Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 83° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SSW (205 - 214 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): 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
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.08 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.03 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 10:50 AM CDT on July 04, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.17 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.8 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 11:00 AM CDT on July 04, 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)
21:50 84 83
-
SSW 9.7 11.2 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.01
22:50 84 83
-
SSW 9.7 11.2 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.04
23:50 84 83
-
SSW 9.7 11.2 7 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
00:50 84 83
-
SW 9.7 11.2 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 +0.02
01:50 84 83
-
SSW 11.7 13.4 7 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -0.02
02:50 84 83
-
SSW 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.01 -0.03
03:50 84 83
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SSW 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 -0.03
04:50 84 83
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SSW 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.00 -0.01
05:50 84 83
-
SW 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 +0.01
06:50 83 83
-
SSW 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.04 +0.04
07:50 84 83
-
WSW 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.06 +0.05
08:50 84 83
-
WSW 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 +0.05
09:50 84 83
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SW 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 +0.04
10:50 83 83
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SSW 11.7 13.4 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.08 +0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 5.0 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.64 ft 5.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.90 ft 4.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.77 ft 6.7 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.74 ft 3.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 7.1 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 3.0 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 3.2 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.30 ft 3.4 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 3.6 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 3.7 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 3.7 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.43 ft 3.8 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.20 ft 4.3 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 3.8 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec