Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 64° F
Wind direction (W Dir): South (175 - 184 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.30 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 6 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.26 in

Updated: 11:50 AM CST on January 29, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.46 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.2 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.7 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 12:00 PM CST on January 29, 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 59 62
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SE 1.9 2.2 6 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 30.26 +0.01
21:50 60 62
-
East 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.25 -
22:50 61 62
-
ESE 11.7 13.4 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.22 -0.04
23:50 61 62
-
ESE 11.7 13.4 4 0.98 exactly 1.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.21 -0.04
00:50 61 63
-
ESE 13.6 15.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.21 -0.04
01:50 61 63
-
SE 11.7 13.4 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.23 +0.01
02:50 62 63
-
SE 11.7 13.4 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.24 +0.03
03:50 62 63
-
SSE 9.7 11.2 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.24 +0.03
04:50 62 63
-
SSE 7.8 8.9 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.25 +0.02
05:50 62 62
-
SE 9.7 11.2 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.26 +0.02
06:50 62 62
-
SSE 11.7 13.4 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.27 +0.03
07:50 63 62
-
SSE 13.6 15.7 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.26 +0.01
08:50 63 62
-
SSE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.26 -
09:50 64 62
-
SSE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.27 -
10:50 64 63
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South 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.27 +0.01
11:50 64 63
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South 7.8 8.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.26 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 0.89 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 4.0 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.41 ft 2.9 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.77 ft 3.2 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 1.87 ft 3.8 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 4.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 3.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.87 ft 3.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.94 ft 4.2 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 4.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 4.2 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 2.43 ft 4.2 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 2.46 ft 4.2 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec