Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 80° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ESE (115 - 124 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.62 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 6 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 15 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.12 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.01 in
Increasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 5:50 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.66 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.6 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.1 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 6:00 AM CDT on May 24, 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 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 79 81
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ESE 11.7 13.4 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.14 -
21:50 79 80
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ESE 11.7 13.4 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.14 -
22:50 79 80
-
ESE 13.6 15.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.14 -
23:50 79 80
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ESE 15.6 17.9 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.13 -0.01
00:50 79 80
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ESE 13.6 15.7 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.13 -0.01
01:50 79 80
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ESE 13.6 15.7 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.10 -0.04
02:50 80 80
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SE 13.6 15.7 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.11 -0.02
03:50 80 80
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SE 11.7 13.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.11 -0.01
04:50 80 80
-
ESE 11.7 13.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.12 +0.02
05:50 80 80
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ESE 11.7 13.4 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 15 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.12 +0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
22:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 5.3 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 5.3 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 2.56 ft 5.3 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 4.2 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 2.76 ft 5.6 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 5.3 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.82 ft 4.5 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.92 ft 5.0 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.66 ft 5.6 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec