49 East 15.6 17.9 5 3.61 exactly 3.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.25 -0.01
17:50 66 65 48 East 11.7 13.4 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.27 +0.02
18:50 67 65 46 ENE 13.6 15.7 6 3.94 exactly 3.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.27 +0.02
19:50 67 65 42 East 15.6 17.9 6 3.94 exactly 3.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.27 +0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.72 ft 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 0.75 ft 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 0.85 ft 6.7 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.25 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 2.9 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 1.71 ft 3.1 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.20 ft 3.1 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 2.56 ft 3.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 2.66 ft 4.0 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 4.2 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 92 ft 3.48 ft 5.0 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 92 ft 3.67 ft 5.3 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 92 ft 3.77 ft 5.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
20:00 92 ft 3.94 ft 6.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec