Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 83° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SW (225 - 234 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 3.9 kts (4.5 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 3.9 kts (4.5 mph)
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 0.66 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 0.7 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.98 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 1:50 PM CDT on September 03, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 0.72 ft
Spectral Peak Period:
Average Wave Period: 4.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 PM CDT on September 03, 2015

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 Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 85 86
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 29.99 +0.01
21:50 84 86
-
SW 5.8 6.7 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 30.00 +0.03
22:50 84 86
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 6 0.98 exactly 1.0 29.99 +0.02
23:50 84 86
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 6 0.98 exactly 1.0 29.99 -
00:50 84 86
-
SW 5.8 6.7 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 29.98 -0.02
01:50 84 86
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 29.96 -0.03
02:50 84 86
-
West 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.95 -0.04
03:50 84 85
-
WNW 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.94 -0.03
04:50 84 85
-
WNW 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.96 -
05:50 83 85
-
North 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.97 +0.02
06:50 83 85
-
North 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.97 +0.03
07:50 83 85
-
North 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.98 +0.02
08:50 83 85
-
North 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.99 +0.02
09:50 83 85
-
North 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 30.00 +0.03
10:50 83 85
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- 0.0 0.0 0.66 exactly 0.7 30.01 +0.03
11:50 84 85
-
- 0.0 0.0 0.66 exactly 0.7 30.01 +0.02
12:50 83 86
-
SW 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.99 -0.01
13:50 83 86
-
SW 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 29.98 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 0.95 ft 5.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.95 ft 5.0 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.89 ft 5.3 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 0.85 ft 5.9 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 0.85 ft 5.6 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 0.89 ft 5.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 0.82 ft 5.3 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 0.72 ft 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 0.72 ft 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 0.75 ft 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 0.69 ft 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 0.72 ft 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec